WEST SEATTLE MONDAY: Info for what might be our area’s hottest day ever

(Good day to seek refuge under a tree. Photo by Mark Jaroslaw)
Here’s what you need to know today, heading for what’s forecast to be another record-setting high temperature:

WHERE TO STAY COOL: Our ongoing list is here – including libraries (even those not usually open Mondays) and other places opening as cooling centers around West Seattle, plus restaurants/bars with air conditioning, and wading pool/spraypark info. We’re continuing to update the list as the info comes in.

RESTAURANTS/BARS CLOSING OR CHANGING HOURS: We started this list (which we’re also continuing to update) over the weekend and are continuing to update it too – for some establishments, it’s just too hot for safety. .

OTHER BUSINESSES CLOSING: Monday is a regular closure day for some retailers anyway, but some that are regularly open are closing – Northwest Art and Frame, Floors Plus Northwest. We’ll add any others we hear of.

SEATTLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS MEAL SITES CLOSED: The district announced this morning that its meal-distribution sites will not open today because of the weather.


REDUCED SOLID-WASTE PICKUP: As first noted over the weekend, crews are starting pickup today and tomorrow one hour earlier than usual. Monday pickup customers will not have food/yard waste pickup (you can put out double next week). Full details here.

GOT A SPARE FAN OR A/C UNIT? The Mount could use more.

We’ll continue updating through the day – if you have something to add, including closures/changes, please email westseattleblog@gmail.com or text 206-293-6302 – thank you!

8 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE MONDAY: Info for what might be our area's hottest day ever"

  • WSB June 28, 2021 (11:11 am)

    We could have a whole playlist. My contributions would all be oldies, unfortunately.

  • Tracey June 28, 2021 (1:15 pm)

    I’m not sure about Seattle’s contracts with yard waste vs garbage and recycling, but it seems that yard waste would be prioritized during our sweltering temps.  My tiny bag of mostly coffee filters and a few vegetable scraps smells awful and it has been outside for only 3 hours now.  That said, I wouldn’t want to be a garbage collector or mail man today so whatever we need to do is fine with me. 

    • This June 28, 2021 (3:58 pm)

      Maybe your garbage doesn’t smell, but have you ever been stuck behind a garbage truck on a warm day?

      Also, there is probably more garbage out there needing to be picked up than yard waste, just a guess ;)

    • AMD June 28, 2021 (4:06 pm)

      Their decisions to alter pickup schedules are nearly always related to worker safety, so I’m guessing/assuming the sweltering compost situation creates more hazardous conditions for those drivers–or the end point where it’s dropped off–than recycle and garbage do, and that’s why it’s being skipped this week.  

    • Downtown worker June 28, 2021 (5:33 pm)

      I went to work at my office today, even though it is voluntary through Labor Day. I wanted to work where it’s air conditioned. When I returned home, my garbage hadn’t been picked up. Will it get picked up tonight, tomorrow or next week?

  • Feelin' Hot Hot Hot June 28, 2021 (3:33 pm)

    Arrow wrote a song for just this occasion…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkGgdIBX1to

  • Hot and Hazy June 28, 2021 (3:51 pm)

    It is extremely hazy right along Avalon… the haze has gotten into my apartment and the hallways of my building. Anyone else seeing the thick haze in their area? According to Purple Haze, the air quality index is between 106 to 115 where I am situated…

  • Flivver June 28, 2021 (4:17 pm)

    H & H. All the haze you/all of us see is strictly smog.

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