Smoky air doesn’t dull Seattle’s shine as a tourist stop — yet
SEATTLE -- The skies at high noon are much darker than a normal August day. And from Seattle's Kerry Park, magnificent Mount Rainier is completely obscured by the smoke. As unhealthy air quality continued for yet another day in Western Washington on Wednesday, we wanted to know if it’s affecting the impression that our out-of-town visitors are getting from their smoky experience here. Tourism is, after all, big business in Seattle—contributing billions to the local economy.