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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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August 15, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Local Sasquatch hunters, and other stuff you might have missed this week

The weirdest stories on seattletimes.com this week ran the gamut from mythical creatures up for debate to actual creatures out for a stroll. It was also a week of extremes: record heat, record rainfall (thanks, nature!), and what are likely some of the highest Web traffic numbers a year-old Times story has ever gotten (thanks, Facebook!). Read…

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July 26, 2014 at 1:39 PM

Crews make progress in Wash.’s largest wildfire

The Associated Press Officials say firefighting crews are making progress against Washington’s largest wildfire, reporting that the 390-square-mile fire in the north-central part of the state is now almost 60 percent contained. The progress at the Carlton complex fire comes as temperatures begin to rise, with the possibility of triple-digit temperatures next week. Over the past few…

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July 23, 2014 at 6:05 PM

Wednesday’s 0.74 inches of rain breaks records

Today’s heavy rainfall broke the record for the most rain on July 23. According to the National Weather Service, Seattle received 0.74 inches of rain. The previous record for today was 0.54 inches in 1949. “We’ve received more rain today than we normally get in the whole month of July,” said National Weather Service Meteorologist Johnny…

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May 19, 2014 at 7:44 AM

Morning memo: Police chief choice at 10 a.m. … Seahawks’ undrafted free agents … $2M home in flames

Mayor’s choice for top cop: Mayor Ed Murray is expected to announce his choice for police chief this morning at 10 a.m. The three finalists are: Kathleen O’Toole, Robert Lehner and Frank Milstead.  Fire damages $2M home: A firefighter fell through a home’s ceiling while fighting an early morning fire in Bellevue, reports The Associated Press. The…

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May 16, 2014 at 7:11 AM

Friday Memo: Predicting big quakes … Copper River salmon … Seahawks … SIFF opens Egyptian

The Big One? Scientists traditionally have been convinced that predicting earthquakes is impossible because the factors that trigger quakes are very complex. But recent research, based on massive quakes in Japan and Chile, has changed a few minds. Why should you care? The last megaquake on the Cascadia Subduction Zone, which runs 700 miles…

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May 2, 2014 at 7:11 AM

Friday Memo: Mostly mellow May Day … sinking street … pot-store lottery … M’s win

Quiet May Day: Officers made 10 arrests during May Day activities on Thursday, according to a report from Seattle police. The march earlier in the afternoon from Judkins Park to Westlake Park went off without incident. Several pre-march speakers addressed Mayor Ed Murray’s plan to gradually raise the minimum…

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May 1, 2014 at 4:39 PM

With a high of 85 today, we broke a 16-year record

UPDATE, 7 p.m. | Today’s high was 85, according to Ni Cushmeer of the National Weather Service. ORIGINAL POST | Today has been record-breaking hot, but Seattle residents shouldn’t get used to the summer weather just yet, the National Weather Service said. Seattle’s temperature late this afternoon of 83 degrees broke the previous record set in 1998…

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