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caption: Vasili Vouros, center, and John Cain Jr., right, slip n' slide with their kids in Vouros's front yard in Skyway, Monday, June 28. The National Weather Service recorded 108 degrees in SeaTac on Monday, setting an all-time record for the area. A car temperature gauge recorded 109 degrees in Skyway at 4:30 pm.
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Vasili Vouros, center, and John Cain Jr., right, slip n' slide with their kids in Vouros's front yard in Skyway, Monday, June 28. The National Weather Service recorded 108 degrees in SeaTac on Monday, setting an all-time record for the area. A car temperature gauge recorded 109 degrees in Skyway at 4:30 pm.
Credit: Genna Martin for KUOW

Photos: What 108 degrees looks like in the Seattle area

On the two hottest ever days in Seattle, photographer Genna Martin drove around the area to document how people were baring this heat wave. She found scenes of joy and resilience. On Sunday, the mercury hit 104 degrees Fahrenheit in the city; on Monday it hit 108.

caption: Lilly Ann Sweeney, left, Thelma Davis, and Carolyn Embry, laugh at Sweeney's long-haired chihuahua, Scooter, as they take refuge from the heat in the Salvation Army White Center Community Center Cooling Center, Monday afternoon. Davis, who is 98 and moved to Seattle in 1959, said that she had never seen temperatures this high in the region. The National Weather Service recorded 108 degrees in SeaTac on Monday, setting an all-time record for the area.
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Lilly Ann Sweeney, left, Thelma Davis, and Carolyn Embry, laugh at Sweeney's long-haired chihuahua, Scooter, as they take refuge from the heat in the Salvation Army White Center Community Center Cooling Center, Monday afternoon. Davis, who is 98 and moved to Seattle in 1959, said that she had never seen temperatures this high in the region. The National Weather Service recorded 108 degrees in SeaTac on Monday, setting an all-time record for the area.
Credit: Genna Martin for KUOW


caption: From left, Shannon Kelly, Briana Chappell, Ashley Schmidt and Erica McDowell, all friends from college spending a weekend together, cool off inside the air conditioned Pacific Place Mall on Sunday as temperatures reached 104, according to the National Weather Service. Seattle dealt with record breaking temperatures all weekend and into Monday.
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From left, Shannon Kelly, Briana Chappell, Ashley Schmidt and Erica McDowell, all friends from college spending a weekend together, cool off inside the air conditioned Pacific Place Mall on Sunday as temperatures reached 104, according to the National Weather Service. Seattle dealt with record breaking temperatures all weekend and into Monday.
Credit: Genna Martin for KUOW


caption: People, including Ariel Turner-Lipson and Patrick Kimbrough (far left), take refuge from the heat inside the air conditioned Pacific Place Mall on Sunday as temperatures reached 104, according to the National Weather Service. Seattle dealt with record breaking temperatures all weekend and into Monday.
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People, including Ariel Turner-Lipson and Patrick Kimbrough (far left), take refuge from the heat inside the air conditioned Pacific Place Mall on Sunday as temperatures reached 104, according to the National Weather Service. Seattle dealt with record breaking temperatures all weekend and into Monday.
Credit: Genna Martin for KUOW


caption: Gregory Wraggs Sr. laughs with his daughters Av-ai, 5, left, Analiyze, 4, center, and Alycia, 8, as they eat jello, and his wife Shadoria Wraggs, right, plays with their two-month-old son Gregory Jr. inside their temporary room at the King County Cooling Center in White Center, Monday, June 28. The family has been living in their van for the past year and were able to stay in an air-conditioned unit at the cooling center this week as temperatures rose into the 100s.
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Gregory Wraggs Sr. laughs with his daughters Av-ai, 5, left, Analiyze, 4, center, and Alycia, 8, as they eat jello, and his wife Shadoria Wraggs, right, plays with their two-month-old son Gregory Jr. inside their temporary room at the King County Cooling Center in White Center, Monday, June 28. The family has been living in their van for the past year and were able to stay in an air-conditioned unit at the cooling center this week as temperatures rose into the 100s.
Credit: Genna Martin for KUOW


