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A hot and dry July shows longer duration heat waves here!

Olympia Regional Airport’s 99 degrees broke a high temperature record Saturday.
Credit: KING-5 TV News

  • Editor’s note: Last week’s consecutive days of 90+ degree weather demonstrated extreme weather events have started to become more severe, of longer duration, and more frequent.
  • Normally a dry month, July 2022 was even more dry with .09 inches of rain, compared to a normal year with .53 inches.

July reflected several weather records in Western Washington

+ KING-5 TV News: Seattle sets all-time record longest stretch of 90 degree highs Sunday – The heat wave broke all-time records for parts of western Washington.

This stretch of six straight days above 90 set an all-time record at Sea-Tac for the past 77 years.

On Tuesday Bellingham (90), Olympia (97) and Seattle (94) all broke previous daily high records, and on Saturday Olympia (99) and Shelton (99) broke previous daily high records.

+ The Olympian: Sweet relief! Cooler weather is coming to South Sound, forecaster says

Posted by Steve on August 1, 2022 at 12:31 am | Permalink

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