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WEATHER: Blustery storm knocks out power to over 3,800 in Burien Wed.

WEATHER: Blustery storm knocks out power to over 3,800 in Burien 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]

Weekend rain damages eight rooms at Highline High School

Weekend rain damages eight rooms at Highline High School

After the relatively light rainfall over this last weekend, Highline High School experienced water damage to eight rooms, due to a broken drain and leaky roof, the school announced Monday, Sept. 18. Six... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Might we be done with smoky skies?

PHOTOS: Might we be done with smoky skies?

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great photos showing what may be the last of our smoky sunsets, as well as some other views from around Burien. The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency seems to agree: “For... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Ash from wildfires falls like snow in region, affecting even spider webs

PHOTOS: Ash from wildfires falls like snow in region, affecting even spider webs

On Tuesday (Sept. 5), you most likely noticed some very small white or gray stuff falling from the sky, covering your car and other outdoor items, as well as perhaps making you look like you had a major... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Some recent summer scenes as seen through the eyes of Elston Hill

PHOTOS: Some recent summer scenes as seen through the eyes of Elston Hill

Some recent photographic awesomeness from resident Elston Hill: On Friday (Sept. 1), The Virginia V. – built in 1922 when roads were frequently impassable – cruised past Burien’s shores. This... [Read more]

PHOTO: Wet spiderweb a sign that (gulp) fall is coming…

PHOTO: Wet spiderweb a sign that (gulp) fall is coming…

Courtesy Elston Hill comes this great photo of a wet spiderweb seen on his deck Thursday morning (Aug. 31) – a sure sign that fall is coming (click image to see larger version): But don’t worry... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Smoke slips back into the area, causes red sunset

PHOTOS: Smoke slips back into the area, causes red sunset

Courtesy Elston Hill come these photos of Monday night’s amazing sunset, showing how smoke from wildfires in southwestern Washington have slipped back into our area. The last time we saw red, smoky... [Read more]

‘Laudato Si: A Faithful Response to Climate Change’ with Jeff Renner Sept. 13

‘Laudato Si: A Faithful Response to Climate Change’ with Jeff Renner Sept. 13

Holy Rosary and Our Lady of Guadalupe parishes of West Seattle are co-sponsoring an evening with Jeff Renner called “Laudato Si: A Faithful Response to Climate Change” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept.... [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: Cough cough! Stage 1 Burn Ban in effect until further notice

WEATHER: Cough cough! Stage 1 Burn Ban in effect until further notice

Significant wildfire smoke from British Columbia remains in our region – and is expected through Friday – so the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency is continuing a Stage 1 air quality burn ban for King,... [Read more]

PHOTOS: It’s been a couple of smoky days in Burien lately…

PHOTOS: It’s been a couple of smoky days in Burien lately…

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great photos showing the recent smoky skies in Burien: “I was startled when we got home at 3 p.m. Tuesday. The sky looked yucky. Very hazy and/or dirty. Turns out... [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]

PHOTOS: Green algae is blooming in Puget Sound off the shores of Burien

PHOTOS: Green algae is blooming in Puget Sound off the shores of Burien

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these photos – taken on Monday, July 17 – that show green algae blooms on the surface of Puget Sound off the shores of Burien. “Tides and wind bring it in and out past... [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]

PHOTOS: Great photos of an amazing rainbow seen over Burien Monday

PHOTOS: Great photos of an amazing rainbow seen over Burien Monday

Courtesy Jamie Castillo comes this great photo of a rainbow seen over Burien during a stormy late Monday afternoon, April 10 (click image to see larger version): And courtesy Todd Loiselle comes this... [Read more]

WEATHER: Wind Advisory issued; expect gusts up to 44 mph on Friday

WEATHER: Wind Advisory issued; expect gusts up to 44 mph on Friday

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory until 10 p.m. Friday evening (April 7), and residents are warned to expect winds from 25-35 mph, wth gusts up to 44 mph. “Winds this strong... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Recent storm over ‘The Brothers’ & Orcas in Puget Sound

PHOTOS: Recent storm over ‘The Brothers’ & Orcas in Puget Sound

Courtesy Elston Hill comes more great photos of the beauty of our region as seen from Burien: First, a storm hits ‘The Brothers’ peaks in the Olympic Mountains Saturday morning (click images... [Read more]

PHOTOS: What was that strange, bright shiny object up in the sky Thursday?

PHOTOS: What was that strange, bright shiny object up in the sky Thursday?

Did you see that strange, bright shiny object up in the sky Thursday? Well, courtesy Elston Hill and Aaron Wells come these great photos documenting the setting of that foreign body, which hasn’t... [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]

UPDATE: Peter Western Bridge will be closed for ‘at least six months’

UPDATE: Peter Western Bridge will be closed for ‘at least six months’

As we first reported, the City of Burien closed the Peter Western Bridge on S. 116th Street to all vehicle and pedestrian traffic on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 due to storm-related erosion under the pilings. The... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Due to storm damage, Peter Western Bridge closed until further notice

FOLLOWUP: Due to storm damage, Peter Western Bridge closed until further notice

Photos courtesy City of Burien FOLLOWUP: As we first reported last Friday, Feb. 10, the City of Burien has closed the Peter Western Bridge – located at S. 116th Street, between Military and 24th... [Read more]

City of Burien closes Peter Western Bridge Thursday due to landslide damage

City of Burien closes Peter Western Bridge Thursday due to landslide damage

Photos courtesy City of Burien On Thursday night (Feb. 9), two City of Burien Public Works employees were inspecting the Peter Western Bridge (located at S. 116th St, between Military and 24th Ave S.;... [Read more]

Snow storm causes outages, closes just about everything in region Monday

Snow storm causes outages, closes just about everything in region Monday

Lots of snow has caused numerous power outages in the region, as well as school and other closures on Monday, Feb. 6. Here’s how this storm – which dumped around 5-6 inches of snow – has affected... [Read more]

WEATHER UPDATE: 3-6 inches of snow expected starting around 6 p.m. Sunday

WEATHER UPDATE: 3-6 inches of snow expected starting around 6 p.m. Sunday

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning, and is predicting 3-6 inches of snowfall starting around 6 p.m. Sunday night: …WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING... [Read more]