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+90 degree temperatures to last through Thursday in Yelm area

Forecast high temperatures July 5-7
Photo credit: The Weather Channel

One of the hottest and driest weather streaks for so early in the summer is forecast to remain intact here through and including Thursday.

As recorded officially in Thurston County by the National Weather Service at Olympia Regional Airport, Thursday, June 25 was the first day temperatures peaked at 90 degrees, where the average high temperature for that date was normally 72 degrees. This area has recorded temperatures at or above 87 ever since, with most days in the 90’s.
The only exception was Sunday, June 28, when the high was 80 degrees.

The forecast shows high temperatures return to the near-normal range with 78 degrees on Friday, July 10, ending two consecutive weeks of hot weather. Today will be the warmest of this streak, with 96 degrees forecast.
No rain is in the forecast for this week.

From The Weather Channel:
“- Seattle set daily record highs on Thursday (93 degrees), Friday (92 degrees) and Saturday (92 degrees).”

“Heat advisories have been posted for portions of the Northwest including Seattle, Portland and Eugene.

Compared to what the region is used to, evening and overnight temperatures will be slow to drop, bottoming out in the upper 60s and 70s in the hottest locations.

There is hope on the horizon, with the top taken off temperatures late in the week as upper-atmospheric blocking over the eastern Pacific Ocean finally gives way just enough.

This should knock temperatures in both Seattle and Portland into the upper 70s or 80s Friday into the weekend.”

“Seattle has seen only 8 days with measurable rain since May 1, one-third the average number of such days, according to NWS-Seattle. Their last rainfall of one-half inch or more was almost three months ago, on April 13.”
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Posted by Steve on July 5, 2015 at 7:20 am | Permalink

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