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WEATHER: Despite Scaled Back Predictions, Still A Chance Of 5-9″ Snow

WEATHER: Despite Scaled Back Predictions, Still A Chance Of 5-9″ Snow

Although the predicted upcoming snowstorm is a tough one to precisely pin down, weather experts are still calling for five to nine inches of snow to fall in the area starting Tuesday night (Jan. 17) and... [Read more]

Highline Schools Will Start 2 Hours Late Today; Kennedy High School Closed

Highline Schools Will Start 2 Hours Late Today; Kennedy High School Closed

Photo courtesy Jeff Simpson. UPDATE Tues. 1/17/12 8 a.m.: Highline Schools will start two hours late today (Tuesday, Jan. 17), and there will be no A.M. Kindergarten, no A.M. ECEAP. and no A.M. Preschool... [Read more]

UPDATE: ‘Winter Storm Watch’ Says Up To 15″ Of Snow Possible Over Next 2 Days

UPDATE: ‘Winter Storm Watch’ Says Up To 15″ Of Snow Possible Over Next 2 Days

The National Weather Service issued a revised ‘Winter Storm Watch’ Monday afternoon, calling for two more rounds of snow – up to 3 inches through Tuesday, and up to 14 inches through Wednesday…

WEATHER UPDATE: Snow May Start As Early As Saturday Morning

WEATHER UPDATE: Snow May Start As Early As Saturday Morning

The National Weather Service has moved up its prediction of weekend snow, now claiming that the white stuff may hit the northwest as early as Saturday morning, some 12-24 hours earlier than its last update. Snow... [Read more]

WEATHER UPDATE: Weather Peeps Predicting 40-50% Chance Of Snow

WEATHER UPDATE: Weather Peeps Predicting 40-50% Chance Of Snow

The National Weather Service released a ‘Special Weather Statement‘ early Friday morning (Jan. 13), warning of a cold front arriving Saturday morning, presenting a 40-50% chance of snow accumulation... [Read more]

WEATHER: ‘S’ Word Being Mentioned For Early Next Week; Here’s The Forecast

WEATHER: ‘S’ Word Being Mentioned For Early Next Week; Here’s The Forecast

Just when you thought your mild B-Town area “winter” was over comes word from the National Weather Service that the ‘S’ word – as in SNOW – may creep back into the forecast... [Read more]

Christmas Storm Brings Large Tree Down Across SW 152nd; Power Outages

Christmas Storm Brings Large Tree Down Across SW 152nd; Power Outages

UPDATE 12/27/11: Seattle City Light is reporting that power has been restored to all Customers affected by Christmas Day’s windstorm by 2:30 a.m. Monday (Dec. 26). Seattle City Light experienced multiple... [Read more]

WEATHER: Batten Down Your Blue Tarps Burien – Wind Advisory Issued

WEATHER: Batten Down Your Blue Tarps Burien – Wind Advisory Issued

The National Weather Service released a ‘Wind Advisory‘ Monday (Nov. 21), warning residents of south winds from 20 – 30 mph with gusts between 45 – 57 mph through Noon Tuesday. So batten... [Read more]

WEATHER: Be Thankful You Own An Umbrella This Week; Flooding Possible

WEATHER: Be Thankful You Own An Umbrella This Week; Flooding Possible

The National Weather Service has issued a ‘Hydrologic Outlook’ statement Monday morning (Nov. 21) warning residents of western Washington of lots of rain, and of course the potential for flooding…

WEATHER: ‘Special Weather Statement’ Mentions The S-Word For Friday

WEATHER: ‘Special Weather Statement’ Mentions The S-Word For Friday

The National Weather Service on Wednesday (Nov. 16) released a “Special Weather Statement” that mentions the “S” word – SNOW – as possibly happening this Friday. They say that... [Read more]

READER PHOTOS: Wild Windstorm Whacks Neighbor’s Canvas Carport

READER PHOTOS: Wild Windstorm Whacks Neighbor’s Canvas Carport

Editor – As I was sitting at my computer and watching the trees in the wind Thursday afternoon, I heard an odd noise coming down the street. It was a neighbor’s canvas carport making a desperate... [Read more]

Wild Windstorm Knocks Power Out In Burien/Normandy Park Neighborhoods

Wild Windstorm Knocks Power Out In Burien/Normandy Park Neighborhoods

Thursday’s powerful windstorm knocked out power to some 2,840 residents in the Burien/Normandy Park neighborhoods. According to Seattle City Light, power went out around 6:30pm and was restored for... [Read more]

ADVISORY: Batten Down Your Blue Tarps Burien, It’s Going To Be Windy

ADVISORY: Batten Down Your Blue Tarps Burien, It’s Going To Be Windy

Batten down your blue tarps Burien – the National Weather Service released a “Wind Advisory” for the Puget Sound area, effective from 10am – 10pm on Thursday, March 10th. The weather wonks... [Read more]

