Bellingham set record high Sunday

While the northeastern U.S. braced for a huge winter storm, residents in Bellingham and across Washington enjoyed record high temperatures Sunday, Jan. 25.

Sunday’s high of 59, recorded at Bellingham International Airport, was one degree higher than the old record set in 2003. Bellingham just missed another record on Monday, when the high topped out at 57. The record is 59, also set in 2003.

Other record highs Sunday were 63 at Sea-Tac Airport, 60 at Hoquiam, 55 at Spokane, and 54 at Pullman. The old record of 54 in Spokane was set in 1935 and stood for 80 years.

Except for rain showers forecast for Tuesday, daytime skies in Whatcom County should be clear, with temperatures in the 50s this week, the National Weather Service said.