Spokane hits all-time record high with 109 degrees
SPOKANE, Wash. — Spokane has set the record for hottest temperature ever recorded with 109 degrees.
Weather records began in 1881 and the previous high recorded was 108 on August 4, 1961.
Several local cities also hit record overnight temperatures between Monday and Tuesday. Ephrata hit 82 degrees, Spokane was at 77 and Wenatchee was at 76. All three cities’ previous records were set in 2015.
According to the National Weather Service, Spokane’s low of 77 also tied the warmest on record for the city since records have been kept. The previous record was set on July 27, 1928.
The heatwave is not over quite ye. Though the area has hit its peak, triple digits are expected over the course of the next few days.
Some relief is coming though; a gradual cool down is expected over the next week, with low 90s in the long-term forecast.
READ: LIST: Cooling centers across the Inland Northwest
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