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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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June 19, 2014 at 6:40 AM

Thursday Memo: Pot brownies … Cat on the move … Summer sun

Pot brownies given to teens: A Puyallup man is accused of supplying marijuana extract that prosecutors say his 16-year-old daughter used to make brownies that later sickened several of her classmates. Cat: ‘I don’t want to move’: George the cat traveled 12 miles, crossing three highways and neighborhoods where coyotes are known to…

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June 3, 2013 at 7:58 AM

Summer arriving early in Puget Sound area

It’s official: Shorts weather has arrived. A high-pressure ridge off the Washington coast is expected to steer clouds away from the Northwest all week, producing dry days and highs in the 70s through next weekend. “It looks like this is going to hang around for a while,” said Steve Reedy of the National Weather Service. The Weather Service…

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January 24, 2013 at 2:48 PM

State to tear down Highway 520 ‘ramps to nowhere’

The 520 bridge “ramps to nowhere,” lingering landmarks to unfinished highway plans for more than four decades, will be torn down, officials announced Thursday. Along with that aesthetic improvement to the roadway, construction will begin next year on a one-mile trail through the Washington Park Arboretum. The trail will be east of Lake Washington Boulevard, from East Madison…

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September 4, 2012 at 6:43 AM

Morning Memo/Tuesday: Warm days … Back to school … Brunner at DNC

Weather:  Remember when Times reporter Jack Broom told us three weeks ago, “Sorry, summer’s almost outta here“? OK, scratch that. Today he’s writing that summer isn’t ready to say goodbye. Monday was the 43rd straight day without measurable rain at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The record, 51 days, was set in 1951 — and…

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