Several Northwest Cities Set Record High Temperatures Over The Weekend, With More To Come

The Northwest is heading into the hottest days of its record-setting heat wave. CREDIT: National Weather Service
The Northwest is heading into the hottest days of its record-setting heat wave. CREDIT: National Weather Service

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Several Northwest cities set record high temperatures for Saturday. Spokane was not one of them. Its official high of 98 fell two degrees short.

In eastern Washington, Pasco, Hanford and Yakima were among those setting records for June 26.

Pasco’s 110 degrees smashed the previous record of 105. Hanford recorded 108, two degrees hotter than the previous record. Omak’s 104 was two degrees higher than the old record. Yakima tied its record of 104. Wenatchee tied its record of 102.

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Ephrata broke a record for the second consecutive day. It recorded 103 on Saturday and 102 on Friday.

In western Washington, Seattle’s high temperature of 99 was 12 degrees warmer than the past record for the date. Sea-Tac and Olympia both recorded highs of 102 degrees, 12 and nine degrees hotter than the previous records, respectively. Bellingham’s 95 degrees was also 12 degrees clear of the old record.

In eastern Oregon, The Dalles recorded 110 degrees (old record, 108) and Hermiston 108 (old record, 106).

Tuesday looks to be the peak of the Northwest heat wave. Spokane’s forecast high is 109. Other project high temperatures range from 106 in Pullman to 116 in Lewiston and Moses Lake.

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