(TV covers the heat by putting up a tent at the beach – Alki photo courtesy Chas Redmond)
Just got word from Seattle Public Library HQ that the libraries around the city without a/c are closing at 4 pm. In West Seattle, that means the branch in the Admiral District. (The Southwest branch “does not have air conditioning on the main level,” according to the SPL news release, but will remain open till 8 pm. The Delridge and High Point branches DO have a/c.) ADDED 3:06 PM: King County Public Health is reporting what’s described as the county’s first heat-related death – according to the news release, “a man in his 60s from Seattle , had heart disease with heat as a contributing factor to his cause of death.” ADDED 3:31 PM: Diane reminds us that the Senior Center of West Seattle, in The Junction, has A/C and is open till 8 pm. Meantime, good news – the “excessive heat warning” is now scheduled to end at 9 tonight, rather than 6 pm tomorrow (though the air-stagnation advisory continues till tomorrow night).
West Seattle, Washington