The Pacific Northwest is slowly but surely transforming into an arid savannah where cockroaches scurry around Starbucks drinkers playing banjo tunes about the latest dust bowl.
To say it's been hot in the Northwest this year would be an understatement. Among areas outside of Seattle, there's even been a call to conserve water. In fact, yesterday's high temperature in Seattle was a sizzling 94°F degrees, breaking the record for most days in a year above 90°F.
Seattle is looking at its warmest July ever recorded. Sea-Tac, the city's airport, has recorded temperatures this year that rival the warmest average monthly temperature ever.
For decades, Seattle's famously dreary climate has drawn writers, stoners and alt-folk musicians like moths to a pungent incense flame. Where will these sensitive souls go once the area becomes as sun-drenched as SoCal?