Jun 7, 2016

Regional Record High Temperatures Ready to Recede

Lewis County, WA
USA
by
Jordan Nailon
,
The Chronicle
As his friends chat on the bank, Kamoni Taylor, 22, of Centralia, jumps into the Chehalis River with his dog, Bentley, 3, on Monday afternoon off of Highway 603 in Adna. Photo: Pete Caster, Chronline
As his friends chat on the bank, Kamoni Taylor, 22, of Centralia, jumps into the Chehalis River with his dog, Bentley, 3, on Monday afternoon off of Highway 603 in Adna. Photo: Pete Caster, Chronline

A record-setting heat wave threatened to bring withering Washingtonians to their knees last weekend, but officials say the worst of the solar onslaught has now passed. 

The escalating series of hot days culminated with a new official daily record of 97 degrees at the Olympia airport on Sunday. Other unofficial weather stations in the area reported mercury spiking at least that high