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Major windstorm knocks out power for over 4,100 in Burien Sunday

Major windstorm knocks out power for over 4,100 in Burien Sunday

Sunday’s huge windstorm has knocked out power to over 4,100 homes and businesses in Burien. Seattle City Light said that the cause(s) are downed trees, and the estimated restoration time is 7:16... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: Everything you need to know about Sunday’s big windstorm

WEATHER GEEK: Everything you need to know about Sunday’s big windstorm

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Hey folks, this is going to be a fairly straightforward article about what to... [Read more]

WEATHER: 53MPH gust above 3 Tree Point; tree down in Eagle Landing Park

WEATHER: 53MPH gust above 3 Tree Point; tree down in Eagle Landing Park

Tuesday’s storm is packing quite a wallop, with wind gusts up to 53MPH recorded at the Puget Sound Weather Geek weather station located above Three Tree Point. With sustained winds between 35-50MPH,... [Read more]

Puget Sound Weather Geek: ‘One-Two Punch’ storm system coming

Puget Sound Weather Geek: ‘One-Two Punch’ storm system coming

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Winds, rain & snow, oh my! This is the time of year for storminess in the... [Read more]

VIDEO: Puget Sound Weather Geek gives latest forecast for big weekend storm

VIDEO: Puget Sound Weather Geek gives latest forecast for big weekend storm

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek It’s looking like the big storm moving in will soak us all for the entire... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Kiteboarders take advantage of Saturday’s windstorm off Burien

PHOTOS: Kiteboarders take advantage of Saturday’s windstorm off Burien

When Saturday’s windstorm hit, not only was resident Elston Hill out and about, but so were several brave kiteboarders, who were sailing off the shores of Burien. “At almost exactly Noon Saturday... [Read more]

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: A visit by a storm from another season

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: A visit by a storm from another season

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek We’re beginning a dramatic change in the Northwest this weekend. An abrupt... [Read more]

Flying Saucer crashes into Tin Room Bar Saturday night (no, it really did…)

Flying Saucer crashes into Tin Room Bar Saturday night (no, it really did…)

@btownblog April fools joke gone bad! pic.twitter.com/ZceLCfoVv5 — Andrea Gansz (@Agansz) April 12, 2015 The prop flying saucer that was set up on the roof of the Tin Room Bar & Theater for the... [Read more]

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: It’s going to be a stormy weekend

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: It’s going to be a stormy weekend

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Good Weekend everyone! Mother nature sure must hate weekends, because we’re... [Read more]

VIDEO: Time-lapse view from Burien as the big Dec. 11 wind storm develops

VIDEO: Time-lapse view from Burien as the big Dec. 11 wind storm develops

BTB Reader Chris Rimple sent us these great time-lapse videos, taken from his home in Seahurst looking towards north Vashon and Blake Island. Watch full-screen and at least at 720p HD to see the amazing... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: The big windstorm has arrived; watch & hear about it here!

WEATHER GEEK: The big windstorm has arrived; watch & hear about it here!

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek UPDATED 7:00 PM: Hi everyone! This will be brief, I just got home and the winds... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: Record breaking high temps & potentially damaging windstorm!

WEATHER GEEK: Record breaking high temps & potentially damaging windstorm!

Press “Play” button to hear live weather info. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Not sure which is more impressive, Thursday’s (Dec. 11) possible wind storm or Wednesday’s... [Read more]

PHOTOS: North beach of Three Tree Point hammered during Saturday storm

PHOTOS: North beach of Three Tree Point hammered during Saturday storm

BTB Reader Randy Schmidt sent us these great photos, taken around 11 a.m. Saturday morning (Nov. 29), from the private access on the north side of Three Tree Point, looking north as bulkheads were being... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Large container ship makes abrupt U-turn off Burien, blows fog horn

PHOTOS: Large container ship makes abrupt U-turn off Burien, blows fog horn

If you heard the sounds of a mysterious fog horn blaring early Thursday afternoon (like we did in Olde Burien), BTB Reader Elston Hill has an explanation: “The ship Hyundai Force was going south... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: Autumn is about to kick into full-swing this week

WEATHER GEEK: Autumn is about to kick into full-swing this week

Press “Play” button to hear live weather info. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek We can thank a small ridge of high pressure for the awesomely comfortable weekend in the middle... [Read more]

WEATHER: Watch residents’ live-stream Weather station of tonight’s storm

WEATHER: Watch residents’ live-stream Weather station of tonight’s storm

As he’s done for us three times before, Burien photographer and weather enthusiast Chris Scragg is live-streaming tonight’s weather – predicted to be rainy and windy – and which you can watch below from the comfort of your computer…

WEATHER: Watch this weekend’s storm from the comfort of your computer

WEATHER: Watch this weekend’s storm from the comfort of your computer

As he’s done for us twice before, Burien photographer and weather enthusiast Chris Scragg is live-streaming this weekend’s wild weather – predicted to be very rainy and windy – and which... [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: 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]

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 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]