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By Teresa Simpson
Whitman County Gazette 

NWS excessive heat warning in effect

Temperatures to reach near record highs


August 17, 2023

COLFAX — The National Weather Service (NWS) announced an excessive heat risk this week. Widespread record-high temperatures were expected Tuesday and near record highs lasting through Thursday.

Spokane Meteorologist Charlotte Dewey stated that the record high for Tuesday, August 15, is at 101, with this year’s forecast falling at a high of 95 degrees, “so very close to a record high,” she said.

Wednesday, August 16, was forecasted at a high temperature of 97, Dewey said, adding that the current record high for that day is 100 degrees.

“Thursday, we have a forecasted high of 97 (d...

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