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September 11, 2013 at 4:24 PM

UPDATE: Seattle heat breaks record at 93 degrees

UPDATE: 5 p.m. | A new reading at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport has the high at 93 degrees now, up from 91 earlier today. ORIGINAL POST | Today’s heat in Seattle reached 91 degrees, breaking a record high for the day of 87 set in 2009. That observation, taken at 4 p.m. at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, could even…

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June 28, 2013 at 10:35 AM

CDC offers tips for handling the heat

With a heat wave on the way, you probably already know it’s important to stay hydrated, but did you know that very cold drinks can be harmful in hot weather? The Centers for Disease Control says icy cold beverages should be avoided when it’s super-hot, because they cause stomach cramps. The CDC also suggests avoiding alcohol and sugary…

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