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2021 record heat event

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[2021-06-25]–[2021-07-04]

It's fucking hot in Seattle and Cascadia Bioregion generally. From [2021-06-26] Area Forecast Discussion:

.SHORT TERM TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY…All of our 6 official climate spots broke or tied their daily records today. Notably, Sea-Tac set a new high of 102 which is the 2nd warmest temperature on record (after 103 on 7/29/2009). Not even the San Juans escaped the heat as areas inland and away from the water also reached the 90s. San Juan county has now been included in the Excessive Heat Warning (with the rest of western WA) which goes until Monday evening. More heat and triple digits expected Sunday and Monday, even warmer that today. 33

Previous discussion…Record breaking temperatures have been recorded across western Washington this afternoon, yet it is still early on in the heat event. With Sea-Tac recording 99 degrees, it becomes the hottest June day on record, but the next two days look to once again break those records and then likely breaking into all time record territory. Relief from the hot temperatures are certainly not likely overnight in terms of the overnight lows over the next two days either, as record high low temperatures in the 70s are expected. Coastal locations are also going to be hot, but likely peaking on Sunday as the thermal trough along the coast is going to go through the area on Monday and help initiate some cooling onshore flow. Monday will likely be the hottest day for the interior as that thermal trough sets up more over the I-5 corridor. It is quite unbelievable to have 108-110 in the forecast for Monday in and around SeaTac, but that is a testament to the strength of this ridge. Furthermore, it is exceedingly difficult to forecast the nuances for an event such as this one for which there is no good analog or comparison for in recent climatological recollection.

The excessive heat warning remains in effect for western Washington. Those without access to proper cooling and hydration will remain most at risk for heat illness and related complications through the weekend and into early next week. Check with local municipalities and county authorities for information on cooling centers for those without air conditioning. Here are some additional tips for staying safe in the heat:

-Avoid strenuous activity and limit time outdoors, especially in the peak heating of the day. Without overnight relief from the heat, a general time frame to avoid the outdoors is between 9am- 6pm.

-Make sure to stay hydrated and to drink enough water before feeling thirsty.

-Check on family, friends, neighbors, and those who do not have access to proper cooling.

.LONG TERM WEDNESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY…Model guidance is indicating an upper level low traversing northward from the CA coast by Tuesday and Wednesday, but at this point looks to remain offshore. At best, it will begin to initiate some onshore flow and bring the temperatures down. Cooling is a relative term coming out of an unprecedented heat wave, as the temperatures will still be much above normal for this time of year in the upper 80s.

real Climate Change grief hours here, but at least we have portable AC and cold drinks. bedtime sucks though.

It's 120F in the parts of eastern Washington I ended up in during my 2021 Metris Camper Trip. :( I just hope there aren't wildfires.