Northwest Busts All-Time Sizzle Record

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 30, 2009 6:17 AM CDT
A customer leaves Home Depot with a ceiling fan during a record heat wave in Seattle yesterday.   (AP Photo/, Joshua Trujillo)
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(Newser) – Fans, ice cream, and AC were in short supply yesterday as Seattle recorded the hottest temperature in its history, a sizzling 103 degrees, and heat records melted across the region, reports the Seattle Times. Relief is still a sweaty few days away as a heat warning remains in effect for much of the state throughout the week.