Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Air Quality

Tuesday, December 6, 2011
10:10 A.M.

Queen Anne Hill looking downtown: KIRO7 webcam

This has to be a lightning quick post, but that is ok because there is not much going on weather-wise right now. Take a look at the webcam above looking downtown. Look at all that gross haze! Ugh... I hate that type of weather. 

Thankfully, you can escape this weather if you head up in elevation. It will also be warmer. Yesterday, Paradise, at 6,000 feet on Mt. Rainier, got up to 51 degrees. Meanwhile, Tacoma reached 37 degrees.

Paradise: Mt. Rainier: December 6, 10:00 A.M.

Bottom line: if you want clean, warm air, climb a mountain.

Gotta go! Sorry for the brevity.


  1. I'm glad I live above the haze! The city's a nice place to visit but I wouldn't want to live there. Thanks for keeping us posted. I know the weather has been boring, and will be for a while.

    Mrs. Anonymous

  2. Charlie, the weather today reminds me of winter in Beijing. But Beijing's tendancy toward inversion is much worse. Take today's Seattle weather, and quadruple the smog, and that's what you often get this time of year in Beijing. Lovely, yes?


  3. It's funny that you say that, because Beijing is having absolutely horrible smog right now. Cliff Mass made a point of mentioning this event in the atmospheric sciences class today. When a professor talks about smog halfway around the world in a class that often talks about Pacific Northwest weather, you know it must be bad. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/07/world/asia/beijing-journal-anger-grows-over-air-pollution-in-china.html