I haven't been out of the state or on vacation for over 10 yrs. now and I've never been to Washington. But I think you have cloudy/raining times in Washington. I didn't realize you get stagnant air being by the ocean, but I suppose that is why you get the clouds too? Warm moist air rising off the water holding down cold air, is that it ??
Anyways, hope that stagnant air is gone now. Thanks for commenting.
You got the reason for the stagnant air exactly right. Thank God that finally ended yesterday, although this old body is still suffering the effects to a greater extent than I like.
Unfortunately, the ocean is roughly 100 miles west of here. Here is roughly 20 miles north and 20 miles west (across Puget Sound) of Seattle.