The National Weather Service has Seattle under an EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH this weekend:
…EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED AN EXCESSIVE
HEAT WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH
* TIMING…THE WEEKEND WILL BE QUITE WARM. HIGH TEMPERATURES NEAR
90 WILL CONTINUE AFTER THE WEEKEND AS WELL…POSSIBLY UNTIL AT
LEAST MID WEEK.
* TEMPERATURE…HIGHS ON BOTH SATURDAY AND SUNDAY WILL BE IN THE
UPPER 80S TO LOW 90S. OVERNIGHT LOWS WILL LIKELY NOT FALL MUCH
BELOW 65 DEGREES.
CHS is issuing a HOT BABY ALERT. The best protection against HBAs are the various sprayparks and wading pools in the area. They’re open!
- Volunteer Park wading pool through 9/1, 11a-8p, Daily
- Cal Anderson Park wading pool through 8/17, 12p-6:45p on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
- Miller Community Center spray park through 9/1, 11a-8p, Daily
As an element of the City’s water conservation effort, we’re encouraging people to use public wading pools and sprayparks rather than fill their home “kiddy pools” or run backyard sprinklers. In accordance with state law, we fill, chlorinate, supervise, and empty each wading pool every day, which requires a substantial amount of water. With a bit of analysis, we learned that filling home wading pools uses more water than a public community wading pool. For example, if 50 families used the East Queen Anne wading pool at 160 Howe St., rather than filling their home wading pools, the water saved would equal that needed to fill the public wading pool, which would serve a lot more than 50 kids!