West Seattle weather: Smoky air, from up above

September 14, 2012 at 2:35 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle weather | 6 Comments

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 Comments

  1. This smokey haze reminds me of living in LA.

    Comment by zip line — 6:02 pm September 14, 2012 #

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

    Comment by JanS — 6:08 pm September 14, 2012 #

  3. 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.

    Comment by elisabeth — 9:19 pm September 14, 2012 #

  4. 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.

    Comment by shed22 — 9:38 pm September 14, 2012 #

  5. It rained last week.

    Comment by Velo_nut — 5:08 am September 15, 2012 #

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

    Comment by Noelle — 10:31 am September 15, 2012 #

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