WEST SEATTLE WEATHER: Burn ban, heat warning, smoke alert continue

Thanks to everyone who sent photos from last night’s red-again sunset – above is by Harry Pohlman; below, by Jim Borrow. We thought we’d wait to see how things looked this morning before publishing a weather update.

Verdict: No change. Still smoky. The National Weather Service has a Special Weather Statement about that saying the smoke is expected to persist at least through Saturday – and its Excessive Heat Warning is still in effect through 9 pm tonight, though temperatures haven’t been quite as high as feared. Last night, we also had multiple reports of what seemed to be ash accompanying the smoke – let us know if you’ve noticed that. And the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency‘s Stage 1 Burn Ban – no outdoor burning – continues TFN.

8 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE WEATHER: Burn ban, heat warning, smoke alert continue"

  • ej August 4, 2017 (7:51 am)

    The smoke alarm in my house just went off… The air is that bad!  This air is awful and reminds me of fire seasons in California!  

  • newnative August 4, 2017 (8:40 am)

    I have asthma and instead of coughing/gasping fits, I just cough a few times before getting very sick. It was so hot last night, we opened the windows (not my idea). Not fun. 

  • Alki Betty August 4, 2017 (10:16 am)

    These are very nice photos by Harry and Jim.

    Unfortunately, some self-centered person with a drone flying right in the sunset view at Constellation Park at Alki made it impossible for most of us to get a nice photo…the drone was in the sky right where the red sun was and the red reflection in the water. 

    Please, drone operators, have some consideration for others’ enjoyment of Alki beaches and sunsets!! You ruined my photos. 

    • DB Coop August 5, 2017 (4:15 pm)

      That paddleboarder is me!

      And yes I saw and heard the drone, I felt like throwing rocks at it. 

      • Alki Betty August 6, 2017 (5:05 pm)

        Indeed! I imagine one of the motivations for paddle-boarding in the 1st place is for some peace & quiet. Drones…URGH! It’s only going to get worse. Perhaps a good “agenda item” for the Alki Community Council: 1.) disturbing the peace, 2.) privacy–drones can have cameras. 

  • waikikigirl August 4, 2017 (9:26 pm)

    I never thought these words would come out of my mouth but “I wish it would rain”… just long enough to clean the air!

    • Pilsner August 5, 2017 (7:32 am)

      Doesn’t that make for acid rain?

  • waikikigirl August 5, 2017 (6:47 pm)

    @Pilsner…depends on what era you grew up in, so for me yes I guess it would! LOL!!!!

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