Sunday weather was among Bellingham's hottest on record for Oct. 6

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDOctober 7, 2013 

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James Klein of Deming takes advantage of a break in the weather to launch his kayak from Marine Park for a lunch time paddle in Bellingham Bay, Monday, Oct 7, 2013.

PHILIP A. DWYER — THE BELLINGHAM HERALD Buy Photo

BELLINGHAM - Sunday may have been the last hurrah for summertime, with sunshine and warm temperatures drawing crowds outside to enjoy the break in the clouds as Bellingham International Airport reached a high of 71.

Temperatures fell short of the 1952 record high for Oct. 6 of 75 degrees, but it was the sixth-hottest temperature on record for that day, said Josh Smith, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Seattle. The NWS started recording temperatures at the airport in 1949, he said.

The weather quickly turned to rain, with more than 0.86 inch dropping at the airport between 6:48 and 8:53 a.m. Monday.

Showers are likely Tuesday, with sun expected again by Wednesday, according to the weather service forecast. The highs for the week are expected to be in the 50s.

Reach Samantha Wohlfeil at 360-756-2803 or samantha.wohlfeil@bellinghamherald.com.

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