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Olympia Regional Airport

Excessive Heat Warning for Southwest Interior, WA
The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning though Friday

The Olympian reports,
“The high temperature topped the century mark this afternoon [Tuesday, July 28], according to the monitoring station at the Olympia Regional Airport, breaking the record set in 1998…

The National Weather Service in Seattle forecasts Wednesdays high temperature will reach 102 degrees, two degrees below the all-time record set on Aug. 9, 1981, and Thursday’s high will also threaten to reach triple digits. It hit 101 degreess at the Olympia Regional Airport shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday.”

KING-5 TV in Seattle reports,
“The National Weather Service reported the temperature at Portland International Airport reached a record 106 degrees, well past the previous airport record of 101 set in 1998, but still short of the 107 all-time mark for the Portland area set in 1981.

At Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, it was a tie with 1998 when the temperature climbed to 97 degrees on Tuesday.

Wednesday “looks brutal,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Jay Albrecht.

“We’re looking at a heat wave of potentially historic proportions,” KING 5 Meteorologist Jeff Renner said.

Sea-Tac Airport could reach 101 degrees Wednesday, which would break the all-time record set July 16, 1941, in downtown Seattle and tied July 20, 1994, at the airport. The average high for Seattle in late July is 76 or 77.”

UPDATE: 2:53pm July 29th
“Residents of Seattle entered uncharted territory Wednesday when the official temperature reached 101 degrees.

The weather station at Sea-Tac Airport, where the official record comes from, hit the mark at 2:53 p.m….

The previous record was set July 16, 1941 in downtown Seattle and July 20, 1994 at the airport. The average high for Seattle in late July is 76 or 77,” quoting KING-5 TV.

We tied the ALL-TIME record high temperature today officially at Olympia Regional Airport of 104 degrees.


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