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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]

VIDEOS: Ice skater on frozen Lake Burien Friday morning

VIDEOS: Ice skater on frozen Lake Burien Friday morning

Courtesy Daniel McTernan comes these videos shot Friday morning, Jan. 13, 2017, showing someone ice skating on a frozen Lake Burien: (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; ... [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]

PHOTOS: City snow plow truck ends up in ditch from New Year’s snow

PHOTOS: City snow plow truck ends up in ditch from New Year’s snow

On Sunday morning (Jan. 1, 2017) at around 10 a.m., a City of Burien snow plow truck slid into a ditch near the intersection of SW 130th Street and 8th Ave SW (map below). Between 3-6 inches of snow... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Snow turns area into New Year’s Winter Wonderland

PHOTOS: Snow turns area into New Year’s Winter Wonderland

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these photos of the overnight snow that hit the Burien area, and to which most of us awoke to on New Year’s Day 2017 (click images to see larger versions/slideshow): If... [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]

High winds knock scaffolding down at Pillar Properties construction site

High winds knock scaffolding down at Pillar Properties construction site

Courtesy Toby Frey at Best Vacuum Of Burien comes these photos, showing fallen scaffolding – likely caused by high winds – at the Pillar Properties construction site near Burien Town Square on Tuesday... [Read more]

SCHOOLS: Highline Public Schools opening on time; bus stops changed

SCHOOLS: Highline Public Schools opening on time; bus stops changed

Highline Public Schools announced early Friday morning (Dec. 9, 2016) that all schools will open at their regularly scheduled time, with early release as scheduled. However, due to the weather conditions,... [Read more]

Is it snowing yet? Here’s a convenient way to watch the flakes move in…

Is it snowing yet? Here’s a convenient way to watch the flakes move in…

As the second snow of 2016 slowly sneaks up from the south before dropping a few flakes on our area, the easiest way to watch for its progress is right here – from the comfort of your computer or... [Read more]