I continue melting while trying to stay cool in my sweltering apartment. I have six fans going. I take a cool shower every hour or two, otherwise I feel terrible. Also, I am doing it so as not to spontaneously combust. Let’s hope this truly is a one-in-a-thousand-years event, as some weatherman claimed on CBS.
I have never seen this before. Skiing at Pike Place Market!
Thankfully, some is coming.
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.
A GREAT EXPANSE
OF SMOKE ALONG
THE WEST COAST
Air quality is gonna decline greatly in Seattle tomorrow, which is a shame. I like breathing. I hope it rains soon.
“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.
Heading out to meet some friends at Pike Place Market. I have not eaten out in ages. We will be trying the grub at Pike Place Bar & Grill. I am keen on helping restaurants any way I can.
Hopefully, the smoke from the fires has dissipated. We plan on sitting and eating outside. I would like to drink a hard cider, but I did not see any on their menu when I looked it up online.
I do have a window open in my apartment and the air quality seems much better than before. My eyes were burning for a while the other day.
HAZY SKIES &
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.