Welcome to the site, Scott, and I hope the turkey turned out well! The rule I've always heard is 15 minutes per pound at 325 degrees.
A burn ban in the Seattle area? That seems really weird given the climate out there!
Thanks SC, been while since I posted, so I had to renew my login.
As it turned out the burn ban was lifted Wednesday night, and was still clear Thursday, so I was able to give the bird its due: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... 6cbf44e541
(links work for everyone, not just Facebook users...)
As for the burn Ban in WA-- we get them mostly due to air quality-- I live in Puget Sound (Seattle and thereabouts) which is nestled between two mountain ranges (Cascades and Olympics), so smoke and other airborne stuff can get backed up in our area until a storm comes through and blows it out. We have a high concentrations of metro areas, and the area around is heavy forest and valleys, with many folks relying on wood fire for heat/cooking-- so it's balance between the two when it comes to it. Just over the mountains, we've got Eastern Washington which is more arid and a different set of problems
We're "known" for our rain (Hawai'i and other places actually get more), but it's the cloud cover that give us our character-- for better or worse. surprisingly, we have been getting some significant droughts (although not as bad as TX), over the last 2 decades, and then burn ban is also for stopping wild fires.