‘Wind Advisory’ Issued; Expect Gusts Up To 50mph Until Around 2pm

‘Wind Advisory’ Issued; Expect Gusts Up To 50mph Until Around 2pm

Batten down the hatches folks – the National Weather Service released a “Wind Advisory” this morning (Wed., March 2) warning that gusts up to around 50mph can be expected to develop across... [Read more]

VIDEO: Time Lapse Of This Week’s Snowstorm At Three Tree Point

VIDEO: Time Lapse Of This Week’s Snowstorm At Three Tree Point

We set up a remote, weatherproof time lapse camera on SW 172nd Street in Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood late Wednesday afternoon (Feb. 23rd), then let it record until late Friday afternoon... [Read more]

WEATHER: Snow Hits Burien Wed. Night, Over 3 Inches Fall Near Sea Level

WEATHER: Snow Hits Burien Wed. Night, Over 3 Inches Fall Near Sea Level

Snow finally fell on the Burien area Wednesday night, and as of midnight, at least three inches were on the ground near sea level in Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood, with large flakes still... [Read more]

WEATHER: Flakes Fall In Burien; ‘Winter Storm Warning’ In Effect Until Thursday

WEATHER: Flakes Fall In Burien; ‘Winter Storm Warning’ In Effect Until Thursday

Around 12:30pm Wednesday (Feb. 23rd) a small snow squall passed through the Burien area, with large flakes falling (and sticking) for 15 or so minutes. Then, just as soon as it appeared, it disappeared.... [Read more]

WEATHER: ‘Snowfall Accumulations…Up To 6 Inches Are Possible’ Starting Wed.

WEATHER: ‘Snowfall Accumulations…Up To 6 Inches Are Possible’ Starting Wed.

Tuesday morning (Feb. 22), the National Weather Service issued a urgent “Winter Storm Watch” for Wednesday through Thursday, saying that “snowfall accumulations of up to 6 inches are... [Read more]

Heavy Rainfall Increases Landslide Chances; New Weather Statement Issued

Heavy Rainfall Increases Landslide Chances; New Weather Statement Issued

Several potent weather systems have produced heavy rainfall and some flooding over the Burien area over the last few days, and the National Weather Service issued a “Special Weather Statement”... [Read more]

All Highline Schools Will Start One Hour Late Today

All Highline Schools Will Start One Hour Late Today

According to the website SchoolReport.org, it appears that all Highline Public Schools will start one hour late today (Wednesday, Jan. 12th). According to the HSD website, a one-hour delay means: …buses... [Read more]

UPDATE: Snow Finally Arrives In Burien. Whoop-Dee-Flippin’ Doo.

UPDATE: Snow Finally Arrives In Burien. Whoop-Dee-Flippin’ Doo.

Screengrab of radar image shows the storm moving in. As of Tuesday night, Jan. 11th at 6pm, light flakes are falling in Burien. Also, it’s snowing a little outside as the once-feared ‘Widespread... [Read more]

Metro Transit Will Be On ‘Snow Watch’ Tuesday Afternoon

Metro Transit Will Be On ‘Snow Watch’ Tuesday Afternoon

Metro Transit announced Monday afternoon (Jan. 10th), that it will be on “Snow Watch” for Tuesday afternoon’s commute (Jan. 11), which they say “could be very different from morning... [Read more]

WEBCAMS: Is It Snowing In Burien Yet? Here’s An Easy Way To Tell

WEBCAMS: Is It Snowing In Burien Yet? Here’s An Easy Way To Tell

Is it snowing in your part of Burien yet? As of 1:30pm on Wednesday, Dec. 29th, it’s just starting at the BTB Home Offices. However, don’t expect much more, if any of the white stuff to stick;... [Read more]

UPDATE: ‘Hit Or Miss’ Lowland Snow Coming As Soon As Tuesday Night

UPDATE: ‘Hit Or Miss’ Lowland Snow Coming As Soon As Tuesday Night

UPDATE 12/27/10: On Monday, Dec. 27th, the National Weather Service released another “Special Weather Statement” alerting us to the possibility of snow this week, starting now as early as Tuesday... [Read more]

VIDEO REPORT: Burien Couple Not ‘In Good Hands’ Over Problem With Allstate

VIDEO REPORT: Burien Couple Not ‘In Good Hands’ Over Problem With Allstate

Dane Johnson & Kathy Justin's home just hours after it slipped from its foundation on Nov. 23, 2010. Photo by Scott Schaefer. Remember the big snow and wind storm of Nov. 23rd, where harsh north... [Read more]

Another Day, Another Storm…And Another Series Of Power Outages

Another Day, Another Storm…And Another Series Of Power Outages

A fierce storm struck the Burien area early Tuesday morning, with sudden, racous thunderstorms, gusts up to 40 – 50mph, and of course, relentless, pounding rain. This all added up to another night without... [Read more]