Weather Section

PHOTO: ‘A long arm reached down from the skies and stirred the sea…’

PHOTO: ‘A long arm reached down from the skies and stirred the sea…’

BTB Reader Dory Hamlyn sent us the following amazing photo, taken during Tuesday’s deluge (June 25), looking southwest from above Three Tree Point (click image to see larger version): “We... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Did you see the intense – and rare – ‘Sundog’ Saturday?

PHOTOS: Did you see the intense – and rare – ‘Sundog’ Saturday?

It’s either a sure sign of the apocalypse or that sunlight is simply refracting through ice crystals in high clouds – either way ol’ Sol put on quite a show with a ‘Sundog’ (or... [Read more]

Too hot for ya? City turns on water fountains at Town Square Park

Too hot for ya? City turns on water fountains at Town Square Park

After Monday’s record-setting 86 degree high tied the area with Phoenix as the hottest in the nation, the City of Burien on Tuesday decided to turn on the water fountains at Town Square Park. Temps... [Read more]

Put Those Matches Down, Buddy – Stage 1 Burn Ban Re-Issued for King County

Put Those Matches Down, Buddy – Stage 1 Burn Ban Re-Issued for King County

Due to continuing cold weather and rising air pollution, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has re-issued a Stage 1 burn ban for King County, effective at 4 p.m. today – Friday, Jan. 18, 2013. A Stage... [Read more]

Burn Ban Lifted for King County

Burn Ban Lifted for King County

The Stage 1 burn ban that was in effect in King County has been lifted, according to the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency. “The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency is lifting the air quality burn ban in King... [Read more]

Cold Weather Forces City Light to Cancel Ambaum Power Outage…Again

Cold Weather Forces City Light to Cancel Ambaum Power Outage…Again

Seattle City Light announced Tuesday (Jan. 15) that it will be cancelling a planned outage that was re-scheduled for Ambaum Blvd. customers this Wednesday, Jan. 16. This will be the second planned outage... [Read more]

Stage 2 Burn Ban Issued, in Effect ‘Until Further Notice’

Stage 2 Burn Ban Issued, in Effect ‘Until Further Notice’

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has issued a Stage 2 burn ban for King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties, “to protect residents from worsening air quality,” according to a statement. The ban... [Read more]

WEATHER: National Weather Service Issues Statement with ‘S’ Word In It

WEATHER: National Weather Service Issues Statement with ‘S’ Word In It

The National Weather Service issued a new ‘Special Weather Statement‘ Wednesday afternoon (Jan. 9), warning of “much colder temperatures and a chance of spotty lowland snow” through... [Read more]

WEATHER: Batten Down Your Docks B-Town, ‘Wind Advisory’ Issued

WEATHER: Batten Down Your Docks B-Town, ‘Wind Advisory’ Issued

If you haven’t already, now would be a good time to batten down your marina docks, as the National Weather Service issued a ‘Wind Advisory‘ this afternoon, warning of sustained winds... [Read more]

Dock Washes Up on Burien Beach; Photog Asks ‘Could it be Tsunami Debris?’

Dock Washes Up on Burien Beach; Photog Asks ‘Could it be Tsunami Debris?’

UPDATE 1/8/13: We inspected the dock and took more pics – read our updated post here! BTB Reader Terry Haigh sent us this photo of a dock that washed up on the waterfront on SW 172nd in Burien’s... [Read more]

WEATHER: Did It Snow Where You Are? Here are Some Webcam Views of Area

WEATHER: Did It Snow Where You Are? Here are Some Webcam Views of Area

No snow to speak of at the South King Media home headquarters – near sea level – and no word yet of any school closures or delays in the area, so it looks like Snowmageddon ’12 will not happen... [Read more]

WEATHER: Ah Geez, Now the ‘S’ Word Creeps Back into the Forecast for Tonight

WEATHER: Ah Geez, Now the ‘S’ Word Creeps Back into the Forecast for Tonight

We swear we’re not the ones messing with your minds when it comes to the “S” word in the weather forecast – it’s the National Weather Service that keeps changing their minds –... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Some Scenes from Monday’s Devastating Windstorm

PHOTOS: Some Scenes from Monday’s Devastating Windstorm

As light illuminated the Burien area, it became obvious that Monday morning’s strong windstorm caused a lot of damage to the south end. Power is out for many, Comcast was out for us (but is back... [Read more]

