The National Weather Service has issued a special weather bulletin for Western Washington for an “Extreme Heat Watch” all this week.
The nearest official National Weather Service reporting station is Olympia’s Regional Airport, 16 miles from Yelm.
From The Olympian,
“An excessive heat watch is in effect from Monday afternoon through Thursday afternoon.
Forecasters say high temperatures will be in the 90s across Western Washington this week, with warm nighttime temperatures in the mid-50s to lower 60s.
They say the prolonged period of hot temperatures could lead to poor air quality and possible heat-related illnesses.”
From The Weather Channel:
Excessive Heat Watch for Southwest Interior, WA
from 12 pm PDT, Mon., Jul. 27, 2009 until 6 pm PDT, Thu., Jul. 30, 2009
Prepare for Extreme Heat
Issued by The National Weather Service
3:37 am PDT, Sun., Jul. 26, 2009
… EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON…
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH… WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON.
KING-5 TV in Seattle reports the following 90 degree streak records:
5 days of 90’s August 7-11, 1981
4 days of 90’s July 16-19, 1979
3 days of 90’s 1965, 1971, 1977
UPDATE: From the July 27th Olympian