WEST SEATTLE WEATHER: Heat alert for later this week

Thanks to Lynn Hall for the photo taken from the Bremerton ferry, looking back at Alki and downtown. A ferry ride will be one way to beat the heat that the National Weather Service warns us is on the way. The NWS has issued an Excessive Heat Watch alert for Friday afternoon through Monday afternoon. The alert says in part that we are likely to see “dangerously hot conditions with afternoon highs in the 90s and possibly near 100 Saturday and Sunday.” If your family includes little kids, two wading pools and a spraypark are opening just in time, starting Saturday. We will highlight other stay-cool options in the days ahead.

7 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE WEATHER: Heat alert for later this week"

  • anonyme June 23, 2021 (11:59 am)

    Blistering heat with nary a drop of rain between now and the Fourth of July.  Add in the usual pyro-morons, and you have a recipe for disaster.  With no enforcement in sight, and many of these pillocks believing that having had a tough year justifies even more outrageous, illegal behavior than usual, this could be really, really bad.

  • rain dance June 23, 2021 (8:20 pm)

    I’m concerned about wildfires too. Praying for the wildlife that survived last year’s nightmare.

    • anonyme June 24, 2021 (6:23 am)

      Yes, especially with so little habitat left to begin with, these huge fires are devastating to what remains of our wildlife – from large mammals all the way down to insects and fungi.  We’re approaching a time where it won’t be livable anywhere, and it’s all down to one species – ours.

      • rain dance June 24, 2021 (9:40 am)

        Yes. Not a future anyone wants, we need to do more to prevent these fires. I remember reading about some of the endangered species that were in the path of the wildfires last year. So tragic.

        • anonyme June 24, 2021 (10:25 am)

          And my original post was not just in regard to wildfires but to the uncontrolled use of illegal fireworks in Seattle.  These pose risks not just to wildlife, but to all urban life – including humans.  The danger is not just that of potential fires, but noise due to explosives, air polluted with smoke and carcinogenic heavy metals, and water and soil pollution as those particles and the associated debris fall to the ground.  It is literally criminal that this is allowed to go on, especially in a city that (hypocritically) claims to be so environmentally aware.

  • Auntie June 24, 2021 (9:55 am)

    Nearly 85% of wildfires are caused by human (careless) actions. Please don’t be part of this statistic!

  • Howard June 24, 2021 (1:37 pm)

    My wife works for the city.  She is on call as they are expecting brown outs due to high demand for electricity this weekend.  So get out your cooler and ice it up just in case.

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