It’s official. Today is Seattle’s hottest day on record. At 2:53 p.m. the Sea-Tac weather station hit the 101 degree mark, breaking the previous record of 100 degrees. An hour later the mercury was still climbing and the temperature was 102 degrees. We’ll see what where we top out. According to Wunderground.com, the 98107 zip is a steamy 104.5 degrees and the 98117 zip is currently at 102.2 degrees. A dip in Puget Sound sounds nice right about now!
Metro is warning that the afternoon bus ride home might not be pleasant. Only about 30 percent of buses have air conditioning. No a/c on a crowded bus really does sound miserable. Metro is advising that you take a later bus when fewer people are riding and the temperature drops.