The weirdest stories on seattletimes.com this week ran the gamut from mythical creatures up for debate to actual creatures out for a stroll. It was also a week of extremes: record heat, record rainfall (thanks, nature!), and what are likely some of the highest Web traffic numbers a year-old Times story has ever gotten (thanks, Facebook!). Read…More
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With temperatures expected to hit the 90s over the next few days, the city of Seattle and King County are offering locations for people to cool down, including libraries, community centers and senior centers. Because many homes in the region do not have air conditioning, King County officials say there is a significantly greater risk of heat-related…More
UPDATE: 5 p.m. | A new reading at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport has the high at 93 degrees now, up from 91 earlier today. ORIGINAL POST | Today’s heat in Seattle reached 91 degrees, breaking a record high for the day of 87 set in 2009. That observation, taken at 4 p.m. at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, could even…More
With a heat wave on the way, you probably already know it’s important to stay hydrated, but did you know that very cold drinks can be harmful in hot weather? The Centers for Disease Control says icy cold beverages should be avoided when it’s super-hot, because they cause stomach cramps. The CDC also suggests avoiding alcohol and sugary…More