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The Today File

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July 2, 2014 at 7:47 AM

Hot enough? Tuesday was hottest day since 2010

You probably know the 94-degree high set at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport yesterday was a record for the day, but get this: It hasn’t been that hot since 2010.

Kirby Cook, meteorologist for the National Weather Service, said Sea-Tac hasn’t recorded a temperature that high since Aug. 15, 2010 — when the high was 96 degree during a run of sweltering days.

But no need to run out and buy an air conditioner … things are back to normal now.

Sea-Tac is expected to reach just 79 today and then stay in the mid-70s over the next week or so, meteorologists said.

“It’s pretty uncommon for us to get a week or more of hot temperatures because of the onshore flow. The natural state of things is for the winds to blow from the ocean to the inland. That cools the area,” said Allen Kam, a Weather Service meteorologist.

 

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