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Friday, July 31, 2015

Sailing into the record books at Shilshole

As the Seattle Urban Sketchers Ad Hoc outing began this morning, Seattle had already broken two incredible all-time records:  the highest number of 90-degree days in a year yesterday. Ten! And we are likely to tack on at least one more today, with a high of 91°F in the forecast, and the heat advisory has been extended into Sunday. It’s not only been hot, though, it’s also been extremely dry.

At 10:00 am this morning our situation was not yet so extreme. At Shilshole Bay Marina we found shady spots and cool breezes as we met near the water near the Leif Ericson monument. Unofficially, we reached approximately 83°F by the time we shared our sketches at 12:30.
A few urban sketchers enjoying a perfect summer morning at Shilshole Marina. Sketches by Michele Cooper
Blue Skies and Breezes - Looking across the Marina to the Sunset West Condominiums - Michele Cooper
A few more sketches came in after this shot.
USk Seattle Sketchers Ad Hoc outing at Leif Ericson Monument, Shilshole. A few others are missing from the photo.
Update: On my way home this afternoon, the outside temperature on my car dashboard read 91°F and 93°F as I drove north on I-5 through a few of our little micro-climates. It was at least that high for a while at home in Marysville while I ran errands this afternoon. Sketchers who live in Seattle might want to report how it went for them this afternoon.

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