Sunday's high temperature set a record in Bellingham


BELLINGHAM — If you thought Sunday's temperature felt like record-high sweltering heat, that's because it was.

When the thermometer hit 86 degrees, it set a new July 13 record, eclipsing the previous record of 85 degrees set in 1961, according to the National Weather Service.

It didn't cool down much overnight, dropping to 62 degrees before temperatures started to climb again, according to the NWS. Normal lows this time of July are in the low to mid-50s.

Monday's high temperature was expected to be a cooler 78 degrees but still above the normal high of 71 for this time of July.

Conditions remain dry. Only 0.01 inch of rain has been recorded this month, according to the NWS gauge at Bellingham International Airport. July normally has just over an inch of rain. No rain is in the forecast for the next week.

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