by Karina Mazhukhina / KOMONews.com The focus is on the border of Canada and Washington state, near Vancouver Island to southern Alberta, near Calgary. The Aurora Borealis light show is in full swing. (Image courtesy of the Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, NASA Johnson Space Center -http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov) Washington State may be beautiful in person, but it’s surely something else from up above. Take a look at these stunning videos of just how mesmerizing the Pacific Northwest is from the International Space Station (ISS). WATCH: The Aurora Borealis light show begins over Canada, then passes southeast into North America, specifically over Vancouver Island and Washington state. Crews continue through the Rocky Mountains, where Denver, Colorado can be easily spotted as a bright cluster of lights. Then, the ISS passes through Dallas, Texas and Houston, Texas, and south of Louisiana before ending in the Caribbean Sea. WATCH: Stunning views of the Milky Way as crews … [Read more...] about NASA videos of Seattle, Milky Way from space
The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued an Air Quality Alert for Western Washington, as wildfire smoke returns to the Puget Sound. Thick smoke from wildfires raging in British Columbia, Canada, and in the eastern portion of the state started to spread into Western Washington on Sunday. The advisory runs through 5 p.m. on Wednesday. High winds and low humidity may contribute to igniting wildfires to start the week, the weather service said on its website. The Environmental Protection Agency has advised that everyone, and particularly people with heart or lung disease, older adults and children, should avoid “prolonged or heavy exertion” and outdoor activities. The agency forecasts its air-quality index, which measures levels of the most harmful particulate matter in the air, to reach 151 in the Seattle area on Monday, well into the unhealthy category by federal standards. The index posted a reading of 76, or “acceptable” as of 2 p.m. … [Read more...] about Smoky air returns to Seattle through at least Wednesday
Uber and Lyft are already in Seattle. But they might be arriving anew, this time with smaller motors and fewer wheels. The two ride-hailing giants are among three companies that each applied for a permit to operate dockless bike shares on Seattle’s streets — which is to say, free-standing bikes that riders can pick up with just a few taps on their phone screens. JUMP (owned by Uber), Motivate (owned by Lyft) and LimeBike (who has been operating here for the last year) are all seeking to operate bike shares in the city over the next year, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) said Friday. As many as 10 bike-share companies had expressed interest in operating in Seattle, as the city was developing the regulations, Joel Miller, SDOT’s bike-share manager said last month. Though the city’s recently passed bike-share regulations allow up to four companies to operate up to 5,000 bikes each, only three applied for permits. … [Read more...] about Uber, Lyft and Lime want to run bike shares in Seattle
The Twitter mailbag finds itself mired in the dog days of August. While the Twitter questions are going strong, some of the answers are just dragging through the zone while others are feeling a little soggy and fatigued. But this the separator between the mailbags that aspire to be great and others that are willing to settle. How do you push through to finish strong? Well, that starts today. This is the time of the season where the thrill of the postseason — usually outside the Seattle area — can help you push through with a surge of adrenaline and a sugar-free Red Bull. Get your questions in by tweeting at @RyanDivish August 12 | August trade options? Is Mitch Haniger the new leadoff hitter? August 5 | Why some solutions for Felix Hernandez aren't so simple June 24 | How badly does Seattle have to play to miss the playoffs at this point? June 17 | Looking at the futures of Nelson Cruz and Jerry Dipoto in Seattle June 10 | Answering the Robinson Cano questions, … [Read more...] about Mariners Sunday mailbag: Really, can Seattle make the playoffs? Edwin Diaz for AL Cy Young?
The starters may get a few more reps when the Seattle Seahawks face the Los Angeles Chargers in their second preseason game on Saturday (7 p.m. PT/10 p.m. ET, KPTV-12, FOX). Fans out of market can watch the game on nflgamepass.com. You can download your free seven-day trial here. The Seahawks No. 1 offense looked very in the preseason opener against the Indianapolis Colts Aug. 9. Behind quarterback Russell Wilson, the Seahawks went on a 12-play, 75-yard touchdown drive on their opening series. Wilson, who completed 4-of-5 passes for 43 yards on the drive, looked in midseason form in the 19-17 loss. The Seahawks will likely receive a stiffer test against the Chargers defense, which is far better than the Colts. The starting offensive line will be tested by Chargers defensive ends Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram, who combined for 23 sacks in 2017. The Chargers are coming off a 24-17 loss to the Arizona Cardinals in their preseason opener. Quarterback Philip … [Read more...] about Seattle Seahawks vs Los Angeles Chargers: Live updates, score, TV channel, how to watch live stream online