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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
500 AM PDT TUE SEP 2 2014

...WARMEST JULY AND AUGUST ON RECORD IN SEATTLE...
...SECOND YEAR IN A ROW WITH A WARM MIDDLE OF THE SUMMER...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR JULY 1ST THROUGH AUGUST 31ST THIS YEAR
IN SEATTLE WAS 69.2 DEGREES. THIS IS THE WARMEST AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
FOR THIS TWO MONTH PERIOD ON RECORD BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 68.8
DEGREES SET IN 1967.

THE AVERAGE HIGH FOR THE TWO MONTH PERIOD WAS 80.0 DEGREES. THIS IS
ONLY THE SECOND TIME WHERE THE AVERAGE HIGH FOR JULY AND AUGUST WAS
80 DEGREES OR MORE. THE RECORD IS 80.2 DEGREES IN 1967.

THE AVERAGE LOW WAS 58.4 DEGREES...SECOND WARMEST ON RECORD. THE
WARMEST ON RECORD IS 58.5 DEGREES LAST YEAR.

THIS IS THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW WITH A WARM MIDDLE OF THE SUMMER.
LAST YEAR THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR JULY AND AUGUST WAS 68.7
DEGREES WHICH IS THE THIRD WARMEST ON RECORD. THE AVERAGE HIGH FOR
JULY AND AUGUST 2013 WAS 79.0 DEGREES WHICH IS FIFTH WARMEST ON
RECORD. THE AVERAGE LOW WAS THE WARMEST ON RECORD ( SEE ABOVE ).

THE WARM DAYS HAVE BEEN FOLLOWED BY WARM NIGHTS. SINCE RECORDS
STARTED AT SEATTLE TACOMA AIRPORT IN 1945...THERE HAVE ONLY BEEN 5
MONTHS IN SEATTLE WITH 10 OR MORE DAYS WITH LOWS 60 DEGREES OR
HIGHER. THREE OF THOSE MONTHS HAVE OCCURRED WITHIN THE LAST TWO
YEARS...AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER 2013 AND AUGUST 2014. LAST YEAR THERE
WERE 34 DAYS WITH LOWS 60 PLUS IN SEATTLE CRUSHING THE PREVIOUS
RECORD AT SEATTLE-TACOMA AIRPORT OF 18 DAYS SET IN 1994. THIS YEAR
THROUGH SEPTEMBER 1ST THERE HAS BEEN 18 DAYS WITH LOWS 60 DEGREES OR
HIGHER SO THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE 2014 WILL END UP WITH THE SECOND
MOST NUMBER OF 60 DEGREES OR MORE LOW TEMPERATURE DAYS.

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