... would have been more like it!"
We live in the upper left, right between Mt. Vernon and Anacortes. We usually have a good sea breeze from the west to keep us cool. The Cascade Mountains are very high (10,000 feet) and go north and south about 50 - 60 miles inland from us. You can see Mt. Rainier, Mt. St. Helens, Mt Adams, Mt. Baker, and Glacier Peak. Cle Elum, where the big fire is, is east of the mountains - right about where the Y in Yakima River is. It is usually very warm over there in the summer. Irrigation water from the Columbia River makes for outstanding crops of fruits and wheat. Sometimes, like now, the air pressures are such that the prevailing winds come from the east, instead of the west. Then, as the air falls down over the west side of the Cascades, toward us, it warms a lot and we get cooked. 80's here for 3 days - maybe close to 100 down in Portland where they are much farther from the sea.
("There will be a test in three days time." - RG the Perfesser.)