WEATHER: How hot is it? So hot, a helicopter showed up

Since we’ve received lots of questions about this via various messaging channels, email, text, and Twitter – we’ll mention it here too: The TV helicopter over Alki was just there for a live picture of the beach as part of the “gosh, it’s hot” coverage at the start of the 4 pm newscast. How hot IS it, you ask? 88 degrees at Sea-Tac at 4 pm – one degree short of the record for this date. Tomorrow’s expected to be cooler but by Friday, we could see the 90s.

11 Replies to "WEATHER: How hot is it? So hot, a helicopter showed up"

  • scubafrog June 21, 2021 (4:23 pm)

    Sat/Sun/Mon especially look like scorchers.  I hope there’re designated building/s with ac and cool liquids for vulnerable members of the community.

    • so much noise June 21, 2021 (8:29 pm)

      So thoughtful, thanks for sharing this, I hope so too.

  • dhg June 21, 2021 (5:35 pm)

    We don’t need the extra noise. I’d love to fly a helicopter close to their reporters when they’re broadcasting.  They could be a little considerate drive in a truck for their reports. It’s less disturbing.    

    • Gable June 21, 2021 (6:24 pm)

      Wait for it, wait for it, ahhh … first complaint about the noise from the helicopter.  Hmm, was the heat bothersome as well? Oh my, the inconveniences with which one must live.

      • so much noise June 21, 2021 (8:26 pm)

        There are folks with PTSD from being in war zones, who might find helicopter noise particularly disturbing. Fireworks can be really stressful for veterans as well. Maybe folks can keep them in mind this 4th of July before launching a fireworks noise attack. I’ve known former soldiers that have to escape into the mountains on holidays with fireworks, because it’s too hard.

        • Alki Local June 21, 2021 (8:43 pm)

          There are two helicopters that frequently fly in formation over Alki. They appear to be military and are quite noisy.

    • Kalo June 21, 2021 (6:35 pm)

      And/or use a drone for pity’s sake!

  • TJ June 21, 2021 (6:42 pm)

    A helicopter is too noisy? This is a big city. 

  • StopCuttingDownTrees June 21, 2021 (6:50 pm)

    A fan in the sky. Brilliant.

  • Airwolf June 22, 2021 (8:18 am)

    I would also like to complain about motorcycle noise. And what happened to the Alki noise enforcement that was going to be applied (last year? or 2 years ago? )

  • helpermonkey June 22, 2021 (8:23 am)

    Helicopters waste a ton of fuel (for what?? we all know it’s hot outside and Alki is probably busy) and produce pollution. This could have been achieved with a drone for far less waste and cost. Looking forward to the days when news channels figure out that they can cut their bottom line and also their carbon footprint AND stop annoying people. 

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