Tag Archives: Pacific Northwest

I want rain. We need rain.

Thankfully, some is coming.


Where is the rain?

It has not rained in Seattle for a long, long time. I think the same is true for western Oregon. It usually rains in western Oregon around Labor Day, breaking up months of summer sunshine and signaling that fall is on the way. I just checked the extended forecast and there is no precipitation expected for weeks.


More GREAT news

“There is a super massive cloud of smoke
outside of California and Oregon. The wind
is changing direction and it’s coming your way
tomorrow. You have today to prepare.
Let your family and friends know.”
— Public Information Officer,
Washington Emergency Management Division

“Go shopping for any essentials today.”

“If you don’t have to go out tomorrow, stay home.”

“Create a box fan that filters the air around you. This video shows you how to make it.” Something else I have to add to my to-do list.

I will be looking at the air quality forecasts and info from the state health department.


Lotsa fires out there


At first, ɪ ᴛʜᴏᴜɢʜᴛ ꜱᴏᴍᴇᴏɴᴇ was cooking ᴄʜɪɴᴇꜱᴇ or having a BBQ. Then the smell became much more potent and noxious. Smoky air from forest fires tend to pollute the skies a few days every summer.

I have closed the windows in my apartment until the haze diminishes. I love having my windows open, even in the winter.

Thankfully, the smoke forecast for ꜱᴇᴀᴛᴛʟᴇ is looking better, though we — meaning the ᴘᴀᴄɪꜰɪᴄ ɴᴏʀᴛʜᴡᴇꜱᴛ — could certainly use some on-shore flow — air that comes off the ᴘᴀᴄɪꜰɪᴄ ᴏᴄᴇᴀɴ — mixed with precipitation and minus any lightning.


It’s been strange but beautiful weather


I knew it was warm yesterday, but I didn’t realize how hot it was. Eighty-nine degrees is impressive.

There’s more of the same today.

It has been very warm off and on since early April.

The warmth extended far north, into British Columbia, where the city of Prince George broke a 103-year-old record.

Maybe “global warming” ain’t such a bad idea. It sure beats the alternative, cold and wet, though it was chilly this morning.


“‘All the signs were pointing to another bad year.’ Yet the nightmare scenario never happened.”


Today I discovered this article on the front page of my hometown newspaper.

Hmm, “forecasters don’t know quite everything,” yet the climate change doomsdayers continue to push their agenda thanks to a mostly compliant media.

Let me re-write this. Let’s just replace a few key words here and there.

“If there were ever a year to remind Oregonians that weather forecasters climate change researchers don’t know quite everything, this winter brought proof.”

Yet the nightmare scenario never happened.

The irony is that’s all we have to change. They can’t predict how much rain is gonna fall this year, but expect us to believe they know how hot the world will be in ten.

“The rainy season began with a serious amount of pessimism, as forecasters and climatologists fretted about a strong El Nino fueling a third straight winter of thin snowpack.”

Shockingly, the weather folks were pessimistic, overly so.

“Oregon was already mired in a historic drought — following one of the hottest and driest years on record in 2015 — and the consensus was more bad news was headed our way.”

And here we get another lie willingly repeated and reinforced by so-called journalists. Twenty-fifteen was “one of the hottest and driest years on record.” This claim is garbage. Total hype.

“‘I remember being really worried in October. All the signs were pointing to another bad year.’”

“Yet the nightmare scenario never happened.”

Hey, whaddya know, the experts got it wrong! And will continue to do so. After all, they are only human.