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National Weather Service issues Flood Advisory

National Weather Service issues Flood Advisory

The National Weather Service issued a Flood Advisory on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, warning of urban and small stream floods due to snowmelt. “Excessive runoff from rain and melting snow will cause some... [Read more]

WEATHER: Some more snow, then it could be ‘Slushmageddon’

WEATHER: Some more snow, then it could be ‘Slushmageddon’

The National Weather Service says we should receive 1-3 more inches of snow before it warms up and most likely turns to rain later Monday afternoon, Feb. 11: “Snow expected. Total snow accumulations... [Read more]

WEATHER ALERT: More snow & perhaps freezing rain coming next

WEATHER ALERT: More snow & perhaps freezing rain coming next

The National Weather Service issued a ‘Winter Weather Watch’ and ‘Winter Storm Watch’ early Sunday morning, Feb. 10, warning of more snow – perhaps 5-10 inches on Monday – as... [Read more]

‘Winter Storm Watch’ issued; snow will start Fri. afternoon & totals could be 5-8″

‘Winter Storm Watch’ issued; snow will start Fri. afternoon & totals could be 5-8″

The National Weather Service has issued a ‘Winter Storm Watch‘ for the region, warning that a snowstorm will likely start Friday afternoon, Feb. 8, dumping between 5 – 8 inches through Saturday... [Read more]

WEATHER: Are you ready for more? A ‘major snow event’ will start this Friday

WEATHER: Are you ready for more? A ‘major snow event’ will start this Friday

The National Weather Service is warning of a second round of snow, starting this Friday, Feb. 8. While it may be a bit early to predict totals with certainty, UW Meteorologist Cliff Mass said this: “There... [Read more]

WEATHER ALERT: Snow expected locally Sunday night into Monday

WEATHER ALERT: Snow expected locally Sunday night into Monday

The National Weather Service is warning of a colder weather system that will move into our area starting Sunday evening (Feb. 3) and continuing into Monday, with showers transitioning from rain to snow... [Read more]

WEATHER: ‘Special Weather Statement’ issued for possible snow starting Sunday

WEATHER: ‘Special Weather Statement’ issued for possible snow starting Sunday

The National Weather Service issued the following ‘Special Weather Statement‘ on Friday, Feb. 1, warning of “a threat of lowland snow showers across Western Washington Sunday and Monday... [Read more]

WEATHER: National Weather Service issues Wind Advisory

WEATHER: National Weather Service issues Wind Advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for the Puget Sound region, from 10 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 5) through 10 a.m. Sunday (Jan. 6). Expect winds from 20 – 35 mph, with gusts up to 50... [Read more]

National Weather Service issues ‘High Wind Warning’ for Thursday

National Weather Service issues ‘High Wind Warning’ for Thursday

The National Weather Service has issued a ‘High Wind Warning‘ for Thursday, Dec. 20, from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Expect south to southeast winds from 25-40 mph, with gusts up to 60 mph, which of... [Read more]

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]

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]

UPDATE: High Wind Warning issued for Monday, with possible gusts to 65 mph

UPDATE: High Wind Warning issued for Monday, with possible gusts to 65 mph

UPDATE: The National Weather Service issued a upgraded ‘High Wind Warning’ for Monday, Nov. 13, warning that gusts could now reach 65 mph. To put that in perspective, 65 mph is just 10 mph... [Read more]

PHOTOS: More great photos of our strange smoky skies & a weather update

PHOTOS: More great photos of our strange smoky skies & a weather update

From Elston Hill comes more great photos showing our strange smoky skies, courtesy wildfires in British Columbia being pushed our way by a southerly wind. On Thursday morning, Vashon and Blake Island... [Read more]

WEATHER: ‘Excessive Heat Warning’ issued for this week, starting Tuesday

WEATHER: ‘Excessive Heat Warning’ issued for this week, starting Tuesday

The National Weather Service has issued an ‘Excessive Heat Warning,’ starting Tuesday, Aug. 1, and continuing through Friday, Aug. 4. Expect temps to hit the high 90s, with Thursday most... [Read more]

WEATHER: National Weather Service issues Wind Advisory for Friday

WEATHER: National Weather Service issues Wind Advisory for Friday

The National Weather Service issued a Wind Advisory, in effect from 1 a.m. – 10 p.m. on Friday, March 10. Wind is predicted to be from the southwest from 20 – 35 mph, with gusts from 40–50 mph. Batten... [Read more]

WEATHER: Lowland snow possible for region early Tuesday morning

WEATHER: Lowland snow possible for region early Tuesday morning

The National Weather Service says that lowland snow is possible early Tuesday morning (Jan. 10) for southern parts of western Washington, which may affect the morning commute. Specific to our region,... [Read more]

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]

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]

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]