Spokane breaks century-old record of 90 degree days

SPOKANE, Wash. -- If you've walked outside lately, you may have noticed... it's hot. So hot, in fact, that Spokane broke a century-old weather record Friday.

For 15 days, Spokane has hit 90 degrees or more. That beats the 14 day record streak from 1894.

According to the National Weather Service Spokane office, Spokane usually has 19 days of 90 degrees or more during the summer. Last year, there were 24. Including Friday, there were 28.

Other towns have been seeing hot days, too. Lewiston, Idaho usually has 40 days during summer at 90 degrees or more. This year it had 46. Friday is day 21 of 90 degrees or more. That is the tenth longest run for consecutive days in the state and nearly half the record, 36.

Wenatchee, Wash. normally has 27 days of 90 degrees or more during summer. This year there has been 40. Its streak of consecutive days 90 degrees or above is 18. That's tied for second place of consecutive days in a row. Its record number of days, 31, goes back to 1971.

The average amount of days at 90 degrees or more for Coeur d'Alene, Idaho is 22. This year it was 23. The longest streak it had of consecutive days more than 90 degrees this summer was 10 days. Right now it is on its fifth day in a row. The record is 21, set back in 1958.

NWS officials said Spokane could see 90 degrees or above until Saturday and the temperatures should go into the 80s on Sunday. 

 

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