>It hit over 100 degrees today in Seattle. We here are not used to these soaring temperatures. Cloud cover and thunder storms are our usual repertoire. Cooling stations have been set up around the city. Air conditioned places like movie houses, malls and hotels are making a killing. You can’t buy a fan or portable AC unit to save your life.
We have been managing pretty well here at chez paisley penguin. A constant temperature of 77 degrees has been achieved with two fans going non stop since Sunday night. Our neighbor leaves her dog at our place during the day so they can stay as cool as possible.
I suppose if we get desperate we can always build a homemade swamp cooler!