caption: Shadoria Wraggs holds her two-month-old son Gregory as her daughters Alycia, 8, left, and Av-ai, 5, look at flash cards inside their temporary room at the King County Cooling Center in White Center, Monday, June 28. The family, including father Gregory Wraggs Sr. and another daughter, has been living in their van for the past year and were able to stay in an air-conditioned unit at the cooling center as temperatures rose into the 100s.
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Shadoria Wraggs holds her two-month-old son Gregory as her daughters Alycia, 8, left, and Av-ai, 5, look at flash cards inside their temporary room at the King County Cooling Center in White Center, Monday, June 28. The family, including father Gregory Wraggs Sr. and another daughter, has been living in their van for the past year and were able to stay in an air-conditioned unit at the cooling center as temperatures rose into the 100s.
Credit: Genna Martin for KUOW


caption: Makis Vouros, 12, slip n' slide under his dad, Vasili, as they hang out with friends in Vouros's front yard in Skyway, Monday, June 28. The National Weather Service recorded 108 degrees in SeaTac on Monday, setting an all-time record for the area. A car temperature gauge recorded 109 degrees in Skyway at 4:30 pm.
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Makis Vouros, 12, slip n' slide under his dad, Vasili, as they hang out with friends in Vouros's front yard in Skyway, Monday, June 28. The National Weather Service recorded 108 degrees in SeaTac on Monday, setting an all-time record for the area. A car temperature gauge recorded 109 degrees in Skyway at 4:30 pm.
Credit: Genna Martin for KUOW


caption: Tony Nguyen takes a break from skateboarding in 100-degree heat on Sunday, June 27, 2021, at Cal Anderson Park on Capitol Hill.
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Tony Nguyen takes a break from skateboarding in 100-degree heat on Sunday, June 27, 2021, at Cal Anderson Park on Capitol Hill.
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caption: Jenna Shimek works on her laptop at Colman Beach, Monday, between periodic dips in the Lake Washington. "It's cooler than anywhere else I could be," she said.
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Jenna Shimek works on her laptop at Colman Beach, Monday, between periodic dips in the Lake Washington. "It's cooler than anywhere else I could be," she said.
Credit: Genna Martin for KUOW


caption: Amane Robale, center, holds her daughter Rumaisa, 1, and her sister Oromiya Robale, foreground, holds her brother Yusuf, 2, on a float as they cool off in Lake Washington at Mt. Baker Beach, Monday, June 28. The National Weather Service recorded 108 degrees in SeaTac on Monday, setting an all-time record for the area.
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Amane Robale, center, holds her daughter Rumaisa, 1, and her sister Oromiya Robale, foreground, holds her brother Yusuf, 2, on a float as they cool off in Lake Washington at Mt. Baker Beach, Monday, June 28. The National Weather Service recorded 108 degrees in SeaTac on Monday, setting an all-time record for the area.
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caption: A man floats in Lake Washington at Colman Beach, Monday, June 28. The National Weather Service recorded 108 degrees in SeaTac on Monday, setting an all-time record for the area.
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A man floats in Lake Washington at Colman Beach, Monday, June 28. The National Weather Service recorded 108 degrees in SeaTac on Monday, setting an all-time record for the area.
Credit: Genna Martin for KUOW


caption: Vickie Boosinger cools off in her pool as she talks to her cousin Jhossy Caceres, in Skyway, Monday, June 28. The National Weather Service recorded 108 degrees in SeaTac on Monday, setting an all-time record for the area. A car temperature gauge recorded 109 degrees in Skyway at 4:30 pm.
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Vickie Boosinger cools off in her pool as she talks to her cousin Jhossy Caceres, in Skyway, Monday, June 28. The National Weather Service recorded 108 degrees in SeaTac on Monday, setting an all-time record for the area. A car temperature gauge recorded 109 degrees in Skyway at 4:30 pm.
Credit: Genna Martin for KUOW
caption: Andrea Portillo, left, and Steven Truong float in Lake Washington at Colman Beach, Monday, June 28. The National Weather Service recorded 108 degrees in SeaTac on Monday, setting an all-time record for the area.
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Andrea Portillo, left, and Steven Truong float in Lake Washington at Colman Beach, Monday, June 28. The National Weather Service recorded 108 degrees in SeaTac on Monday, setting an all-time record for the area.
Credit: Genna Martin for KUOW


caption: Dee Black cools his beer in Lake Washington, Monday, June 28, as temperatures rose to 108 in Seattle.
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Dee Black cools his beer in Lake Washington, Monday, June 28, as temperatures rose to 108 in Seattle.
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