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How hot did it get during the last heat wave?

How hot did it get during the last heat wave?
Seattle, along with many other cities, hit 90 or warmer on three consecutive days between Thursday and Saturday, although the coast and north interior lucked out a bit as an unexpected seabreeze kept temperatures down there a bit.

The three straight days of 90 in Seattle was only the 13th time in Sea-Tac history we had a streak of three days at or over 90. The record is 5 days set August 7-11 in 1981. There were five instances of a four-day streak, and six other instances of a three-day streak aside from last week.
For those who have had their fill of the summer heat, we have good news. Saturday was the 167th time in Sea-Tac history it has hit 90 degrees, but only 17 of those dates have occurred after August 16th.

Here is the chart for high temperatures from the heat wave:

City Thursday Friday Saturday
Seattle (Sea-Tac) 90** (Record) 90 90
Seattle (Sand Point) 86 92 88
Seattle (Univ. of Washington) 86 91 89
Seattle (Boeing Field) 85 88 87
Seattle (Pacific Science Center) 83 87 85
Seattle (Safeco Field) 84 86 86
Bellevue 89 95 93
Renton 88 90 91
Tacoma 89 92 89
Everett 83 86 84
Bremerton 88 90 90
Shelton 94 96 90
Gig Harbor 85 88 87
Bellingham 80 85 82
Friday Harbor 84 83 86
Port Angeles 83 78 85
Oak Harbor 72 70 70
Arilington 86 90 88
Olympia 91 93 92
Kelso 97 93 93
Vancouver (WA) 102 101 99
Portland 102 100 99
Forks 82 76 82
Hoquiam 80 71 73
Mount Vernon 84 86 86
North Bend 90 93 91