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August 16, 2018

Top temp mark for downtown: The Pacific Northwest Farmers Co-Op NW reader board in downtown Colfax listed an outside temperature of 113 degrees at 5 p.m. last Thursday in what was the top mark for the intense heat wave that hit for a three-day span. Downtown reader boards in Colfax normally top official readings which were recorded in the 103 range at the NWS station at Pullman Airport.


The National Weather Service at Pullman-Moscow Airport posted an excessive heat warning again last Friday until 10 p.m. The predicted high temperature Friday was 104, and the high last Thursday at the Pullman-MoscowAirport was 103.

Gazette weather reporter JB Broeckel at LaCrosse reported the high temperature mark there Thursday was 118 degrees in the sun.

In downtown Colfax, the Pacific Northwest Growers reader board sign topped out at 113 degrees at 5 p.m. Thursday and dropped to 111 degrees about 30 minutes later. Columbia Bank's sign w...

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