WEST SEATTLE WEATHER: More heat, smoke Friday

(Photo by David Hutchinson)

10:35 PM: Once the smoke started moving in at midday, you just knew the sun was going to turn that telltale pink before setting. The smoke is expected to linger through tomorrow; as noted earlier, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency and regional public-health departments have issued an alert because of it. Checking the air-quality map tonight, most areas are in the “unhealthy for sensitive groups” range right now. As for the heat, today’s official high was 95, and tomorrow could see the mid-90s again. So far, though, Saturday is still looking like an improvement; the Excessive Heat Warning alert expires Saturday evening.

FRIDAY MORNING: Just in case you wondered … same thing for the Friday sunrise, Jerry Simmons shows us:

2 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE WEATHER: More heat, smoke Friday"

  • Woodpecker August 13, 2021 (6:14 pm)

    It’s easy to see the smoke as just haze or unhealthy air, but it’s actually our states forests burning and woodland creatures and their homes in peril.  Having a hard time knowing this is happening and feeling helpless about it. Our forests are something I highly value. How can we fix/reverse what’s happening and prevent these yearly massive wildfires???

  • Jaye August 13, 2021 (10:24 pm)

    Thank you for the link to the air-quality map. It’s disturbing to see how unhealthy the air is around here. We thought we had escaped the wildfire smoke this year. The only bright side is the forecast. But, unfortunately, with the climate crisis at the root of so much disaster, we’re likely to endure this in the coming years. Air that’s this smoky and dirty is harmful to everyone, not only sensitive groups.It didn’t have to be this bad. We had plenty of warning about climate change and its disastrous consequences.

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