PHOTO: Forest Fire Smoke Adds Dramatic Effect To Saturday’s Sunset

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Smoke from a forest fire burning in the Olympic National Forest (or perhaps Westport?) added dramatic shapes and colors to Saturday night’s sunset, as evidenced in the photo below submitted by BTB Contributor Gregory Rehmke:

Hot temperatures are increasing the chances of forest fires (today’s high at Sea-Tac, 95, was a record), so if you’re going camping be careful.

This is also a good time to remind folks about the following Heat Advisory issued by the National Weather Service Saturday night, which is in effect until Monday night:

… Heat advisory remains in effect for the greater Puget Sound region and the southwest interior of western Washington until 10 PM PDT Monday…

A heat advisory remains in effect until 10 PM PDT Monday.

* Temperatures: high temperatures will range from the upper 80s to the upper 90s. Nighttime temperatures will vary more. The warmest overnight lows will be in the 60s and will occur in the urban areas of the central and north Puget Sound. In addition… equally warm overnight lows will occur away from the water on the hill tops and ridge tops.

* Impacts: the elderly… children… and people who work outside are especially vulnerable to the effects of heat. If proper precautions are not taken… heat exhaustion or heat stroke are possible. Drink plenty of fluids… stay in an air-conditioned room and check up on relatives and neighbors.

* Children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances… especially during warm or hot weather. Car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. This weather pattern is creating a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids… stay in an air-conditioned room… stay out of the sun… and check up on relatives and neighbors.

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