Photo credit: Rory Sagner Photography & Fine Art
– Olympia Regional Airport, closest official National Weather Service station to Yelm (16 miles), recorded these +85 degree heat wave temperatures:
July 22 = 88
July 23 = 92
July 24 = 91
July 25 = 93 tied the record high set in 1988
July 26 = 92
July 27 = 88
July 29 = 95
July 30 = 89
July 31 = forecast high 85
Aug. 1 = forecast high 80
Aug. 2 and 3 = forecast highs 69, 72 respectively
Aug. 4 = forecast high 76 for Jazz in the Park.
Last precipitation here was July 7 = .07 inches,
the total rainfall recorded for the entire month of July was one-tenth of the historic average.
June recorded .88 inches, half the historic average.
Total rainfall for June and July combined = .95 inches, an exceptional dry two months!
– “Watch smoke from wildfires in California, Oregon drift to Washington and Idaho”
“Smoke from the Carr Fire and other wildfires in California and Oregon has drifted north to Washington and across Idaho, creating hazy skies across the region. Take precautions if you’re sensitive to air pollution,” by the National Weather Service, July 30, 2018.
– “Here’s when our Puget Sound heatwave will end”
“The heat wave across Western Washington ends later this week, with cooler and cleaner air on the way,” by Rich Marriott, KING-5 TV News, Seattle.
– Siberian wildfire smoke drifts into Washington State
“Smoke from Siberia continues to permeate the air in Washington, along with fires across Washington state and Canada,” by Jennifer King, KING-5 TV News, Seattle.