Spokane officially hits 100 degrees

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SPOKANE, Wash.— After not reaching 80 degrees until June 22nd, it took a mere 37 days to reach triple-digit heat in Spokane this year. The official climate station at the Spokane International Airport hit 100 degrees at 2:44 pm. Thursday’s record high is 102 degrees.

This is the first 100-degree day since July 31 of last year when Spokane reached 103 degrees. The city hit 100 degrees six times last year, tied for the most on record with 1928 and hit the all-time record high of 109 degrees on June 29th.

The Forecast from the 4 News Now First Alert weather team calls for 100 degrees or hotter through the end of the weekend before temperatures cool off next week. Four consecutive days of triple-digit heat in The Lilac City would be one of the longest streaks on record.

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As of 3:00 pm on Thursday, the hottest place in the Inland Northwest was Omak with a scorching 106° reading. At the same time, the Tri-Cities were broiling at 108 degrees  with two to three more hours of heating to go.

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