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February heat wave sets temperature record in Bellingham

Mount Baker and the Nooksack River seen from Nugents Corner on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. The spring-like weather set a record when the temperature reached 61 degrees.
Mount Baker and the Nooksack River seen from Nugents Corner on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. The spring-like weather set a record when the temperature reached 61 degrees. pdwyer@bhamherald.com

The spring-like February heat wave set a record Tuesday, Feb. 9, when the temperature reached 61 degrees.

That broke the Feb. 9 record high of 59, set in 1963, according to National Weather Service records. A heat wave early that February set multiple daily records, many of which still stand.

The sunny weather isn’t sticking around. The National Weather Service forecast calls for increasing clouds with a 30 percent chance of rain Wednesday. Rain is likely Thursday and Friday, with showers Saturday and more rain Sunday and Monday.

Debbie Townsend

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