Seattle and some other parts of Western Washington have already broken their record highs Wednesday.
Seattle reached 59 degrees at 7:53 a.m., breaking the record of 58 set in 1959. Arlington and Bellingham also surpassed their record highs already.
Here’s a look at some of the current records across the area for Wednesday, November 22:
Aberdeen: 62 (1917)
Arlington: 54 (2011) -- Already broken with 61 degrees as of 8:33 a.m.\
Bellingham: 60 (1995) -- Already broken with 62 degrees as of 8:33 a.m
Blaine: 60 (1954)
Everett: 65 (1954)
Olympia: 63 (1957)
Quillayute (La Push Area): 56 (1995) -- Already tied as of 8:33 a.m.
Seattle: 58 (1959) -- Already broken with 59 degrees as of 7:53 a.m.
Tacoma: 60 (1995)
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We’re in a true Pineapple Express event. Warm moist air is jetting its way from Hawaii and moving all the way up to the Pacific Northwest.
This is the reason for all the rain we’ve been receiving and the big reason for the record highs Wednesday.
The KING 5 Weather Team has been forecasting highs in the lower 60s for our mid-week timeframe. We haven’t seen 60 degrees on a thermometer at Sea-Tac Airport, where the official records for Seattle are obtained, since October 30 – just before Halloween. This will be by far the warmest day of the month (so far) and many spots will be breaking records.
The National Weather Service said on Facebook at about 6:30 a.m. Wednesday that the low so far for the day in Seattle was 56 degrees. If it doesn't get any colder through the day, "it will be the all-time warmest low temperature for the month of November in our entire climate record going back to the early 1890s."
Some of the highest risks with this type of pattern are flooding and landslides. Several spots have received well over two inches of rain and it looks like a lot more is on the way.
That, and the fact that we have a lot of snowmelt taking place. This could lead to higher rivers and streams as all this water heads into our tributaries. Several flood warnings are now in effect, some lasting into Thursday.