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Excessive Heat Watch for Yelm and vicinity Tuesday through Friday
Olympia’s all-time record high of 104 could be tied/broken
“Rare 100-Degree Heat Possible in Seattle”


Photo credit: National Weather Service (NWS), Seattle

– Olympia’s all-time record high of 104 degrees (most recently Jul. 29, 2009) could be tied or broken Thursday.

Issuing Office: Seattle/Tacoma
Source: National.Weather.Service

3:35am PDT, Sun Jul 30

… EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING. * TEMPERATURE… UNUSUALLY HOT WEATHER IS FORECAST BEGINNING TUESDAY AND CONTINUING THROUGH FRIDAY. RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL OCCUR WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY WITH HIGHS ON THURSDAY WITHIN 5 DEGREES OF ALL TIME RECORD HIGHS.

HIGHS ON THURSDAY WITHIN 5 DEGREES OF ALL TIME RECORD HIGHS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH MEANS THAT A PROLONGED PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED. THE HOT TEMPERATURES WILL CREATE A DANGEROUS SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE POSSIBLE. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS, STAY OUT OF THE SUN, AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS. YOUNG CHILDREN AND PETS SHOULD NEVER BE LEFT UNATTENDED IN VEHICLES UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. THIS IS ESPECIALLY TRUE DURING WARM OR HOT WEATHER WHEN CAR INTERIORS CAN REACH LETHAL TEMPERATURES IN A MATTER OF MINUTES.
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– “Rare 100-Degree Heat Possible in Seattle”
“A blistering heat wave will sear the Pacific Northwest, threatening some all-time record highs in parts of Oregon and Washington, pushing Seattle toward a rare triple-digit high.”

In records dating to 1894, Seattle has only had three days of 100-degree plus heat, all in July:

July 29, 2009: 103 degrees
July 20, 1994: 100 degrees
July 16, 1941: 100 degrees

By Jonathan Belles, Weather.com.
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Posted by Steve on July 30, 2017 at 8:54 am | Permalink

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