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NEW RECORD: Seattle hits 73 degrees

The calendar says winter, but it's feeling more like summer today.

Seattle broke a high temperature record Monday, hitting 71 degrees at Sea-Tac by 12:35 p.m. By 3:30 p.m., it was up to 73 degrees at the Sea-Tac gauge.

The old record for Sea-Tac was 68 degrees, set back in 1998.

Today sets a new record for earliest calendar occurrence of a high temperature over 70 since the 1940s, according to the National Weather Service.

Bellingham also broke a high temperature record, hitting 65 degrees and topping the 1965 record of 64 degrees.

There will be gusty easterly winds near the Cascades and along the coastal beaches.

Don’t wait to get out and enjoy the sunshine and warm weather! Rain moves back in Tuesday and highs drop back to normal – the low to mid 50s.

It could be awhile until we hit 70 again! Our normal high doesn’t reach 70 until June 14th.

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