Skip to comments.Could Wednesday be Seattle's hottest day ever?
Posted on 07/29/2009 7:04:32 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
How much sweat does it take to set a new heat-wave record? Sticky Seattleites may find out this week. If temperatures stay at 90 degrees or higher through Saturday, that will add up to six sweltering days in a row. And if Seattle's high reaches 100 degrees today, as forecast, it will tie the city's all-time temperature record. The region's previous record hot spells lasted five days, in August 1981 and July 1941. "We're certainly in the running," said Brad Colman, local meteorologist-in-charge for the National Weather Service.
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< rolls eyes >
I lived in San Antonio for 28 years.
It's 90+ every day EVERY SINGLE DAY from early May thru September.
Almost NO ONE has Air-Conditioning in Seattle....I know....Lived there for 5 years in a very nice penthouse with NO AIR!
I guess the liberals in Leftattle will see this as full confirmation of their global warming dogma.
Time to step up the recycling, cut back to half a sheet of TP after a bowel movement, and cut back to starvation rations of hideously over-priced “organic” food.
Yeah, well we are having a high of 80 in Georgia today. In July.
It’s about weather patterns and right now the pattern is hot in Seattle. Like it was when a record was set in 1941 (as the article says). But I imagine we’ll hear about about carbon footprints and man made climate change.
Seattle liberals are a special breed, and by that I mean the short bus kind of special. No one can combine mind-blowing arrogance with mind-blowing ignorance quite like a Seattle liberal. And they’re very racist in that condescending way of theirs - I’ve seen white Seattle liberals treat their black “friends” the same way they treat their dogs and cats.
Screw the Communist NorthWest let them suffer. It 78 in Bluegrass State today - coolest July ever! Not a day over 90 this month and lovin’ every minute of it! Pass the burbon... hold the ice!
Hey Seattle Libs, believe in global warming, get global warming. Perfiect justice
High of 81 here today at Lake of the Ozarks. It’s supposed to be cool all week.
There’s a reason that sane folks don’t live that close to hell...;)
I was born and raised - and still live a lot - in the Seattle area. Usually we get 1-2 days in the low 90s, half a dozen in the upper 80s, and two dozen in the low 80s. We’re not used to this kind of extended mid-90s (or higher) heat. Remember, it’s NEVER been above 100 - ever.
Thankfully, the temps still drop to 60-65 at night so you can cool the house with fans in the windows.
Not only that, but cherry season is over. Sigh. Not that I stuffed myself silly with Raniers or anything like that, but this is my first year in Wash. I almost went nuts seeing all the cherry stands and orchards full of cherries. And now they’re gone.
That would be considered “cool” compared to the inferno this summer has been in South Texas. Record drought on top it. I long for a nice Colorado vacation right now.
'Twas a good year for cherries.
Meanwhile Chicago has coldest July in 64 years. Go figure...
With all those lakes, rivers and Puget Sound at your doorstep....just jump in for the whole week!
<Almost NO ONE has Air-Conditioning in Seattle.
No kidding. When was looking at apartments online prior to a move there, I kept clicking past the apartments w/o air conditioning. Eventually I realized that none of them had it. Few buildings on campus had air, many buses didn’t have air conditioning, making for some very aromatic buses at the end of a warm day.
After a few days of heat, with no air, you just get tired and demoralized (and I’m from DC, I know from heat and humidity). We weren’t even allowed to get a window unit in our complex since it would ‘ruin the aesthetics’ of the building. Wonderful.
Now I’m in Iowa and I turn the air down to 68. People in hotter states can make fun all they want, but I’d rather freeze with air conditioning and wear a sweater inside than be hot like I was in Seattle with no relief.
This year is full of suprises. Next year I will be prepared for cherry season. I already have my pitter.
<Ive seen white Seattle liberals treat their black friends the same way they treat their dogs and cats.
Interesting statement. I did some research in Seattle with black grad students. Every one of them pointed out that Seattlelites talk a good diversity game, but when you look at their personal lives, they don’t have black friends, don’t live in diverse neighborhoods, aren’t in study groups with blacks, etc. For the most part, these students were not the Gates type of racial activist, seeing racism everywhere. They just noted that the talk did not match the walk in Seattle.
Someone already pointed this out, but I’ll say it again—almost no one has A/C here. Our house doesn’t, we’re about 45 miles south of Seattle. I’m from the South, and I know heat, but I also know A/C. These past few days have been miserable.
I have a very nice fan... but that is all :>)
It was 73 at 4:30 this morning in Burien :>)
I lived in San Antonio for 28 years.
