This 12 months, King County set data Sunday July 31 for probably the most consecutive days of excessive temperatures within the state’s recorded historical past, however now the weather is returning to the mid-70s for what most residents see as the standard summer time weather.
Ted Buehner, KIRO Newsradio Meteorologist, gave a weekly forecast that could be a massive reduction to Seattleites after a heatwave in one of many least air-conditioned components of the nation.
“Today [Aug. 1,] the coast and North interior shorelines will be in the 60s and 70s. More cooler Pacific air is in store for the rest of the week offering morning clouds to afternoon clearing with more seasonable highs in the 70s.” Buehner stated.
Last gentle of July 2022 on Mt. Rainier. Seattle excessive of 95° record breaker for the day (94°/2015) & the sixth day in a row of 90°+ highs in Seattle breaking the previous record of 5 (7/1-5/2015 & 8/7-11/1981) & the fifth time Seattle has had 3 days in a row 95°+, tying the record. #wawx pic.twitter.com/odkwGNjLnv
— NWS Seattle (@NWSSeattle) August 1, 2022
That’s to not say that there isn’t a special type of air con within the Pacific Northwest.
The cooler water of the Pacific Ocean cools the air earlier than the ocean breeze brings it inland creating what Buehner calls “nature’s air-conditioning.” This air-conditioning was interrupted by the “heat dome” of trapped heat air coming from high-pressure techniques over the Aleutian Islands in Alaska and Husdon Bay in Canada, stopping the cool ocean air from making its means inland.
This week we are able to see a return to regular, with barely decrease temperatures alongside the coast and extra comfy temperatures in King and Pierce Counties.
“Temperatures along the Interstate 5 corridor will be 10 to 20 degrees cooler today than the record six days in a row of 90+ degrees in the Seattle area. Highs along the coast and North interior shorelines will be in the 60s and 70s.” Buehner stated.
Heat wave set to interrupt record for longest consecutive stretch of 90+ diploma highs
All after a sizzling week in Seattle broke data; the temperature rose to 91 levels Fahrenheit by early afternoon Sunday, July 31, the record sixth straight day the temperature rose above 90 levels.
The National Weather Service issued an extreme heat warning for each the Portland and Seattle areas that ended yesterday.