Jul 4, 2015

Seattle sets heat record for July 4

Seattle, WA
USA
by
Beena Raghavendran
,
The Seattle Times
Adults and children cool off in Lake Union during the Fourth of July at Gas Works Park. Photo: Sy Bean, The Seattle Times
Adults and children cool off in Lake Union during the Fourth of July at Gas Works Park. Photo: Sy Bean, The Seattle Times

This July Fourth became the hottest on record in Seattle when the temperature hit 92 degrees, breaking the 1972 record by one degree.

The new high was reached at 5:32 p.m. Saturday at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, according to the National Weather Service in Seattle.