West Seattle weather: Another ‘heat advisory’ on the way

Thanks to Mike Jensen for sharing that view of a bald eagle hanging out in a tree by Me-Kwa-Mooks Park, watching tonight’s sunset. You might want to identify a shade tree of your own for the next few days, because the National Weather Service has announced a “heat advisory” alert for noon Thursday through 9 pm Saturday – all three days are expected to have high temperatures in the 90s (and Sunday won’t be too far behind).

P.S. If you want a different perspective on 90-degree heat … note that today was the sixth anniversary of the hottest day in recorded Seattle history, when the high hit 103 degrees.

17 Replies to "West Seattle weather: Another 'heat advisory' on the way"

  • Diane July 29, 2015 (11:36 pm)

    that 103 day was hell; did not have AC then; I will never forget; and never want to go through that again; LOVE my AC

  • Northwest July 30, 2015 (6:22 am)

    Leave water out for birds

  • DC July 30, 2015 (6:43 am)

    Albert Lee Appliance has a ton of AC units from the last heat wave.

  • Lindsey July 30, 2015 (9:12 am)

    Does that beautiful eagle live in the park? We often see one swooping over the sound off Mee-Kwa-Mooks park and the fly back into the high trees there.

  • sam-c July 30, 2015 (9:48 am)

    :( Wish I could afford AC. The window fans are great at night, when we have multiple days of 80’s, but don’t do anything to help with the 90s

  • carol July 30, 2015 (11:01 am)

    Great idea about the water for birds; I’m good at remembering to make sure my cat has access to water but forgot that the birds (and the insects) are also needing water.

  • JanS July 30, 2015 (11:53 am)

    on that 103 degree day, a friend and I drove over to Salmon La Sac, sat in the shade by the river…temp was about 85…it was lovely…came back about 6pm, the hottest part of the day here…and 90 degrees in my apartment…

  • Rick July 30, 2015 (11:55 am)

    I leave a water dish out in front of my shop year round. Most customers are dogs but other are welcome.

  • Diane July 30, 2015 (12:29 pm)

    sam-c; this will not likely help at the moment with a run on AC’s; but I also cannot afford retail, especially because I needed a portable rather than window unit; after that insane 103 heat wave, I searched craig’s list during the off-season, and bought mine for $80; portables are usually $400+; that $80 was the best investment ever in my quality of life in my apt; so once fall hits, start checking craig’s list

  • sam-c July 30, 2015 (1:15 pm)

    thx for the tip

  • Terry July 30, 2015 (4:22 pm)

    What a bunch of wusses. I have a home in Arizona and have recently acquired a place in Tacoma. 103 is on the low side of a typical summer day in Arizona – and it last for 3 months!

    • WSB July 30, 2015 (4:26 pm)

      Yes, it is, and I lived in Las Vegas for many years, where it’s also ridiculously hot. That’s not relevant. 90 is hot for here, people aren’t used to it, air conditioning isn’t nearly as prevalent as it is in the routinely hot places, heat-related illness can ensue, so the Weather Service issues an alert. Nothing “wussy” about it. – TR

  • Diane July 30, 2015 (4:39 pm)

    thanks TR
    I grew up in San Bernardino with horribly hot summers (110+, and smoggy)
    in Seattle, without AC, seniors and people with health issues that make them more vulnerable to devastating impacts of severe heat; they can die

  • mrsMarty July 30, 2015 (4:50 pm)

    One good thing in this hot weather is that we’ve had so many hot days this Spring/Summer that we’ve been acclimated to it…sort of so YES it is hot but I hope most people are getting used to it. :>)

  • Diane July 30, 2015 (8:27 pm)

    counting the days til the cool fall breeze gets here

  • sam-c July 31, 2015 (10:07 am)

    yeah, I grew up in Atl, and got used to the heat there. (also, EVERTHING was air-conditioned there). Now that I’m acclimatized to Seattle weather, the heat gives me migraines. (my child, a seattle-ite, went to Atl during a hot May, and turned beet red (not sunburned, but just hot), sweating puddles… man what a wussy 3 year old)

  • G July 31, 2015 (11:39 am)

    Atlanta is unbearably syrupy in the summer, though I found the humidity good for the sinuses. Never seen such such a green city, outside of the downtown, like a never-ending canopy of trees.

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