SEATTLE - Seattle this week weathered the two coldest back-to-back April days in recorded history, the National Weather Service announced Thursday.
Western Washington was hit with a sudden cold snap this weekend, bringing low temperatures, snow and hail into the area—nearly a month into spring.
NWS says in their 77 years of weather recordkeeping, there have never been back-to-back days this cold. On Wednesday, the high in Seattle was 44 degrees, then 44 again on Thursday. The weather agency says April days have never fallen below a high of 45 degrees.
Some areas continued to see snowfall into Thursday.
NWS says it was the coldest April morning at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport since Apr. 1, 2008, and the last time freezing temperatures were recorded so late in the season at Sea-Tac was Apr. 21, 1985.
Conditions are forecast to dry out into the weekend, but the rain will linger. Temperatures will move into the 40s and 50s.
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