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Bellingham breaks heat record for fourth day in a row

Bailey Urdiales, 6, left, Juila Muirhead, 10, and Bailey’s sister Treilyn Urdiales, 10, play in Bellingham Bay at Boulevard Park during the hot weather Monday, April 18, 2016. Wednesday, was the fourth day in a row Bellingham set a high temperature record.
Bailey Urdiales, 6, left, Juila Muirhead, 10, and Bailey’s sister Treilyn Urdiales, 10, play in Bellingham Bay at Boulevard Park during the hot weather Monday, April 18, 2016. Wednesday, was the fourth day in a row Bellingham set a high temperature record. pdwyer@bhamherald.com

Another day, another weather record.

For the fourth day in a row and fifth time this month, Bellingham’s high temperature broke a record, according to the National Weather Service. The official temp, as measured at Bellingham International Airport, hit 78 degrees Wednesday afternoon, soaring past the April 20 record of 73 degrees from 1956.

Wednesday’s record was a bit of a surprise, as National Weather Service forecasters expected the high to be 72.

Records have been set daily since Sunday, with Monday’s 83 degrees being the hottest April day on record in Bellingham, according to the NWS. A heat record also was broken April 7.

Debbie Townsend

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