A record high temperature at the Quillayute Airport near Forks this week was the local highlight of two days of unusually warm weather for the state, most of which missed the North Olympic Peninsula.
While other areas of the state will remain hot for the rest of week, Clallam and Jefferson counties will enjoy more pleasant summer weather, mostly sunny with temperatures in the 70s.
Tuesday’s temperature at the Quillayute Airport was 84 degrees, well above the normal of 72. The previous record was 83 degrees, recorded in 1985.
Wednesday’s high temperature was 78 degrees at the Quillayute Airport, 79 degrees in Port Angeles and 73 degrees in Port Townsend.
In case you thought it was warm, try this comparison: The record temperature for Port Angeles for the date was 103 degrees, set in 1926.
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