Bye, Summer 2018! Western Washington was hot, dry, & smoky with ash fall (again)
SEATTLE-- With the warm season now behind us, we can look back on one of the hottest, driest, and smokiest summers we've seen around Puget Sound. We didn't quite tie or set records for days above 80 and 90-- but we came really close. At 11 days, we saw almost triple our average of days above 90. A typical summer has about 26 days of 80+ temps. This year we had more than 40 of those warm days. It was also the driest ever May 1 to August 31 as measured at our climate reporting station of record at SeaTac Int'l Airport.
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