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2:21 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Balmy Monday breaks records in Seattle, Bellingham, Olympia

A couple is seen enjoying the weather on Alki Beach on Monday, May 6, 2013.
Justin Steyer

May 6 isn’t known for much. Perhaps it languishes in the shadow of its older sibling, Cinco de Mayo.

But at least this year, May 6 saw something special when the mercury climbed to a record-breaking high of 87 degrees at Sea-Tac Airport around 5 p.m., crushing the past record high of 79 set in 1957.

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Weather with Cliff Mass
9:02 am
Fri August 3, 2012

Hottest day of the year (so far) likely tomorrow

As the air flows out to sea, known as offshore flow, the heat settles onto Seattle.
Amber Vaesca KPLU

Sometimes, like this weekend ... a miracle happens, reports our weather expert and University of Washington professor Cliff Mass. 

That miracle may bring the hottest day of the year this weekend.

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