BELLINGHAM Record-breaking temperatures baked Whatcom County Sunday, June 30, and expect a near-repeat performance Monday.
The thermometer hit 87 degrees Sunday afternoon at the official recording station at Bellingham International Airport, surpassing the record 86 degrees set June 30, 1995. Temperatures were even hotter inland.
The forecast for Monday calls for 83 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. However, Sundays forecast was similar, only to see temperatures fly past the predicted high.
As of 6 a.m. Monday, Bellingham was already at 64 degrees, six degrees warmer than Sunday morning. But by 9 a.m. it had reached only 68 degrees, four degrees cooler than Sunday at that time.
The July 1 record in Bellingham is 83 degrees, set during the 1968 heat wave.
The National Weather Service expects temperatures to dip slightly each day as the week goes on, but no rain is in the forecast.