Olympia Regional Airport, closest official weather service station to Yelm (16 miles), set a new high temperature record for any May 2nd. Today’s high of 87 (30.6 C.), broke the former record high of 78 degrees set in 1966. Click here
On-shore wind flow will bring cooler ocean air and drop the temperatures on tomorrow through week’s end.
– “2016 marks hottest Seattle April ever”
“KING 5 Meteorologist Rich Marriott says the mean temperature for this past April broke the old April record, set in 1977, by 3.1 degrees. Today temperatures reached a high of 87 degrees, tying the record set back in 1945.
The mean from April was also higher than what the mean usually is in the month of May.
Last April, the temperature hit 80 four times. The previous record for April was two days of 80-plus temperatures in 1981.
Seven out of the last 19 months have been the warmest ever recorded at Sea-Tac,” by Sara Schlagel, KING 5-TV News.