UPDATE: Record High Tied For The Day

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7pm UPDATE: According to the loco meteorologists, apparently the record high of 84 degrees was actually tied today at SeaTac Airport!


PREVIOUSLY: According to the patented B-Town Blog Weather Rock®, today’s high temps should be in the 80s.

To break the all-time record, today’s high would have to reach 85, and tomorrow 86.

We know that we can do it!

But the weather gods may need a little help, and that’s why we’re asking all B-Town Blog readers to take a minute, close your eyes, take three slow deep breaths, then, as you exhale the last breath, at the nadir moment where you’re neither inhaling or exhaling, turn your eyes upward and visualize the following:

  • Large bold newspaper headlines that shout: “High Temps Break All-Time Record!”
  • Wacky “on the scene” TV Reporters in colorful shirts and shorts doing over-excited live broadcasts from area beaches
  • The number 85 for today (repeatedly chant “85…85…85…”) and 86 for tomorrow (lather, rinse, repeat)

On another note, please use common sense this weekend, as when that bright orb comes out it’s easy to forget a few obvious “D’oh!” things, like:

  • Although you may get the urge to jump into area lakes, rivers or Puget Sound waters to cool off, it would not be a wise idea. Water temperatures are still quite cold, often in the 30s and 40s. Cold water tends to do bad things to the human body rather quickly…like this little thing called hypothermia, which causes muscles to cramp up from the cold.
  • Also, rivers are running high and swift due to Spring snow melt. Avoid jumping into swift moving, cold water.
  • Drink plenty of water and avoid overexertion.
  • Limit time spent in direct sunlight. Wear a hat. Slather the SPF on children (and yourself).
  • Check up on elderly relatives or neighbors.
  • Protect pets from the dangers of hot weather. Never leave them in a parked car on a hot day!
  • For those planning on taking advantage of the weather by hiking in the mountains, please be aware that there is an avalanche warning in effect for the Olympics and Cascades through Saturday.
  • For more details, visit the northwest weather and avalanche center web site at www.Nwac.US.

Now, get ready to do your visualization exercises and let’s see what we can do!

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