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UPDATE: Air quality now considered ‘Unhealthy for everyone’ in region

UPDATE: Air quality now considered ‘Unhealthy for everyone’ in region

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency issued an updated air quality alert on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018 – declaring that the current air is ‘Unhealthy for everyone’ for the entire Puget Sound... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Smoke from wild fires makes for a very red sunset

PHOTOS: Smoke from wild fires makes for a very red sunset

Story & Photos by Elston Hill I was suspicious this morning. The sky looked gray. This evening the sun looked red. Had to be smoke, I thought. I Googled air quality and the air quality was supposedly... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Rain can be very beautiful

PHOTOS: Rain can be very beautiful

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great photos he took Sunday morning (April 15) in his front yard after going for a walk. “Lots to enjoy now that spring is here. Be sure you are one of the many... [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]

PHOTOS: Beautiful Tuesday morning sunrise as seen from Burien

PHOTOS: Beautiful Tuesday morning sunrise as seen from Burien

Did you see the sunrise Tuesday morning (March 13)? It was beautiful! Here are some photos – first, from Marc Milrod (click images to view larger versions/slideshow): And more, courtesy Robbie Howell:  Read More →

PHOTOS & VIDEO: Scenes from a snowy day in Burien

PHOTOS & VIDEO: Scenes from a snowy day in Burien

Are you enjoying the light dusting of snow our area received? Aside from telecommuting to avoid the slick roads, another diversion of course is to look at photos of how nice the B-Town area looks as a... [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: Trail section in Seahurst Park will remain closed due to recent slide

UPDATE: Trail section in Seahurst Park will remain closed due to recent slide

A short section of the trail along the shoreline in southern Seahurst Park will remain closed for several months due to the recent slide, the City announced on Monday, Feb. 5. The slide has compromised... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: Will we see a White Christmas?

WEATHER GEEK: Will we see a White Christmas?

EDITOR’S NOTE: Back for the holidays is Chris Scragg, our former Puget Sound Weather Geek, who is now a student at Arizona State University: By Chris Scragg Hey, Folks! Puget Sound Weather Geek here... [Read more]

PHOTOS: A window on a wonderful sunset

PHOTOS: A window on a wonderful sunset

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great photos showing Thursday night’s (Dec. 14) wonderful sunset (click images to view larger versions/slideshow):  Read More →

PHOTOS: Dramatic fog hides most of Puget Sound Monday morning

PHOTOS: Dramatic fog hides most of Puget Sound Monday morning

Courtesy resident Elston Hill comes these amazing photos showing the fog around our region. “The fog this morning reduced visibility in much of Burien to only a few feet and the Sound was completely... [Read more]

UPDATE: Stage 1 Burn Ban lifted for King County

UPDATE: Stage 1 Burn Ban lifted for King County

UPDATE: The burn ban for King and Snohomish County is lifted, effective at 2 p.m. today, Monday, Dec. 11. The Stage 1 Burn Ban for Greater Pierce County continues. PREVIOUSLY: Due to sustained stagnant... [Read more]

Outage in Burien knocks out power to over 5,600 Monday afternoon

Outage in Burien knocks out power to over 5,600 Monday afternoon

Seattle City Light is reporting that a power outage has knocked out electricity for 5,645 customers in Burien Monday afternoon, Nov. 13 around 4:36 p.m. Crews are investigating the cause but we’re... [Read more]

Over 200 lose power in Burien during Monday morning windstorm

Over 200 lose power in Burien during Monday morning windstorm

Over 200 business and residential customers of Seattle City Light were in the dark after the first round of fierce winds hit the Burien area Monday morning, Nov. 13. City Light says the outage started... [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]

WEATHER: Can you believe it snowed today? Will it snow over the weekend?

WEATHER: Can you believe it snowed today? Will it snow over the weekend?

Story & Photos by Scott Schaefer Can you believe it snowed (and perhaps is still snowing!) today – Friday, Nov. 3 – in the Burien area? Seems a bit early to us old-timers, but according to... [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]

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]