storm Section

Another power outage knocks around 3,900 into the dark in Burien Mon. night

Another power outage knocks around 3,900 into the dark in Burien Mon. night

Monday night’s power outage map as of 7:30 p.m. On Monday night around 6:40 p.m., the lights flickered, went out, came back on then poof! out went power – again – to around 3,900 customers from... [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]

City buildings, Seahurst Park closed, classes canceled for Monday, Feb. 11

City buildings, Seahurst Park closed, classes canceled for Monday, Feb. 11

The City of Burien released the following Severe Weather Update for Monday, Feb. 11: Photo taken around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10 from the front door of Burien City Hall. City buildings will be closed... [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]

UPDATE: Snow storm causes power outages in Burien Saturday

UPDATE: Snow storm causes power outages in Burien Saturday

UPDATE Feb. 9, 2019, 1 p.m.: The weekend snow storm knocked out power to thousands of customers in Burien on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. An earlier outage affected a couple hundred homes in Three Tree Point,... [Read more]

UPDATE: City of Burien releases details on its weather response

UPDATE: City of Burien releases details on its weather response

Due to the impending SnowViaDoom™, Burien City Hall, the Burien Community Center, and Moshier Art Center will be closing at 1:30 p.m. today, Friday, Feb. 8. And yes, as of 12:45 p.m.-ish, flakes... [Read more]

Here’s the City of Burien’s snow route plan & map

Here’s the City of Burien’s snow route plan & map

With a major snowstorm (or 2) imminent, it might be helpful to know what the City of Burien’s plan is for snow removal. Here’s a map and more information from the city’s website: When... [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]

PHOTOS: It snowed! How much more will we get, and for how much longer?

PHOTOS: It snowed! How much more will we get, and for how much longer?

It snowed in Burien overnight, and as of 10:45 a.m. it was still coming down lightly – good news if you’re a student who likes ‘Snow Days,’ or you just like to play in the white stuff. Of... [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]

Huge windstorm knocks out power to thousands early Sunday morning

Huge windstorm knocks out power to thousands early Sunday morning

A powerful windstorm – what one local weather chaser called a ‘truly unique tempest’ and classified as a ‘1 in 10 year category’ – slammed the region early Sunday morning,... [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]

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]

UPDATE: Blustery storm knocks out power to thousands, closes SR 509 Wed.

UPDATE: Blustery storm knocks out power to thousands, closes SR 509 Wed.

Photos showing power lines and tree branches down on 1st Ave South near SW 160th Street courtesy Sarah Reay. The first real fall storm – with gusts up to 44 MPH at Sea-Tac Airport – knocked power... [Read more]

PHOTO: Dark thunderstorms creep into area as seen from Burien Thursday

PHOTO: Dark thunderstorms creep into area as seen from Burien Thursday

Courtesy Elston Hill comes this great photo showing dark thunderstorms as they crept into our area on Thursday, May 4. “There were around 2500 lightning strikes from Olympia to the Canadian border,”... [Read more]