Thursday/ tennis weather

Here in Seattle it was a very pleasant 76 °F (24 °C) today, perfect for our social tennis group’s Thursday night at Lower Woodland Park.

Mild weather was not the case for the southwest of the US, though.
There’s a high-pressure heat dome hovering over southern California, Nevada and Arizona— with scorching day temperatures as a consequence:
125 °F (52 °C) for Death Valley, CA,
114 °F (46 °C) for Las Vegas, NV, and
117 °F (47 °C) for Phoenix, AZ.

The white hot sun of our solar system and the Space Needle, seen from my seat on the RapidRide E Line bus today at 6.00 pm. The bus is on 7th Ave North, and about to merge onto northbound State Route 99 that run by the Woodland Park tennis courts.
The yellow chimneys in the first picture are part of a ventilation structure that allows exhaust fumes from traffic in the SR-99 tunnel to escape high above ground. (Fumes that are no longer in the tunnel, but still polluting the atmosphere, of course). The tunnel opened to traffic on Feb. 4, 2019.

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