WEATHER UPDATE: Wind Advisory Issued; Expect Gusts Up to 55 MPH

WEATHER UPDATE: Wind Advisory Issued; Expect Gusts Up to 55 MPH

The National Weather Service issued a “Wind Advisory” Sunday afternoon (Dec. 16), warning of strong winds, with gusts up to 55 MPH, through Monday afternoon. But sadly, the Weather Peeps have... [Read more]

WEATHER: Storm Coming Sun./Mon.; ‘S’ Word Mentioned for Monday Night

WEATHER: Storm Coming Sun./Mon.; ‘S’ Word Mentioned for Monday Night

The National Weather Service issued a “Special Weather Statement” early Saturday morning (Dec. 15), warning of a “strong Pacific storm” moving in late Sunday through Monday, and... [Read more]

WEATHER: LOTS of Rain, Wind and Flooding Expected this Week

WEATHER: LOTS of Rain, Wind and Flooding Expected this Week

Remember just a few months ago when everyone was getting concerned because it hadn’t really rained in 80 days? Doncha miss those days? Well, as we’re sure you’re already well aware, the... [Read more]

Burien Humorist Shawn Underwood Helping Hurricane Sandy Victims

Burien Humorist Shawn Underwood Helping Hurricane Sandy Victims

When BTB Contributor Shawn Underwood isn’t writing humor (see B-Town Undercover or her book “Mommy Are We French Yet?“), she volunteers for the American Red Cross. Most recently she’s... [Read more]

Are You Ready for Some Rain? Some Wind? Weather Changing This Weekend

Are You Ready for Some Rain? Some Wind? Weather Changing This Weekend

The National Weather Service issued a “Special Weather Statement” Thursday morning (Oct. 11), warning Puget Sound area residents that a serious change of weather is a-movin’ in, disrupting... [Read more]

Keep Cool with Sprinklers at Chelsea & Lake Burien School Parks Today

Keep Cool with Sprinklers at Chelsea & Lake Burien School Parks Today

While National Weather Service on Friday downgraded its “Excessive Heat Warning” to just a Heat Advisory, it’s still feeling pretty toasty out there, so our friends at Burien Parks will... [Read more]

WEATHER: ‘Excessive Heat Warning’ Continues; Red Cross Offers Tips

WEATHER: ‘Excessive Heat Warning’ Continues; Red Cross Offers Tips

With temps predicted to be in the 90s today and tomorrow, the National Weather Service continues its “Excessive Heat Warning” through 11 p.m. Friday evening, Aug. 17. “The combination... [Read more]

Here Are Ways to Stay Cool in Burien During this Week’s Blistering Heat Wave

Here Are Ways to Stay Cool in Burien During this Week’s Blistering Heat Wave

With temps predicted to be in the 90s over the next two days, here are tips on ways to stay cool in the Burien area…

UPDATE: Weather Peeps Upgrade Alert to ‘Excessive Heat Warning’

UPDATE: Weather Peeps Upgrade Alert to ‘Excessive Heat Warning’

The National Weather Service on Wednesday afternoon (Aug. 15) downgraded its ‘Excessive Heat Watch’ to a mild ‘Excessive Heat Warning,’ in effect from Noon Thursday (Aug. 16) through 11 p.m. Friday (Aug. 17)…

WEATHER: ‘Excessive Heat Watch’ Warning Issued for Thursday-Friday

WEATHER: ‘Excessive Heat Watch’ Warning Issued for Thursday-Friday

The National Weather Service on Tuesday afternoon (Aug. 14) issued an ‘Excessive Heat Watch‘ alert for this Thursday (Aug. 16) and Friday (Aug. 17), warning residents that a “prolonged... [Read more]

WEATHER: National Weather Service Issues ‘Heat Advisory’ for this Weekend

WEATHER: National Weather Service Issues ‘Heat Advisory’ for this Weekend

You know that summer has finally really hit when the National Weather Service issues a ‘Heat Advisory,’ so enjoy your hot weekend, but be careful. Temps are predicted to climb into the upper... [Read more]

Fire Marshal Calls for County-wide Burn Ban; In Effect until Sept. 1

Fire Marshal Calls for County-wide Burn Ban; In Effect until Sept. 1

A county-wide burn ban was declared Tuesday (July 17) by the King County Fire Marshal in conjunction with Kitsap, Pierce, Snohomish and Thurston counties. This ban was prompted by forecasts calling for... [Read more]

WEATHER: Traces of Snow around, but NO school closures Tuesday

WEATHER: Traces of Snow around, but NO school closures Tuesday

There’s some snow on the ground in the B-Town area Tuesday morning, but sorry kids – it’s not enough to close or delay schools. The National Weather Service issued a Special Weather Statement... [Read more]