Summer has arrived and so has summer heat. Thirsty? Stay tuned as the heat rises and you might win!

Rick Merrill Law is ready to quench your thirst with a hot weather contest. The first time the official temperature at Everett’s Paine Field hits 90 degrees or better, the following day at 4 PM, all iced drinks at Snohomish County Deidrich Expresso stands will be free for 90 minutes. How about that? Rick Merrill Law – attorneys – buying you an iced drink if it hits 90 degrees or better!

It is not easy for Paine Field to hit 90 degrees given its relatively close proximity to Puget Sound. Yet, it has happened – eleven times in fact going back to 1948, and all but two of those in this century reflecting the ongoing warming climate. And that includes last year’s 100 degrees on August 16th!

Nearly all of the 90 degrees or better readings at Paine Field have occurred in the month of July. Here is a list of those hot temperatures.

1951    Jun 29 – 90, Jul 12 – 91

2004    Jul 23 – 91, Jul 24 – 90

2006    Jul 21 – 90

2007    Jul 11 – 90

2009    Jul 28 – 90, Jul 29 – 92

2014    Aug 11 – 92

2015    Jul 19 – 94

2020    Aug 16 – 100

The warmest weather of the year is in store for this weekend with more hot weather likely into August. Stay tuned in case Paine Field hits 90 degrees or better and you could get an iced drink from a Snohomish County Deidrich Expresso stand the next day from 4:00 to 5:30 PM – on the house from Rick Merrill Law. Sounds like a hot deal!

North Sound Meteorologist Ted Buehner worked more than 40 years for the National Weather Service (NWS) from 1977 to 2018. He is now an Everett Post Media team member. Together with Everett Post Weather Minute Podcasts, he provides morning and afternoon commute traffic and weather updates on both KRKO and KXA Radio, and sports reporting on KRKO.