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Seattle Scorcher: Heat Wave Looms

Filed in Warm Weather Posted on July 11, 2014 1:24 pm by 0 Comments
Seattle Scorcher: Heat Wave Looms

It’s not often that a day nearly ten degrees above normal would be considered on the cool side of things.

Relative to what’s coming, though, how else to describe Thursday’s high of 84?

A mammoth ridge of high pressure bubbling up from our southeast will send temperatures soaring into the low 90s starting this weekend and continuing through much of next week, making Seattleites long for the refreshing mid-80s of yesterday.

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Sunny Start to Summer

Filed in Sun Posted on June 18, 2014 1:36 pm by 0 Comments
Sunny Start to Summer

Last year, we got hosed right out of the gate.

This year, we’ll kick off without a drop.

Summer begins early Saturday morning—at 3:51 a.m., to be precise—and unlike in 2013, there’s no big rainmaker to contend with. Instead, the day will dawn on a pleasant note, with morning clouds yielding to full-on sunshine by noon. By early evening, temperatures should warm past 70 degrees, making for a much-improved start to Seattle’s nicest season of the year.

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Sunny and Pleasant Through the Weekend

Filed in Sun Posted on June 5, 2014 3:44 pm by 0 Comments
Sunny and Pleasant Through the Weekend

It doesn’t get much better than this.

After a brief interruption in our sunny spell the past few days, courtesy of an extra-stubborn marine layer, blue skies are back in full force today—along with an added dose of warmth.

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Surprise, Surprise: Rain Looms for Holiday Weekend

Filed in Rain Posted on May 21, 2014 4:11 pm by 4 Comments
Surprise, Surprise: Rain Looms for Holiday Weekend

Déjà vu, anyone?

After sunny, pleasant conditions to start the week—Seattle hit 70 degrees Monday and crept up to 72 yesterday—the weather has begun its inevitable downward trend as we head toward the weekend. While today’s stubborn cloud cover is finally fading away, gray skies will be back in full force by Thursday night as rain rapidly approaches—with another round in time for Sunday.

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All Quiet on the Western Front—Briefly

Filed in Rain Posted on May 7, 2014 10:37 am by 0 Comments
All Quiet on the Western Front—Briefly

From record heat to record rain to … normal weather.

After frying in the mid-80s last week then drowning in a weekend-long downpour, calmer conditions have returned to Seattle—at least for today.

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Record Warmth Yesterday; Cool, Rainy Weather Returning

Filed in Warm Weather Posted on May 2, 2014 11:54 am by 0 Comments
Record Warmth Yesterday; Cool, Rainy Weather Returning

May has never started off warmer.

The temperature at Sea-Tac Airport shot up to 85 degrees yesterday afternoon as a strong ridge of high pressure baked the region in summer-like heat, toppling the old record high for May 1 of 81, set back in 1998. The 85-degree reading also marks the second-earliest time in the year that we’ve gotten that warm, surpassed only by 1976, which hit 85 one day earlier on April 30.

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