WEST SEATTLE WEATHER: Heat wave almost over?

Thanks to Chris Frankovich for the beautiful dusk view, following a record-tying day – fifth consecutive day with a high past 90. If the temperature passes 90 again Sunday – as the forecast suggests it might – that’ll be a record-setting sixth day. But the Excessive Heat Warning alert is still set to expire at 9 pm Sunday, and Monday is supposed to be close to the upper-70s norm. The quest to keep cool led to a busy day at Alki Beach, as photographed by David Hutchinson:

If the forecast holds, next Thursday might not even get to 70.

8 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE WEATHER: Heat wave almost over?"

  • DH July 31, 2022 (10:03 am)

    What a nightmare at Alki beach! I guess a lot of people enjoy that. 

    • heartless July 31, 2022 (10:27 am)

      Nobody goes there anymore, it’s too crowded.

  • 1994 July 31, 2022 (12:25 pm)

    Wow!  A nightmare indeed (agree with DH) unless one enjoys a crowd.Great photo of the sunset colors with the sliver of a moon. 

    • 🛶 July 31, 2022 (2:33 pm)

      The Seattle Outrigger Canoe Club held its annual Da Grind race on Saturday, when I am assuming this picture was taken, and a lot of people came to the beach to see or participate in that.

  • StopCuttingDownTrees July 31, 2022 (1:01 pm)

    Sitting out in the searing sun on hot sand in 90-degree heat doesn’t seem appealing. It would seem to make more sense that Alki Beach would be nearly empty during the day during a record-breaking heat wave.

    • Um, what? July 31, 2022 (8:36 pm)

      First time incarnating here on earth? 

    • Elton August 1, 2022 (12:02 pm)

      Being near the water exposes you to occasional cool breezes and the water is very cold, so you can regularly take dips in the water to help cool off (similarly to how kids can cool off at the wading pools). It’s not my way to cool off, but it makes sense to me. Additionally, while these temperatures are quite hot for us they are considered reasonable temperatures in other parts of the country for a day at the beach – it’s all about perspective. For certain people, being out in the sand when it’s in the 90s is bearable/pleasant.

  • Mj July 31, 2022 (5:18 pm)

    Kudos to a WS resident who brought me a glass full of ice when I was dealing with a flat tire!  

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