High heat until Fourth of July
Heatwaves breaks one high temp record from 2008
July 1, 2021
COLFAX — Whitman County finally broke a record high on Tuesday after a week of triple-digit temperatures setting records across Eastern Washington.
Tuesday’s record high was 95 degrees in 2008 and it hit 104 degrees by mid-afternoon and there was potential to climb a little bit higher. The Whitman County Gazette’s deadline was Tuesday.
“Today we are seeing the hottest temperatures and we will see a cool down after that,” said National Weather Service Meteorologist Laurie Nisbet on Tuesday.
On Monday, the high temperature was 102 degrees, missing the 2015 record of 105 degrees.