World and Nation

Pleasant weekend to follow pleasant week

This week brought a reprieve from last week’s rain, with clear skies and temperatures in the upper 70°F. Over this weekend, temperatures will become slightly cooler, but the sunny weather should remain.

Elsewhere, flames are wreaking havoc in the forms of wildfires and volcanoes. Severe fires burn in WY, WA, MT, OR, UT, CA, and ID; much of the West experienced a near-record dry summer this year. An eruption began on Thursday on the Acatenango volcano in Guatemala; 33,000 people evacuated as ash clouds burst two miles high. Large quantities of wildfire and volcanic smoke in affected regions have decreased air quality and caused respiratory illnesses.