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Update: Watch for broken vinyl -- obscure June record broken

Update: Watch for broken vinyl -- obscure June record broken
Those of you who are sun fans and suffered through the gray start to June -- at least we now have something to show for it.

Seattle's official high temperature Thursday was 65 degrees. The good news is, that's warmer than the 64-degree preliminary high I posted here Thursday. I had said that if we did get to 65 though it would not set the record for number of consecutive days in June under 65, which we tied at 11 on Wednesday with 1917. (It's actually the first 11 days of June for the record, but I fathom that's probably true for any 11 day stretch in June)

Turns out, I was wrong. The record was 65 and under, not under 65 as I had thought.

So Thursday was Day 12, and record broken. The chilly June of 1917 now has one less record to hold on to.

Speaking of record, the average high temperature so far this month is 57.5 degrees -- still a full 5 degrees lower than the record coldest high temperature average of 62.7. We have to average 66.16 degrees the rest of this month to *not* set the record. It'll be fun to watch!

1917 vs 2008

Date 1917 2008
1 54 58
2 52 62
3 58 58
4 58 59
5 64 54
6 65 55
7 62 55
8 61 57
9 56 55
10 57 58
11 58 55
12 68 65
13 84  63
14 72  64
15 78  70
16 65  71
17 68  62
18 73  61
19 73  
20 68  
21 64  
22 62  
23 58  
24 64  
25 65  
26 73  
27 75  
28 63  
29 62  
30 72  

Average high for June, 1917: 65.06
Average high so far for June, 2008: 60.1