• Seattle: Heat to Build, Near Record Highs

    July 09, 2014; 11:25 PM

    The mercury will continue to soar in Seattle throughout the weekend and into early next week with temperatures reaching near record highs Sunday through Tuesday.

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Phoenix, AZ (2001)
Six straight days with highs below 100 degrees. This is the first time that this has accured in July since 1950.

Greenland Ranch CA (1913)
134 degrees -- highest temp. recorded in the Western Hemisphere.

New Jersey (1926)
A bolt of lightning at the Picatinny Army Arsenal in Northern NJ triggered a massive explosion in an ammunition dump. Every building within a half mile was leveled by the blast and 16 people were killed. Debris landed as far as 22 miles away and over 100 million present-day dollars of damage was done. This is the most costly damage due to lightning in the United States.