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Seattle weather comes to Wichita

Walking downtown to pick up a sandwich for lunch, I couldn’t help but notice how autumnal the day felt. It was late July, but it felt like fall: cool, cloudy, with a wisp of north wind adding a slight briskness to the air.

“This,” I thought, “reminds me of Seattle.”

Sure enough, rain began to pelt me as I returned to my car with my meal in hand. Just out of curiosity, I decided to check the weather in Seattle for today: a forecast high of 100, with an excessive heat warning for much of the state.

To put that into perspective, Seattle has hit 100 once in July in the last 60 years.

Once.

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