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WEATHER UPDATE: ‘Wind Advisory’ warning issued for Friday

WEATHER UPDATE: ‘Wind Advisory’ warning issued for Friday

UPDATE 12/14/18: The National Weather Service has issued an updated ‘High Wind Watch‘ for the Puget Sound region – including the Burien area – starting around 1 p.m. this Friday, Dec. 14. Experts... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Sunrise at Three Tree Point

PHOTOS: Sunrise at Three Tree Point

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these awesome photos, taken at sunrise on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at Three Tree Point (click images to view larger photos/slideshow):  Read More →

PHOTOS: A Tree Trimmer, Orcas and the Olympics

PHOTOS: A Tree Trimmer, Orcas and the Olympics

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great photos, taken recently and showing our region’s seasonal beauty and natural wonder (click images to view larger versions/slideshow): One hundred feet up in... [Read more]

LETTER: KI7LTQ Joe responds to our recent story about a thunderstorm

LETTER: KI7LTQ Joe responds to our recent story about a thunderstorm

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] This is a response to VIDEO/PHOTO: Did... [Read more]

VIDEO/PHOTO: Did you see/hear the thunderstorm on Tuesday night?

VIDEO/PHOTO: Did you see/hear the thunderstorm on Tuesday night?

Courtesy Normandy Park resident Michael Snyder: Thunderstorm on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018 Quite the storm last night (Tuesday, Nov. 27), knocking power out to over 10,000 people in the immediate area. ***If... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Elston Hill proves that ‘October can be amazing’

PHOTOS: Elston Hill proves that ‘October can be amazing’

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these stunning photos of a foggy morning at sunrise on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, along with Thursday night’s sunset and plants turning colors. “October can be amazing,”... [Read more]

AIR QUALITY: ‘UNHEALTHY’ levels will likely continue through tomorrow

AIR QUALITY: ‘UNHEALTHY’ levels will likely continue through tomorrow

The latest on our smoky skies from the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency: AIR QUALITY ALERT FOR PUGET SOUND REGION DUE TO WILDFIRE SMOKE This is an air quality alert for August 22, 2018, from the Puget Sound... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Smoke softens summer light on frolicking, bathing backyard birds

PHOTOS: Smoke softens summer light on frolicking, bathing backyard birds

Story & Photos by Elston Hill No serious photographer would try to take nature photographs in the middle of a sunny summer day in the open sun and harsh light. Digital cameras can not handle all that... [Read more]

The air is so unhealthy, school sports practices were moved indoors today

The air is so unhealthy, school sports practices were moved indoors today

The air is so smoky and unhealthy today (Monday, Aug. 20), that Highline Public Schools moved all high school athletic practices indoor for the day. Here’s an email sent out by the district: Dear... [Read more]

UPDATE: Air quality now considered ‘Unhealthy for everyone’ in region

UPDATE: Air quality now considered ‘Unhealthy for everyone’ in region

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency issued an updated air quality alert on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018 – declaring that the current air is ‘Unhealthy for everyone’ for the entire Puget Sound... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Smoke from wild fires makes for a very red sunset

PHOTOS: Smoke from wild fires makes for a very red sunset

Story & Photos by Elston Hill I was suspicious this morning. The sky looked gray. This evening the sun looked red. Had to be smoke, I thought. I Googled air quality and the air quality was supposedly... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Rain can be very beautiful

PHOTOS: Rain can be very beautiful

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great photos he took Sunday morning (April 15) in his front yard after going for a walk. “Lots to enjoy now that spring is here. Be sure you are one of the many... [Read more]

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: Wait, didn’t spring start on Tuesday…?

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: Wait, didn’t spring start on Tuesday…?

Wait…didn’t spring officially start at 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday, March 20? Well, we have proof that the Weather Gods think otherwise… First, some video evidence of a squall of hail hitting... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Beautiful Tuesday morning sunrise as seen from Burien

PHOTOS: Beautiful Tuesday morning sunrise as seen from Burien

Did you see the sunrise Tuesday morning (March 13)? It was beautiful! Here are some photos – first, from Marc Milrod (click images to view larger versions/slideshow): And more, courtesy Robbie Howell:  Read More →

PHOTOS & VIDEO: Scenes from a snowy day in Burien

PHOTOS & VIDEO: Scenes from a snowy day in Burien

Are you enjoying the light dusting of snow our area received? Aside from telecommuting to avoid the slick roads, another diversion of course is to look at photos of how nice the B-Town area looks as a... [Read more]

WEATHER ALERT: ‘Coldest temps,’ wind advisory, possible snow in forecast

WEATHER ALERT: ‘Coldest temps,’ wind advisory, possible snow in forecast

The National Weather Service is forecasting for “the coldest temperatures of this winter,” and the possibility of snow starting this Saturday night, Feb. 17. Meteorologist Cliff Mass adds: “We... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Mt. Rainier, Blue Heron & amazing red sunset

PHOTOS: Mt. Rainier, Blue Heron & amazing red sunset

Courtesy Author/Photographer George Matthew Cole comes these great photos that showcase the beauty of our region (click images to view larger versions/slideshow): A view of Mount Rainier from a neighborhood... [Read more]

UPDATE: Trail section in Seahurst Park will remain closed due to recent slide

UPDATE: Trail section in Seahurst Park will remain closed due to recent slide

A short section of the trail along the shoreline in southern Seahurst Park will remain closed for several months due to the recent slide, the City announced on Monday, Feb. 5. The slide has compromised... [Read more]

Small landslide has occurred at Seahurst Park, City says

Small landslide has occurred at Seahurst Park, City says

The City of Burien is reporting that a small landslide has occurred along the southern shoreline of Seahurst Park, just above the trail and beach. As a precaution, the trail and beach south of the Seastar... [Read more]