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Temperatures cool Tuesday but still break Bellingham heat record

83 degrees in Bellingham!

Bellingham residents flock to Boulevard Park on Bellingham Bay during Monday's record breaking warm temperatures.
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Bellingham residents flock to Boulevard Park on Bellingham Bay during Monday's record breaking warm temperatures.

The high temperature dropped several degrees Tuesday, April 19, from Monday’s stunning 83 but still set a heat record.

The official temperature, as measured at Bellingham International Airport, hit 74 degrees Tuesday afternoon, eclipsing the previous April 19 record of 73 last reached in 2010, according to the National Weather Service.

It was the fourth day of record heat this month. Monday’s 83 degrees not only set the record for April 18 but was the earliest temperature of 80 degrees or more ever recorded in Bellingham. The previous record was May 4, set in 1953. High temperatures also broke daily records on April 7 and 17, according to NWS records.

The sun will continue Wednesday, but the records likely will stop for now. The high is expected to be about 70, while the daily record is 73. By Wednesday night expect the weather to change as a storm moves in, bringing showers over the following days.

Debbie Townsend

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