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Coldest overnight temperatures in Bellingham since when?

People stroll down Taylor Dock in Bellingham. Sunny skies are forecast through Friday with daytime highs in the 60s. Overnight lows will be in the low 40s.
People stroll down Taylor Dock in Bellingham. Sunny skies are forecast through Friday with daytime highs in the 60s. Overnight lows will be in the low 40s. The Bellingham Herald file

If you were tempted to wear a warmer coat Wednesday morning, you weren’t alone, and weather forecasters are warning gardeners to beware of frost.

Wednesday’s low temperature of 37 degrees is the coldest it’s been in Bellingham since early April, and only the second time that temperatures have dropped below 40 degrees since early May.

A low of 37 degrees was recorded at 5:53 a.m. Wednesday at Bellingham International Airport, the coldest temperature since a 34-degree low on April 3, according to weather service records.

According to the Old Farmers Almanac, the average first frost date in Bellingham is Nov. 6.

Sunny skies are forecast through Friday with daytime highs in the 60s. Overnight lows will be in the 40s. There’s a chance of showers on Saturday, followed by partly sunny skies on Sunday.

Robert Mittendorf: 360-756-2805, @BhamMitty

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