Seattle ties record for most 90-degree days in one year

The temperature hit 90 degrees around 3 p.m. Tuesday at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, according to the National Weather Service.

SEATTLE — Seattle on Tuesday set its own record for most 90-degree days in a year.

The temperature hit 90 degrees around 3 p.m. at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). That makes the 12th 90 degree day this year.

The record for the most 90-degree days in a year in Seattle was originally set in 2015 with 12, they say KING 5 meteorologist Chris Nunley.

The Seattle area had a record six consecutive days above 90 degrees in late July. That was the longest span of days at that temperature in the 77 years that records have been kept.

A daily record was broken in Olympia and Shelton. At Olympia, the 1987 high was 91 degrees and the record was 90. At Shelton, the high was 94 degrees when the 2003 record was 89 degrees.

A heat warning is in effect until 9 p.m. on Wednesday. It extends from north near Everett through the southwest interior of western Washington.

The high temperatures pose a risk of heat-related illnesses. NWS suggests drinking plenty of fluids, staying in an air-conditioned room, avoiding the sun, and checking on relatives and neighbors.

Temperatures are expected to remain in the high 80s and low 90s for the remainder of the workweek. The weekend is expected to bring temperatures in the high 70s and low 80s.

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