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Giant Oak chases down, nearly hits Seahurst Musician David Templeton

Giant Oak chases down, nearly hits Seahurst Musician David Templeton

On Saturday Seahurst Musician David Templeton found out first-hand – if a tree falls in the forest and you’re there to outrun it, does anyone hear it? Here’s David’s story in his own... [Read more]

WEATHER: Follow Saturday’s major windstorm via resident’s live stream

WEATHER: Follow Saturday’s major windstorm via resident’s live stream

As he did back on Sept. 29, Burien photographer and weather enthusiast Chris Scragg is live-streaming today’s major windstorm, which you can watch below: Live streaming video by Ustream Chris lives... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Windstorm grounds sailboat on beach at Burien’s Three Tree Point

PHOTOS: Windstorm grounds sailboat on beach at Burien’s Three Tree Point

UPDATE 11/3/13: The sailboat that was grounded during Saturday’s intense windstorm didn’t fare too well – especially at high tide when it was battered against a cabana – as evidenced by... [Read more]

WEATHER: Follow the major windstorm via resident’s live stream

WEATHER: Follow the major windstorm via resident’s live stream

Burien photographer and weather enthusiast Chris Scragg will be live-streaming information about Sunday night’s major windstorm, which is expected to have gusts of 44mph, perhaps even as high as... [Read more]

PHOTO: Broken electrical wire at Ambaum and 150th

PHOTO: Broken electrical wire at Ambaum and 150th

Dave Rice Tweeted the following photo of a broken electrical wire at Ambaum and 150th in Burien during Saturday afternoon’s powerful storm (click image to see larger version): Broken electric wire,... [Read more]

UPDATE: Des Moines Farmers Market CLOSED today due to bad weather

UPDATE: Des Moines Farmers Market CLOSED today due to bad weather

We just received word from Wayne Corey that the Des Moines Farmers Market is CLOSED today, “due to lightning strikes and severe wind.” The market, which usually runs Saturdays from 10 a.m.... [Read more]

WEATHER: Expect non-stop rain, gusts up to 37mph this weekend

WEATHER: Expect non-stop rain, gusts up to 37mph this weekend

The National Weather Service has issued two warnings – a Wind Advisory and a Flood Watch – for this weekend. The weather peeps say to expect gusts up to 37 mph both Saturday and Sunday. The weather... [Read more]

WEATHER: ‘Securing loose items like . . . patio furniture recommended’

WEATHER: ‘Securing loose items like . . . patio furniture recommended’

The National Weather Service has issued a Special Weather Statement warning of a “vigorous” low pressure system that will bring showers and scattered thunderstorms to the area on Sunday, Sept.... [Read more]

‘Big’ sinkhole has formed on S. 96th Street and 8th Ave S. in South Park

‘Big’ sinkhole has formed on S. 96th Street and 8th Ave S. in South Park

Reports that a ‘big’ sinkhole has formed on S. 96th Street near 8th Ave S. (map below) in unincorporated King County near the South Park neighborhood are coming in Friday morning (Sept. 6). No... [Read more]

WEATHER: National Weather Service issues ‘Flood Watch’ warning

WEATHER: National Weather Service issues ‘Flood Watch’ warning

Photo by Gregory Rehmke of a rain storm on Lake Burien on July 25, 2009. The National Weather Service issued a ‘Flood Watch’ for Thursday afternoon (Sept. 5) through Friday, predicting rain... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Amazing pics of Friday night’s lightning storm off Three Tree Point

PHOTOS: Amazing pics of Friday night’s lightning storm off Three Tree Point

BTB Reader Randy Schmidt took these amazing photos of Friday night’s lightning storm around 1 a.m. off Burien’s Three Tree Point (click image to see larger version): And here’s... [Read more]

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]