Follow us:

The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

April 8, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Sunday’s 70-degree temperature a record

Today was the warmest April 8 ever recorded in Seattle, reaching 70 degrees at both Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and the National Weather Service at Seattle’s Magnuson Park.

The old mark was 69 degrees in 1996.

Last year, Seattle hit the 70 mark very late — on May 20. The latest 70-degree onset recorded was May 23, 2003.

Remarkably, today’s warmth arrived not long after frost formed on some Seattle houses and cars yesterday morning. The fast-changing temperatures happened because of a mostly clear sky and dry air being pushed toward Seattle from eastern Washington.

This pattern will continue tomorrow, but highs will reach only into the 60s, said Gary Schneider, a Weather Service meteorologist.

 

Comments | More in Weather Beat | Topics: National Weather Service, record, Seattle

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►