Seattle doesn't get hot, but it gets warm. Most apartments (including mine) don't have air conditioning so I have to leave my windows and balcony door open. There is only one problem with that. I live next to a fire station. Sometimes when the PA goes off it echoes in and it sounds like the dispatcher is in my apartment. It isn't so bad at night because they are more conscientious and I am a heavy sleeper. It's just annoying. On the plus side, they bbq a lot and my apartment smells great.
However, during the day, one of the fireman likes to practice his bagpipes. So not kidding. I live in a strange, strange place.