SMOKE: City extends park closures, with clearer weather looking further away

(One of the sun’s brief appearances this weekend – photo by Ron Creel)

Two notes as this smoky weekend concludes:

CITY PARK CLOSURES: Seattle Parks announced via Twitter tonight:

Due to ongoing poor air quality, we’re extending closure of beaches, boat ramps, parks, & playfields through end of Mon., 9/14. The City is not issuing citations, but all residents are strongly encouraged to avoid outdoor activities & remain inside if able until quality improves.

SO WHEN WILL IT IMPROVE? Maybe not as soon as originally forecast. From the National Weather Service‘s “forecast discussion” tonight:

Stubborn smoke continues to hang on around most of Western Washington with unhealthy air quality expected to linger into Monday. Surface gradients remain light and this will do little to disperse anything across the lowlands. A broad upper trough offshore will send a weakening frontal system into the region Monday night into Tuesday, but models are backing off considerably with precip chances.

Any other changes/closures for Monday? Let us know so we can include in our updates – thank you!

2 Replies to "SMOKE: City extends park closures, with clearer weather looking further away"

  • J September 14, 2020 (9:28 am)


  • Fern September 14, 2020 (1:24 pm)

    Dear friends, in this pandemic-within-a-pandemic, let’s check in on our elder and immune compromised neighbors. Even though none of us should be out much, some of our neighbors cannot go out at all. Ways to help include taking dogs for short one-block walks (even if we shouldn’t be out walking much, even super-short walks make a big psychological difference to elder dog-owners who feel guilty about not walking their pets–and I think the dogs, too!), watering gardens, offering to pick groceries up for neighbors when we go shopping–also just being there to talk for people who are otherwise isolated. xo

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