What month is it again?
The high temperature at Sea-Tac Airport climbed to 75 degrees today—a reading typical for late August, not early October. In fact, today’s high—12 degrees above the average of 63—was so unusually balmy that it matched the all-time record high for the day (Seattle also hit 75 on Oct. 7 in 2000 and 1951).
The record-tying mark comes in the midst of what’s been a rather warm beginning to October—the high temperature in the first week of the month has been above 70 four out of seven times, with all but one day topping out above average. The trend will continue on Monday, with 70-degree readings expected for a fourth consecutive day.