The National Weather Service warned of "unprecedented heat" in northwestern Washington today, with temperatures expected to reach 113 degrees Fahrenheit (45 degrees Celsius). In fact, it is very hot, and as a result, Seattle-based Bungie had to close its doors early.
James Haywood, a Bungie tool engineer, confirmed this on Twitter. “Bungie is closing all things because of the heat,” he wrote. "I guess today is a final job."
Bungie is closing all things because of the heat. I guess today is a final job.June 28, 2021
Seattle is not known for its heat, with the June average temperature over the last decade, it reached a maximum temperature of 22 ° C (72 ° F) and dropped to 12 ° C (54 ° F); this is very moderate in summer. The Washington Post reports that Seattle itself reached "at least" 107F today.
The weather event is so extreme and unexpected that Amazon has turned Seattle's headquarters into a "public cooling center," along with groups of other places as stated in the city of Seattle. These air-conditioned public cooling centers are needed in a city where air conditioning is not usually needed due to the lack of hot weather.
Temperatures are expected to drop tomorrow, with highs of 89, still above average, but hopefully good breath of the merging roads.