2021 Heat Wave – Yakima, Pendleton, Hermiston, Walla Walla and Ellensburg records fall, Tri-Cities falls short

A Record Breaking Tuesday With Scorching Heat, But A Less Of It, For Your Wednesday

 

Good Tuesday and I hope you’re staying cool!

It was a record breaking day today, with many of our cities experiencing unprecedented heat.

Our Excessive Heat Warning has also been extended to Sunday, July 4th, with highs between 108 to 118 expected. The warning, which was set to expire Thursday, will stay in place three more days.

Current records-

-Tri-Cities – 115° in 1939

-Yakima –  Old 110° in 1971 – Now 113° 2021

-Ellensburg – Old 110° in 1928 – Now 114° 2021

-Walla Walla – Old 114° in 1961 – Now 116° 2021

-Hermiston – Old 114° in 2021 – Now 118° 2021

-Pendleton – Old 113° in 1961 – Now 117° 2021

We will update this story as more records get broken.

Be safe, hydrate, and limit your time outside!

-Jason

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