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Warm Bellingham weather sets record, ties another

Students and staff avoid large puddles of water on Red Square during a break in the rainy weather at Western Washington University Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. Storms this week brought warm temperatures with the rain.
Students and staff avoid large puddles of water on Red Square during a break in the rainy weather at Western Washington University Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. Storms this week brought warm temperatures with the rain. pdwyer@bhamherald.com

The warm, windy, rainy weather this week set one temperature record and tied another.

Wednesday’s high topped out at 61 degrees, breaking the old Jan. 27 record of 58 degrees, set in 1986.

On Thursday, the official temperature hit 59, tying the Jan. 28 record from 1995, according to the National Weather Service.

The highest January temperature on record for Bellingham is 65 degrees, according to the weather service.

Official temperatures are recorded at Bellingham International Airport.

Debbie Townsend

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