Peninsula: Weather expected to be nice, but cooler, for rest of week

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.


The rest of this story appears in Thursday’s Peninsula Daily News. Click on SUBSCRIBE to get the PDN delivered to your home or office. Click on WEATHER at the left for the latest AccuWeather forecast.

More in News

A crow makes off with a crab stolen from a gull on the beach at the Port Townsend Boat Haven. Cloudy skies are forecast Tuesday and Wednesday with high temperatures near 60 degrees. A chance of rain returns for Memorial Day weekend. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)
Crab dinner to go at boat haven

A crow makes off with a crab stolen from a gull on… Continue reading

Washington state’s rate of COVID-19 cases on the rise

The rate of COVID-19 cases is rising in Washington. The… Continue reading

Orca, stuck overnight, finds its way into Strait

Researchers identify whale as 8-year-old male from transient pod

Masking indoors recommended, but mandates not likely to return

Pfizer now offering booster for children ages 5 to 11

Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News
Franklin School students Theodore Miller, 8, and McHenry Miller, 12, look for ladybugs in a raised planter in the school's garden.
Students learn in outdoor classrooms

Teacher: Gardens teach about ecosystems

Don Dundon, sales manager at Wilder Toyota, plucks the winning duck from a Wilder truck Sunday at the 33rd annual Duck Derby on Sunday. The winner was Tracy’s Insulation. More than 32,000 ducks were sold this year, the most in the past 12 years. (Dave Logan/For Peninsula Daily News)
Top duck plucked in annual fundraising derby

New record set for Olympic Medical Center Foundation

Duck Derby winners

Thirty-three people won prizes in the 33rd annual Duck… Continue reading

Water outlook bright on Peninsula

Drought forecast for much of Washington

First Fed provides grants to nonprofits

Funding supporting economic development and COVID-19 recovery

Most Read