West Seattle weather: Smoky air, from up above

Wherever you are, the smoke that’s drifted over from fires to our east is hard to miss – for the reduced visibility and for the breathing difficulty it’s causing for some. Cliff Mass showed satellite views on his website Thursday, and that’s also when West Seattle pilot/photographer Long Bach Nguyen took the photo you see above. No rain in the forecast any time soon, by the way.

6 Replies to "West Seattle weather: Smoky air, from up above"

  • zip line September 14, 2012 (6:02 pm)

    This smokey haze reminds me of living in LA.

  • JanS September 14, 2012 (6:08 pm)

    I could smell it Wednesday morning as I drove towards downtown.

  • elisabeth September 14, 2012 (9:19 pm)

    I drove to Ellensburg today to visit a friend. The smoke was visible from Seattle through Snoqualmie Pass and on into Eburg. One Eburg local remarked that he’s never seen anything like it.

  • shed22 September 14, 2012 (9:38 pm)

    I love Seattle summers. And, boy, this has been one of the great ones!

    With that said, I find myself missing the rain. Don’t curse me, crowd, but I wouldn’t mind a little wash. Or even a weekend spent entirely in bed because why not, what else? I miss those beautiful, grey Seattle moments.

    And it would help the fires. So there’s that, too.

  • Velo_nut September 15, 2012 (5:08 am)

    It rained last week.

  • Noelle September 15, 2012 (10:31 am)

    We need some REAL Seattle rain to clean the air! Yuck!

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