Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Heatwave Continues

SEATTLE -- Expect record heat on Wednesday across much of the interior of Western Washington, forecasters said. The KIRO 7 Pinpoint Severe Weather Center said temperatures will be in the 90s to 100 degrees, 15 to 25 degrees above normal.
The record for this date is 95, set in 1951. The all-time high for Sea-Tac Airport is 100, set on July 20, 1994The 99 degrees recorded in Hoquiam on Tuesday was an all-time high. The National Weather Service said the previous record was 98 set in 1981 and 1961.
Forecasters also said records for Tuesday's date were 86 at Bellingham, and 85 at Stampede Pass.
Temperatures should start to ease on Thursday and cool into the weekend.
High temperatures also are forecast for Eastern Washington--in the upper 90s and breaking 100 through Saturday.

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