“The high of 66 degrees beat the previous record of 64 degrees, set in 1993 [recorded at Sea-Tac Airport], and was a record for any December day going back to 1945 when record-keeping began at the airport.
In Olympia, the high of 64 degrees set a record by 1 degree.
Once Wednesdays record was broken, Cliff Mass, a meteorologist at the University of Washington, immediately took to his blog to tell his followers about the big news update.
‘I repeat this is the warmest temperature ever reported for any day in December in the entire climatological record,’ he wrote. ‘Amazing,'” quoting the Cliff Mass Weather Blog on the AP.