- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 19, 2016

SEATTLE (AP) - Officials say several western Washington cities, including Seattle, saw the warmest April day ever recorded with temperatures in the 80s.

National Weather Service officials say the temperature reached 89 degrees at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Monday, making it the warmest day ever recorded in Seattle in April.

KOMO-TV reports (https://goo.gl/sbI4Ms) the previous record was 85 degrees, set on April 30, 1976. The average high in Seattle at this time of the year is 59 degrees.

Officials say the unseasonably warm temperatures are due to warm inland air. Seattle was hotter than almost everywhere else in the country on Monday afternoon, including Las Vegas and Phoenix.

The weather services also said the cities of Olympia and Bellingham broke heat records with 88 degrees and 79 degrees, respectively.


Information from: KOMO-TV, https://www.komotv.com/

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