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Weather Eye: Can’t stand this near record-breaking heat? Rejoice, it’s over

Vancouver came close to breaking a daily high-temperature record Tuesday with a high of 97 degrees. The old record was 98 degrees in 1935. On the coast it was hot, as well. Astoria broke its old record high of 88 degrees with 91 degrees. The old record was set in 1894.

As I write this column Wednesday, we’re having another hot one but it will be the last, for a while anyway. Today, we have a risk of showers and thunderstorms. We talked Tuesday about moisture moving up from the south, and possibly some sprinkles. If enough moisture is present, it may be more than sprinkles.

While the hot weather Tuesday and Wednesday came with relatively low humidity, today the temperature falls into the low 80s while humidity rises. Muggy? Yep. After today, I think we are finished with any chance of rain. More moisture approaches over the long holiday weekend, but models keep it along the coast and to the north. Highs for the holiday should be around 80 degrees, plus or minus, along with some morning cloudiness and hazy afternoons.

I had to chuckle Tuesday. My granddaughter began high school at Skyview and had never ridden on a school bus. Well, I was waiting for this. She texted me to say, “Grandpa, no AC on the bus.” Oh, I remember those days of long ago, and walking three miles to school in a foot of snow. Well, that’s another story.

Speaking of snow, the 2020 Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts tons of snow for Eastern Washington this winter. For us on the west side, it looks like rain, rain and more rain.


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