Weather Section

WEATHER: ‘Snow likely’ to start Thursday night

WEATHER: ‘Snow likely’ to start Thursday night

The National Weather Service is predicting that snow is “likely” starting Thursday night, Dec. 19, with accumulation of “less than one inch possible.” Sadly though, it will likely... [Read more]

WEATHER: ‘Light snow’ expected tonight, turning to rain/snow mix Tues.

WEATHER: ‘Light snow’ expected tonight, turning to rain/snow mix Tues.

The National Weather Service issued a ‘Winter Weather Advisory‘ Monday afternoon (Dec. 9), warning of snow in the forecast until Noon Tuesday, Dec. 10. “Light snow will fall over most... [Read more]

WEATHER: National Weather Service warning of light snow starting Monday

WEATHER: National Weather Service warning of light snow starting Monday

The National Weather Service issued a ‘Special Weather Statement‘ warning of light snow spreading inland from the coast on Monday, with accumulations less than an inch, then changing to rain... [Read more]

City of Burien says it has ‘new tools to help keep roads clear in the event of snow’

City of Burien says it has ‘new tools to help keep roads clear in the event of snow’

The City of Burien announced in its monthly newsletter that its Public Works roads crew “has some new tools to help keep roads clear in the event of snow…”

WEATHER: ‘Special Weather Statement’ issued, warning of unusually cold weather

WEATHER: ‘Special Weather Statement’ issued, warning of unusually cold weather

The National Weather Service on Monday issued a ‘Special Weather Statement‘ warning of “unusually cold weather” prevailing across Western Washington for the next week. “Local... [Read more]

Burn Ban upped to ‘Stage 2′ for King County

Burn Ban upped to ‘Stage 2′ for King County

To protect public health from worsening air pollution, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has elevated the burn ban for King and Snohomish counties to Stage 2, effective as of 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25. A... [Read more]

Stage 1 Burn Ban issued for King County

Stage 1 Burn Ban issued for King County

A Stage 1 Burn Ban has been issued for King County, effective as of 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 24, “until further notice.” A Stage 2 burn ban remains in effect for Pierce County. Saturday night... [Read more]

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]