It's 90+ every day EVERY SINGLE DAY from early May thru September.
I assume that A/C is virtually non-existent in homes in San Antonio like in Seattle?
No kidding. I learned yesterday how to make 95 degrees feel comfortable--sit in an un-air-conditioned bus for an hour. It had to be 105 in there. btw, i don't think ANY of the Seattle metro buses have A/C.
You’re missing a crucial point here. In the summer, Seattle has almost zero humidity (well, 10 to 20 per cent). I did check the current humidity, however, and it is higher, almost 60 per cent.
Where I live in Boston, we can easily have 80/80 and 90/90 days. Seattle just doesn’t compare. I was once walking on asphalt in Seattle when the temperature was in the low 90s. It felt like 70 degrees to me.
One of the main effects of air conditioning is to remove moisture from the air. If there isn’t much moisture to remove, the effectiveness of air conditioning is diminished.
You can jump in the rivers or Puget Sound first, considering they never get above 50 degrees!
Fry on the beach, or freeze in the water - Dante's got nothing on us!
Wow, stayed warm! We plunged to a frigid 66 last night in Edmonds. 3 box fans in the windows, I got the house down to 71 degrees this morning before it stabilized.
Oh well, at least we have ONE thing those uppity Texans don't have (besides mountains, lakes, real ocean beaches with tides, snow, and trees): we have basements. Broke out the camping mattresses the last few nights and crashed down in the cool - only 81 down there, at its hottest throughout the day.
83 degrees in seatlle as of 9am PST.
Trust me.....when it’s that hot in Seattle without Air Conditioning...sleeping is almost impossible.
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One of the hottest days I ever spent was in Edmonds, Washington in August. Thought I’d die from the heat. And I’m from L.A.
My kids live in Olympia and the forecast was for 104 today. I am in Aberdeen, should see a chilly 95.
“One of the hottest days I ever spent was in Edmonds, Washington in August. Thought Id die from the heat. And Im from L.A.”
One of the coldest days I remember was in San Antonio TX in December 1989 or 90....and I’ve lived in northern Europe.
Remember, they've only been keeping temperature records for a VERY short time.
1952, look it up.
Aside from the fans in the house I have been taking an Advil PM to help me sleep. 77 degrees when I rolled out of bed this morn at 3:30 am.
Despite the moronic comments from regional bigots like “Screw the Communist NorthWest let them suffer” I would agree that I hear a lot of grousing from the Seattlunatics. Many complain when it’s too cold, too snowy, too rainy, and now too warm. I take it all in stride.
Having grown up in the deep south I learned to throttle back when it would become oppressively hot and not risk heat stroke. I’m sitting in the shade, sipping on iced tea, and working from home so that I can keep the house opened up and air moving through it.
I do worry about the older folks who don’t have the resources to keep comfortable. I hear the Medic 1 trucks more often on days like this.
Keep cool everybody!
<i don’t think ANY of the Seattle metro buses have A/C.
I left at the end of 2006. I thought they had gotten a few new buses with A/C, but of course, none were on my route.
I almost mentioned the lack of humidity, but as I thought about it, I decided that while a ‘dry heat’ was arguably better than the hot humid summers I knew in DC, it was still a pain in the rear when it went on for a week or so at a time. I think the issue is that there is no relief anywhere. You can’t go home and turn on the air, you can’t go from a hot home to a cool office ‘cause in many places there’s no air there either.
“...they had gotten a few new buses with A/C, but of course, none were on my route.”
No doubt those were all assigned to routes in the Rainer Valley. Well, they’d need them.
Today set a record for the highest ever recorded - 105, the highest since 1891. Seattle was first "settled" in 1851, so most of the recorded history here has a temperature record as well.
I saw 111 deg on my dasboard readout going through Seattle on I-5 at about 3:00 Wednesday.
Thursday morning I left for Bellingham.....83 deg when I arrived.
We reached 84 today in Edmonds. Never thought the mid 80s would feel so “cool”! :)
I have an inddor/outdoor thermometer set in my kitchen. It measures also the temp in my backyard, which is where I get a little bit of morning sun.
In the morning, it peaked out at the max, over 120, understandable with the sun on it. But after about 1:30 PM, the sun goes west and it’s no longer directly in it, actually, after about 3 PM my backyard is totally out of the sun.
6:30 PM on Wednesday, it was 94 in my house and still measured 108 degrees in my back yard.
Because of the way my house is laid out and the trees, my bedroom was about 87, still tolerable.
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