Seattle sizzles to 10th 90-degree day this year; ties other all-time heat record
SEATTLE -- Anyone who has spent countless nights sweltering in an un-air conditioned room can easily tell you it's been a hot summer, but now it's starting to hit some "all-time" hot summer records...
Seattle warmed over 90 degrees again on Thursday, making it the 10th time this year the thermometer has reached that mark at Sea-Tac Airport. It's just the second time in Seattle recorded history that we've officially hit double-digits in 90 degree readings. The only other time was just three years ago in 2015 -- which currently stands as the hottest summer on record -- at 12 times.
But we've tied another heat record already: The number of days at 85 degrees or warmer. Thursday marked the 27th time that's happened, tying the all-time record of 27 set in... 2017. Which broke the previous record of 26 set in 2015. The average is 11, and before 2009, Seattle had had 20 days of 85+ only twice before. But having only 11 days at 85+ has been a pipe dream of late:
And here is how the last several years have shaped up:
Cooler weather is coming over the weekend with even some rain, but hot weather returns next week to add to some of the gaudy heat totals!