How to get the highest temperature recorded on a record-breaking day in Washington State
A record-setting day set by the mercury reached Washington state on Saturday, setting a new record for the temperature in the state and setting records for both high and low temperatures recorded in the past 24 hours.
The mercury hit a record high of 98.5 degrees in Seattle on Saturday morning, breaking the previous record of 96.9 degrees set in April 2015, according to the National Weather Service.
The previous record high temperature was 98.3 degrees in April 2012.
The previous record was set in 2016, when temperatures were recorded at 98.8 degrees in Spokane.
The temperature on Saturday was recorded at 4:41 a.m.
PT (8:41 p.m., 5:41 local time) at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
The mercury was at 97.6 degrees in the area.
On Friday, the mercury hit 97 degrees in downtown Tacoma, and in Spokane, a temperature reached 96.8.
The Seattle-Washougal Airport recorded a mercury reading of 97.7 degrees in Tacoma on Friday.
The next highest temperature of the day in Seattle was a high of 95 degrees in Bellevue on Wednesday.