Reader John Simmins Comes to Seattle…

…and captures this stunning shot of our gorgeous skyline:

My view of Seattle

The bluest skies you’ve ever seen are in Seattle!

  • B.E. Ward

    Did you hear the heavenly choirs rejoicing yesterday when the sun came out for a little while?

    For those not familiar with the area, this fog stuff is really rare. At least lasting for over a week like it has. There’s a big high pressure bubble over us, which means placid weather and no wind. The problem is the atmosphere is cool and moist, and there’s a temperature inversion aloft that keeps the air mass especially still.. a big-time fog recipe.. but there’s not enough solar energy in the fall to burn it off. We got lucky yesterday when the inversion weakened a bit.

    Your CAEI Pacific Northwest weather update.

    • Roki

      True. Fog is soooo San Francisco. We’re more a mist-and-drizzle kind of town.

    • Barbara

      So you mean to say that even though it’s sunny, we’re still screwed. That’s nice.

      • B.E. Ward

        Don’t worry, it’ll get better.

        At the end of June.

  • John Simmins

    I’m told that on a clear day, you can see the clouds obscuring the mountains.

  • Dave

    Don’t fall for it, John! I used to live in Seattle, and you usually get far less visibility than that.

  • Roki

    I recognize that view – taken from Queen Anne, right?

  • Jason Hall

    For people who were raised in Seattle and have never left, is the concept of a “blue sky” kinda like the Trinity, a mystery and an article of faith which cannot be verified by reason alone or empirical observation?

  • Mary Alice

    Thanks for the earworm, Mark.

  • Ronald King

    I drove out of that yesterday to the east and had to put on shades. Forecast calls for sun the rest of the week.

  • TopRahamic

    Same thing’s been happening in southern Oregon.

    I smell a cataclysm comin’ on, and I ain’t even joking.


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