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Huge windstorm knocks out power to thousands early Sunday morning

Huge windstorm knocks out power to thousands early Sunday morning

A powerful windstorm – what one local weather chaser called a ‘truly unique tempest’ and classified as a ‘1 in 10 year category’ – slammed the region early Sunday morning,... [Read more]

WEATHER: National Weather Service issues Wind Advisory

WEATHER: National Weather Service issues Wind Advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for the Puget Sound region, from 10 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 5) through 10 a.m. Sunday (Jan. 6). Expect winds from 20 – 35 mph, with gusts up to 50... [Read more]

Windstorm knocks out power to over 4,300 in Burien Thursday

Windstorm knocks out power to over 4,300 in Burien Thursday

A severe windstorm has hit the region (and at least one tree) on Thursday, Dec. 20, knocking out power to over 4,300 customers in the central Burien area, from Shorewood and east on SW/S. 116th to Glendale... [Read more]

National Weather Service issues ‘High Wind Warning’ for Thursday

National Weather Service issues ‘High Wind Warning’ for Thursday

The National Weather Service has issued a ‘High Wind Warning‘ for Thursday, Dec. 20, from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Expect south to southeast winds from 25-40 mph, with gusts up to 60 mph, which of... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Windy days are for soaring

PHOTOS: Windy days are for soaring

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great photos showing some locals taking advantage of a recent windy day. “The kite surfers love the spring winds. And so do the birds. Several eagles soaring in the... [Read more]

WEATHER ALERT: ‘Coldest temps,’ wind advisory, possible snow in forecast

WEATHER ALERT: ‘Coldest temps,’ wind advisory, possible snow in forecast

The National Weather Service is forecasting for “the coldest temperatures of this winter,” and the possibility of snow starting this Saturday night, Feb. 17. Meteorologist Cliff Mass adds: “We... [Read more]

Outage in Burien knocks out power to over 5,600 Monday afternoon

Outage in Burien knocks out power to over 5,600 Monday afternoon

Seattle City Light is reporting that a power outage has knocked out electricity for 5,645 customers in Burien Monday afternoon, Nov. 13 around 4:36 p.m. Crews are investigating the cause but we’re... [Read more]

UPDATE: High Wind Warning issued for Monday, with possible gusts to 65 mph

UPDATE: High Wind Warning issued for Monday, with possible gusts to 65 mph

UPDATE: The National Weather Service issued a upgraded ‘High Wind Warning’ for Monday, Nov. 13, warning that gusts could now reach 65 mph. To put that in perspective, 65 mph is just 10 mph... [Read more]

UPDATE: Blustery storm knocks out power to thousands, closes SR 509 Wed.

UPDATE: Blustery storm knocks out power to thousands, closes SR 509 Wed.

Photos showing power lines and tree branches down on 1st Ave South near SW 160th Street courtesy Sarah Reay. The first real fall storm – with gusts up to 44 MPH at Sea-Tac Airport – knocked power... [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]

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]

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]

WEATHER: If you live near Puget Sound, be ready for possible flooding Saturday

WEATHER: If you live near Puget Sound, be ready for possible flooding Saturday

Photo from a Nov. 2011 storm at Three Tree Point courtesy Randy Schmidt. The potent remnants of Super Typhoon Songda are expected to slam into the region on Saturday afternoon (Oct. 15), and things could... [Read more]

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Power outage affects nearly 8,000 Saturday

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Power outage affects nearly 8,000 Saturday

by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Close to 8,000 households lost power Saturday, Oct. 8, as wind gusts trimmed down leafy trees in areas between Three Tree Point and White Center: Seattle City... [Read more]

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]