Olympia Regional Airport records near-record heat three days in a row
– On August 14, the official National Weather Service station for Thurston County at Olympia Regional Airport reported a high of 91, just short of the 1967 record of 93 degrees.
– On August 15, the 93 degree high was one degree short of the 1967 high of 94 degrees.
– On August 16, the 92 degree high was 4 degrees short of the 1967 96 degree record, however the morning low of 60 degrees broke a record for this day as the highest, low temperature recorded for any August 16th, surpassing the 59 degrees set in 1999.
Yelm records record heat three days in a row – Puget Sound’s hottest!
This area recorded some of the hottest temperatures in Puget Sound, surpassing Olympia, Tacoma and Sea-Tac Airport temperatures:
– On August 14, the previous Yelm high temperature of 91 recorded in 1992 was surpassed by the 92 degrees recorded here.
“The area set a high for an Aug. 14 on Thursday, with 90 degrees recorded at Sea-Tac Airport. That broke the mark of 88 in 2005. It was 88 degrees at McChord Air Force Base,” quoting the Tacoma News Tribune. Yelm’s 92 surpassed all of those stations.
– On August 15, the previous Yelm high of 87 for that date was surpassed by the 94 degrees, which is also the warmest temperature recorded in Yelm this month.
– On August 16, the 92 degrees broke the record set in 1985 of 86 degrees.
Click here for Yelm August record temperatures.
KING-5 TV in Seattle reports, “Lightning adds to sweltering weekend”.