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Western Washington, Oregon, see record-breaking heat

June 13, 2019
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Carlos Moate floats on a beach toy just off-shore in Elliott Bay and in view of the Space Needle during an unusually warm day Wednesday, June 12, 2019, in Seattle. People in western Washington and Oregon are wilting under warmer than normal temperatures this week with highs into the mid-90s in some areas. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
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Carlos Moate floats on a beach toy just off-shore in Elliott Bay and in view of the Space Needle during an unusually warm day Wednesday, June 12, 2019, in Seattle. People in western Washington and Oregon are wilting under warmer than normal temperatures this week with highs into the mid-90s in some areas. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

SEATTLE (AP) — Areas of western Washington and Oregon, including Seattle and Portland have broken heat records for the second day in a row.

The National Weather Service says the temperature hit 95 degrees at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Wednesday, beating the previous June 12 record of 85 degrees. On Tuesday, Sea-Tac reached 87, three degrees higher than the 1989 record for the date.

Olympia set a record with 93 degrees Wednesday, blowing past a previous record of 86.

The weather service says the temperature in Portland, Oregon, hit 97 degrees Wednesday, breaking a previous record of 93.

In Eugene, Oregon, the temperature rose to 99 degrees, breaking its record by 10 degrees. Salem broke its record by 1 degree, at 94 degrees.

The National Weather Service says cooler weather is expected for the rest of the week.

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