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Brrring in 2017 by diving into the Three Tree Point Polar Bear Plunge Sunday!

Brrring in 2017 by diving into the Three Tree Point Polar Bear Plunge Sunday!

Here’s a great, fun way to ring in the New Year– this coming Sunday, dive into 2017 at the annual Polar Bear Plunge, starting at Noon in the 3400 block of 172nd SW Streetin Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood…

WEATHER: There’s a chance of SNOW tonight!

WEATHER: There’s a chance of SNOW tonight!

The National Weather Service has issued a ‘Winter Weather Advisory,’ warning residents that there’s a good chance of snow tonight (Friday, Dec. 23) for areas located at least 200 feet... [Read more]

PODCAST: Hoax bomb threat results in lockdown; Jack Mayne on good kids…

PODCAST: Hoax bomb threat results in lockdown; Jack Mayne on good kids…

Here’s episode #79 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

SCHOOLS: Highline Public Schools opening on time; bus stops changed

SCHOOLS: Highline Public Schools opening on time; bus stops changed

Highline Public Schools announced early Friday morning (Dec. 9, 2016) that all schools will open at their regularly scheduled time, with early release as scheduled. However, due to the weather conditions,... [Read more]

Is it snowing yet? Here’s a convenient way to watch the flakes move in…

Is it snowing yet? Here’s a convenient way to watch the flakes move in…

As the second snow of 2016 slowly sneaks up from the south before dropping a few flakes on our area, the easiest way to watch for its progress is right here – from the comfort of your computer or... [Read more]

All Highline Public Schools will be open and start on time this Thursday, Dec. 8

All Highline Public Schools will be open and start on time this Thursday, Dec. 8

All Highline Public Schools will be open and start on time this Thursday, Dec. 8, the district announced Wednesday night. a Some have been concerned about a possible snow storm moving in, but the latest... [Read more]

WEATHER: More snow possible overnight; temps will drop below freezing

WEATHER: More snow possible overnight; temps will drop below freezing

Live Image from Three Tree Point (viewable during daytime only):  Click image to see larger version. The National Weather Service is warning residents that more snowfall is possible overnight, and... [Read more]

PHOTOS/VIDEO: School bus slides off road in Burien during Monday’s snow

PHOTOS/VIDEO: School bus slides off road in Burien during Monday’s snow

UPDATE Dec. 5, 2016 3 p.m.: Courtesy Rory Maliuna Keahi Jaramillo-King comes this video of a school bus sliding off the road as it tried to descend S. 140th in Burien during Monday morning’s snow... [Read more]

WEATHER: Weather Service says good chance of snow; Alaska cancels flights

WEATHER: Weather Service says good chance of snow; Alaska cancels flights

NOTE: Our Puget Sound Weather Geek is currently in Arizona, but we managed to cobble this update together for him: Live Image from Three Tree Point (viewable during daytime only):  Click image to see... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Olympic Mountains show off fresh dusting of snow in view from Burien

PHOTOS: Olympic Mountains show off fresh dusting of snow in view from Burien

Courtesy resident Elston Hill comes these great photos of a fresh dusting of snow on the Olympic Mountains, as photographed from his Burien home on Monday morning, Nov. 28 (click images to see larger versions):  Read More →

PHOTO: Did you see the amazing rainbow over Puget Sound Saturday morning?

PHOTO: Did you see the amazing rainbow over Puget Sound Saturday morning?

Resident Elston Hill captured this great photo of an amazing rainbow seen over Puget Sound from his Burien home on Saturday morning, Nov. 26. “It was so dark at 7:40 a.m. this morning that the last... [Read more]

PODCAST: Diamond theft; taking on the FAA; bad logo; weather & more…

PODCAST: Diamond theft; taking on the FAA; bad logo; weather & more…

Here’s episode #74 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

PODCAST: Gunshots a mystery; new Interim City Manager; Jack Mayne…

PODCAST: Gunshots a mystery; new Interim City Manager; Jack Mayne…

Here’s episode #72 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

WEATHER: If you live near Puget Sound, be ready for possible flooding Saturday

WEATHER: If you live near Puget Sound, be ready for possible flooding Saturday

Photo from a Nov. 2011 storm at Three Tree Point courtesy Randy Schmidt. The potent remnants of Super Typhoon Songda are expected to slam into the region on Saturday afternoon (Oct. 15), and things could... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Rainbow hits area before the storm Friday morning

PHOTOS: Rainbow hits area before the storm Friday morning

As the Typhoon Songda-geddon storm lurks closer and closer, enjoy this beautiful rainbow, photographed by resident Elston Hill Friday morning, Oct. 14 (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):  Read More →

WEBCAMS: Watch this weekend’s first storm from the comfort of your computer

WEBCAMS: Watch this weekend’s first storm from the comfort of your computer

The first storm of the weekend has hit, causing a power outage for around 4,000 in Burien Friday morning, and with conditions worsening it might be a good idea to just hunker down. Fear not, dear Readers,... [Read more]

First weekend storm puts thousands in the dark in Burien Friday morning

First weekend storm puts thousands in the dark in Burien Friday morning

The first damage from this weekend’s first storm put 3,964 customers in the dark in Burien Friday morning, Oct. 14. Seattle City Light reports that it is still investigating the cause of the outage. Puget... [Read more]

VIDEO: Update on this weekend’s storms from the Puget Sound Weather Geek

VIDEO: Update on this weekend’s storms from the Puget Sound Weather Geek

Chris Scragg, our Puget Sound Weather Geek, did a live video on Facebook Thursday night (Oct. 13) with updates about this weekend’s storms – here it is: (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];... [Read more]

UPDATE: All outdoor volunteer events this weekend have been cancelled

UPDATE: All outdoor volunteer events this weekend have been cancelled

From Elissa Ostergaard, Miller-Walker Basin Steward: All outdoor volunteer events this weekend are CANCELLED due to the forecasted storm and high winds.  Here are a couple links showing details – first,... [Read more]

PHOTOS: ‘Alpenglow’ phenomenon spotted from Burien

PHOTOS: ‘Alpenglow’ phenomenon spotted from Burien

Resident Elston Hill sent us these beautiful photos he took from his Burien home, showing an ‘Alpenglow’ on Wednesday morning, Oct. 12. According to Wikipedia, an Alpenglow is: “An optical... [Read more]

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Super Typhoon Songda threatens the Northwest

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Super Typhoon Songda threatens the Northwest

If the transition from summer to fall felt like a comfortable adjustment, then buckle up; because this weekend will make you feel like you stepped into December…in 2006…

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Power outage affects nearly 8,000 Saturday

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Power outage affects nearly 8,000 Saturday

by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Close to 8,000 households lost power Saturday, Oct. 8, as wind gusts trimmed down leafy trees in areas between Three Tree Point and White Center: Seattle City... [Read more]

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Stormy Weather is on the horizon and I’m excited!

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Stormy Weather is on the horizon and I’m excited!

by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek As the meteorologists eye the weather models, I think it’s time to get the raincoats ready – because stormy weather is on the horizon and I’m excited! It... [Read more]

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Why you should prepare for windstorms this winter

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Why you should prepare for windstorms this winter

by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek The Climate Prediction Center came out with an outlook on the El Nino/La Nina climate patterns for this year, and it looks “neither here nor there.”... [Read more]