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Hanford hits 118 degrees, ties state's hottest recorded temp

Pasco tops out at 113 degrees, sets new June 29 record


Last updated 6/30/2021 at 7:07pm

HANFORD SITE - The hottest temperature ever recorded in Washington state was tied here Tuesday, June 29.

According to the Naitonal Weather Service, the Hanford Site reached a blazing 118 degrees Tuesday afternoon, June 29. That ties the previous record set at Ice Harbor Dam in August of 1961.

A meteorologist said an unofficial recording station logged a sizzling 119 degrees; but unofficial temperatures are not logged into the record books.

Meanwhile, Pasco topped out at 113 degrees, falling short of the predicted 117.

The temperature set the June 29 record, previously set in 1904 at 107 degrees, meteorologist Laurie Nesbit said.


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