Hot! Hot! Hot!

The last 2 months have been the driest in recorded history in Seattle with 0.18 inches of rain. That is essentially nill.

As I sit here at 8:30 it is 83 degrees and 50% humidity. Not over the top, but definitely sticky. However, this week is supposed to be stupid hot as indicated by the NOAA forecast below. Cliff Mass, the weather expert from UW reported on his blog (link provided to the right) that these hot spells are common, but only lasting a day or two. This one is expected to last about a week. Atypical for sure.

I will be curious to see if PSE sets a new summer peak load effort due to all the people turning on their incredibly inefficient air conditioners powered by CO2 emitting power sources. I recall two summers ago that PSE shut down the power in the buildings to help save everything they could to preserve ‘the grid’ which was on it’s limit. That heat wave was about 3 days long and represented a new phenomenon to NW power production – the summer peak – all due to air conditioners.

Perhaps you’ll find us down at Juanita Beach one of the next few nights.

NWS Seattle, WA
Point Forecast: Kirkland WA
47.68°N 122.22°W (Elev. 16 ft)
Mobile Weather Information | En Español
Last Update: 5:02 pm PDT Jul 26, 2009
Forecast Valid: 9pm PDT Jul 26, 2009-6pm PDT Aug 2, 2009
   
Forecast at a Glance
Tonight

Mostly Clear
Mostly
Clear
Lo 65 °F
Monday

Sunny
SunnyHi 93 °F
Monday
Night

Mostly Clear
Mostly
Clear
Lo 65 °F
Tuesday

Sunny
SunnyHi 94 °F
Tuesday
Night

Clear
ClearLo 67 °F
Wednesday

Hot
HotHi 98 °F
Wednesday
Night

Clear
ClearLo 66 °F
Thursday

Hot
HotHi 96 °F
Thursday
Night

Mostly Clear
Mostly
Clear
Lo 61 °F

Detailed text forecast
Hazardous weather condition(s):

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. North wind between 4 and 7 mph becoming calm.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 93. Calm wind becoming north northwest around 5 mph.

Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 65. North northeast wind between 3 and 8 mph.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 94. Calm wind becoming north northwest around 6 mph.

Tuesday Night: Clear, with a low around 67. North wind between 3 and 6 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 98.

Wednesday Night: Clear, with a low around 66.

Thursday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 96.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 61.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 60.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 59.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.

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