People head out to the water at low tide during an unseasonably warm day on Saturday, March 16, 2024, at Lighthouse Park in Mukilteo, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

People head out to the water at low tide during an unseasonably warm day on Saturday, March 16, 2024, at Lighthouse Park in Mukilteo, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Everett shatters record high temperature by 11 degrees

On Saturday, it hit 73 degrees, breaking the previous record of 62 set in 2007.

EVERETT — Warm temperatures in Snohomish County broke the all-time daily record by 11 degrees over the weekend.

On Saturday, Everett reached 73 degrees, shattering the previous record of 62 degrees set on March 16, 2007, according to the National Weather Service.

Sunday tied a record high of 68 set last year.

Over the weekend, an upper-level ridge from the Pacific Ocean, or an area of high atmospheric pressure, passed through Puget Sound. The ridge was expected to keep moisture out of the region through at least Tuesday.

Starting on Wednesday, the weather is expected to return to its regularly scheduled programming, said Harrison Rademacher, a weather service meteorologist. Temperatures in the low 50s with a small chance of rain were expected for the rest of the week.

Last month, mountain snowpack levels in the Cascade Mountains were roughly 60% of normal. Little snowfall over the past several months has led to a “snow drought” in much of the Pacific Northwest.

With the arrival of the surprisingly warm weather, many people around the county flocked to the water. Despite the heat, the waters around Western Washington remained very cold. Around 4:15 p.m. Saturday, a group of four men went to Eagle Falls, east of Index. Two of the men fell into the falls and did not resurface. Rescue teams searched for the rest of the evening, then continued recovery efforts Sunday.

The bodies of two men were discovered Sunday afternoon.

That stretch of the Skykomish River has been the site of recent drownings, including multiple deaths in 2020, when a TikTok craze drew many people to Eagle Falls.

Jonathan Tall: 425-339-3486; jonathan.tall@heraldnet.com; Twitter: @snocojon.

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