If you were watching Facebook last evening, or perhaps got an emergency text on your phone, it had to be scary. But imagine police cars rolling up your county road, blaring on loudspeakers to load family and pets in your vehicle, and get the heck out!
Seattle, the city known for raining all the time, as just broken its all time record for...days without rain. The record was broken on Tuesday the 8th with 52 total days without rain. The previous record of 51 days was set back in 1951 according to news reports...
According to various sources, the air quality in Eastern Washington, North Idaho and Northeast Oregon is among the worst in the entire U.S., due to smoke from those British Columbia fires and others. On the map, yellow is moderate, orange not very good, and red is 'put on a mask and stay indoor…
With the incessant heat dragging on, people are starting to wonder. Ok, living in the Tri-Cities we're used to dry hot weather. But will we break the record for consecutive days at or over 100 degrees?
We all hate the smoke, but love the sunrise and sunset beauty it brings! These were taken last evening from my front porch in West Richland. (Taken without effects or filters on my cheap-o Cannon Power Shot that I really love!)
By way of the Environmental Protection Agency, and the website Washington Smoke Information, here's what it looked like from above when all that smoke from Canada and other Northwest fires rolled in. These photos are time lapse from Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday morning.
The Department of Ecology and Benton Franklin Clean Air have deemed today's weather as "unhealthy" especially for those with any kind of respiratory issues. It also could affect older people and very young children.