Temperatures soared into three digits around Western Washington early this afternoon, hitting a record 103 at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport by 5 p.m.

Temperatures soared into three digits around Western Washington early this afternoon, hitting a record 103 degrees at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport by 5 p.m.

Other Weather Service readings included 106 in Puyallup, 101 in Bellevue and Seattle’s University District and 100 degrees in Renton and Lake Forest Park.

The 103-degree mark at Sea-Tac, where the city’s official readings are taken, topped the overall record of 100 set on July 16, 1941 and matched on July 20, 1994. Seattle’s record for July 29 had been 95, set in 1971.

Sea-Tac’s high topped typically toasty cities east of the Cascades, including Spokane (88), Walla Walla (98), Yakima (94), and Wenatchee (93).

The low overnight temperature at Sea-Tac was 71, making it the first time in the 64 years that records have been kept there that the temperature did not drop below 70 degrees overnight.

Hour-by-hour temperatures
Temperatures soared around the Puget Sound area:
Sea-Tac Everett Olympia Bremerton
7 a.m. 75 79 68 79
8 a.m. 82 83 75 81
9 a.m. 88 86 81 84
10 a.m. 93 89 83 90
11 a.m. 90 93 86 91
noon 93 95 90 93
1 p.m. 96 96 95 97
2 p.m. 99 98 98 99
3 p.m. 101 98 101 100
4 p.m. 102 98 104 100
5 p.m. 103 98 104 101
6 p.m. 102 96 104 102
7 p.m. 101 93 99 100
8 p.m. 98 88 96 91
9 p.m. 95 89 92 88
10 p.m. 91 87 84 86
Source: National Weather Service