What's The Hottest It's Ever Been?

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By By Steve Pool

SEATTLE - July 29, 2009 is the new king of heat in Seattle. The temperature reached 103 degrees, breaking the all-time record high of 100 previously set on July 20, 1994.

Statewide, the record high temperature is 118, set most recently at Ice Harbor Dam on Aug. 5, 1961.

In the U.S., the hottest temperature ever was at Greenland Ranch in California (in Death Valley), where it hit 134 on July 10, 1913.

The world record is 136 degrees set at El Azizia, Libya on Sept. 13, 1922. Can you imagine a time where the temperature "cools" off 35 degrees and it's still over 100?

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