Seattle hits 79 degrees for warmest March day ever recorded

SEATTLE (AP) — The National Weather Service says Seattle’s high temperature of 79 degrees makes it the warmest March day on record since 1894.

The National Weather Service said on Twitter that the temperature was recorded Tuesday afternoon. The previous record was 78 degrees on March 29, 2004.

On Monday, Seattle hit 76 degrees which was the earliest ever in the calendar year that Seattle has been that warm.

The weather service says other cities in Western Washington including Olympia, Bellingham and Hoquiam also broke daily record high temperatures on Tuesday.