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Seattle breaks cold weather record for 3rd straight day

Western Washington's cold snap continues.
February's freeze shows up in Gig Harbor (Photo: Christy Ash)

It's been an especially frigid week in Western Washington as five cities broke yet another cold weather record Friday.

Seattle hit record low temperatures for the third day in a row, dipping to 24 degrees early Friday morning, according to the National Weather Service. The old record of 27 degrees was set in 2011.

On Thursday, Seattle got down to 27 degrees, which broke the 2005 record of 29 degrees. The Emerald City got down to 26 degrees Wednesday, breaking the 2005 record of 30 degrees.

As of Friday morning, here's where other record-breaking temperatures were recorded across Western Washington, as well as the old record:

Olympia: 16 degrees (Old record 20 degrees in 2005)

Bellingham: 19 degrees (Old record 22 degrees in 1952)

Hoquiam: 24 degrees (Old record 27 degrees in 2017)

Quillayute: 22 degrees (Old record 25 degrees in 2017)

Five cities across Western Washington broke cold weather records Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

Temperatures in Seattle, Olympia, Bellingham, Hoquiam, and Quillayute got below the previous low temperature records, some of which were over 60 years old.

Here’s the low temperature each location recorded Wednesday, as well as the old record and when it was set:

Seattle: 26 degrees (Old record: 30 degrees in 2005)

Olympia Airport: 13 degrees (Old record: 18 degrees in 1957)

Bellingham Airport: 21 degrees (Old record: 23 degrees in 1952)

Hoquiam Airport: 25 degrees (Old record: 28 degrees in 2005)

Quillayute Airport: 23 degrees (Old record: 24 degrees in 2005)

Areas across Western Washington saw snow accumulation Wednesday night, and Sea-Tac Airport even broke a record for that – one inch of snow. The previous record was set back in 1993 when Sea-Tac recorded a trace of snow.

Another round of rain and snow will arrive Friday afternoon with some spotty accumulation Friday night.

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