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September 2, 2014 at 5:56 AM

Warmest July-August on record in Seattle

The average temperature in July and August in the Seattle area this year was a record-setter, according to the National Weather Service. What’s more, the average high temperature was 80 degrees, just shy of the record set in 1967. The average daily temperature measured at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport from July 1 until Aug. 31 was 69.2 degrees. The previous…

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September 11, 2013 at 7:16 AM

Possible record-setting heat in Washington

The Associated Press The National Weather Service says a sunny, hot day Wednesday could set high temperature records in some places in Washington. The high forecast for Sea-Tac Airport is 89 degrees. That would break the record of 87 set in 2009. Highs in the 80s are forecast across Western Washington Wednesday and into the 90s along the…

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July 1, 2013 at 1:04 PM

University Bridge to close on and off today due to the heat

The University Bridge will close for about 10 minutes each hour during the day so it can be flushed to keep it from getting too hot, says the Seattle Department of Transportation. There could be some maintenance headaches if the bridge gets too hot and expands. The closures will continue until the early evening when it gets…

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June 27, 2013 at 11:01 AM

Hot, dry stretch ahead, Fourth of July looks promising

Two things you may want to know about the weather headed our way: It’s going to be hot. High temperatures are expected to rise through the weekend, through the low 80s on Friday and Saturday, into the upper 80s on Sunday and Monday, and rising, possibly into the 90s on  Tuesday or Wednesday –  with some areas…

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August 15, 2012 at 7:02 AM

Morning Memo / Wednesday: Just stupid … Rock blasting … Hot, hot, hot

Weather: Nice weather expected today, but hot, hot, hot tomorrow and Friday when the temperatures could reach the mid-90s. Sunscreen anyone? How about air conditioning? If you go swimming in lakes and streams to beat the heat, be careful. The National Weather Service forecast. Traffic: Rock blasting on I-90 at Snoqualmie Pass will…

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