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Seattle hits 80 degrees for only 50 minutesJuly 19, 2012 @ 10:09 am (Updated: 10:19 am - 7/19/12 )
Every night when I talk with my parents in the Midwest I hear about another of dry and miserable conditions with temperatures above 90. That's not our story.
So far this year, Seattle has been over 80 degrees for only 50 minutes. Yes, under an hour.
Local meteorologist Scott Sistek has been looking at the stats from the University of Washington Atmospheric Sciences Department. He says those readings are most accurate because unlike Sea-Tac Airport, the UW keeps an actual minute-by-minute log at their weather station.
The 80 degree mark has been hit only three times this year at the UW. We had 18 minutes on July 8, eight more minutes on July 11, and 24 on July 12. UW has yet to reach 81, and 90 is a distant memory from last summer.
Still, I wouldn't trade this weather for what other parts of the country have had this summer. Would you?
Sunset over Samish Bay, photo by John Cannell
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