Wednesday, August 2

Hi Seattle and Portland!

I'd lecture the Masters of the Universe who reside in those cities about hyperfocus on greenhouse gas emissions, which has led them to lack of preparedness for dealing with simple stuff such as cyclic changes in weather patterns. But one can't explain anything to people who already know it all.

(From The Daily Mail, more or less)
National Weather Service predicts record temperatures in the Pacific northwest! 
Sweltering in Seattle, Washington! Seattle warned to expect highs of around 104 degrees! City where only a THIRD of homes have air conditioning braces for a dangerous heat wave! 
"This is not a town that was built on air-conditioning," said a local meteorologist. 
MEANWHILE! Temperatures as high as 107 degrees are expected to hit city of Portland, Oregon!
(From USA Today:)
... "The current heat wave in the Northwest may end up being the most notable event of the entire summer for the U.S.," according to AccuWeather meteorologist Elliot Abrams.

The intense heat will threaten human health, potentially cause power blackouts and exacerbate the spread of wildfires.

Portland will likely flirt with its all-time record high temperature of 107 degrees on Wednesday, AccuWeather said.

If the city hits 108 degrees, it would be the hottest day in Portland since records began in January 1874, during the Grant Administration about 52,000 days ago.

The Weather Channel is forecasting a high of 109 degrees Thursday in Portland.


Excessive heat warnings are in effect in Seattle and Portland from Tuesday afternoon through Friday. The heat will create "a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are possible," the National Weather Service said.

"Widespread record highs are expected Wednesday and Thursday," the weather service in Seattle predicted, noting that normally mild Seattle could see a high of almost 100 degrees on Thursday. If it hit 100, it would be only the city's 4th 100-degree temperature on record.

Seattle-based meteorologist Cliff Mass called these forecasts "crazy warm" on his blog.

According to the weather service, "there could be some air quality concerns, which can occur with very hot weather as ozone and other pollutants increase."

What often makes the heat more intolerable in cities such as Portland and Seattle is the lack of air conditioning.


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