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WEATHER: It’s Snowing! And We Might See 2-6? By Tonight; Winds Next

WEATHER: It’s Snowing! And We Might See 2-6? By Tonight; Winds Next

With less than a month before winter, it’s a late-fall winter wonderland in the Burien area this morning (Monday, Nov. 22nd), with snowflakes blanketing the area nicely, making for some scenic yet... [Read more]

National Weather Service Releases ‘Winter Weather Advisory': Snow Possible

National Weather Service Releases ‘Winter Weather Advisory': Snow Possible

The National Weather Service released a “Winter Weather Advisory” just before Noon on Sunday, Nov. 21st, with a warning for possible snow showers in the greater Seattle/Tacoma/Everett area... [Read more]

WEATHER: Second Surge Of Cold Air Coming Monday And Tuesday

WEATHER: Second Surge Of Cold Air Coming Monday And Tuesday

The National Weather Service released another “Special Weather Statement” (not as strong as an Advisory) on Saturday, warning us all that, in addition to the possibility of cold and snow this... [Read more]

Power Restored To Most Burienites After Severe Windstorm Strikes Area

Power Restored To Most Burienites After Severe Windstorm Strikes Area

A windstorm with winds gusting up to 50mph caused numerous power outages across the Burien area Monday night. The outages initially left more than 18,000 City Light customers without power, and aside from... [Read more]

UPDATE: Power Restored After Downed Tree Causes Outage For 3,700 In Area

UPDATE: Power Restored After Downed Tree Causes Outage For 3,700 In Area

UPDATE 4/2/10 @ 5pm: Seattle City Light says that their repair crews restored power about 3:30pm to 3,700 homes and businesses in Burien and unincorporated King County that were affected by an outage caused... [Read more]

WEATHER ADVISORY: "High Wind Watch" In Effect For Friday

WEATHER ADVISORY: "High Wind Watch" In Effect For Friday

The National Weather Service issued a “High Wind Watch” advisory Thursday afternoon (April 1), and unlike some of our earlier stories, this one’s no joke – expect wind speeds between... [Read more]

ADVISORY: Batten Down Your Blue Tarps Burien, A “High Wind Watch” Is Coming

ADVISORY: Batten Down Your Blue Tarps Burien, A “High Wind Watch” Is Coming

You know it’s November in the Northwest when another Weather Advisory gets posted – this one a “Wind Advisory” predicted to hit around 6pm Sunday night and continue for at least... [Read more]

ADVISORY: “Vigorous Cold Front” Moving In Friday Morning

ADVISORY: “Vigorous Cold Front” Moving In Friday Morning

The National Weather Service issued a “Special Weather Statement” at 4:30pm Thursday (Nov. 12th), warning of a “vigorous cold front” hitting the area Friday morning, bringing rain,... [Read more]

ADVISORY: “Very Strong” Windy Conditions Expected Thursday

ADVISORY: “Very Strong” Windy Conditions Expected Thursday

The National Weather Service issued a “Special Weather Statement” Tuesday Nov. 3rd at 4:57pm, warning of “very strong” winds and rain hitting the area Thursday (Nov. 5th) with gusts... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Kitesurfers Enjoy Last Day Of Summer Off Three Tree Point

PHOTOS: Kitesurfers Enjoy Last Day Of Summer Off Three Tree Point

On the last full day of Summer 2009, with the sun in their eyes and a nice wind on their kites, two adventurous and athletic (and anonymous for now – they couldn’t hear us yelling “Hey,... [Read more]

ADVISORY: Strong, Windy System Blowing In Monday Night

ADVISORY: Strong, Windy System Blowing In Monday Night

The National Weather Service issued a “Special Weather Statement” Sunday afternoon about a strong, windy weather system that’s predicted to hit the area Monday night.

We’re no Cliff Mass, but one thing that struck us was the mention of the pressure in this storm, rated at 980 millibars. As comparison, Hurricane Katrina was rated at 920 mb (lower is stronger), and the Inauguration Day storm of 1993 was rated between 972-980 mb (for a great read on northwest storm systems, with info on pressures, click here).

While it’s a powerful system, since the storm will weaken as it pushes inland, wind speeds are predicted to be between 20-35 mph, with gusts up to 45. There could be downed trees and power outages though, so you may want to batten down all those flowers you worked on Sunday.

Here’s the statement:

Statement as of 3:51 PM PDT on May 03, 2009

… Very windy conditions are expected to develop in the western Washington lowlands Monday night and continue through Tuesday morning…

A developing storm system in the central Pacific is expected to deepen to around 980 mb as it moves through the Washington offshore waters toward northern Vancouver Island Monday and Monday night. A strong frontal system associated with this low will move through western Washington Monday night.

A storm and frontal system of this magnitude is more typical of late fall or winter than of early may.

At this point it appears that south winds of 20 to 35 mph with gusts to 45 mph will develop Monday night as the front moves through and continue through the early morning hours on Tuesday. Many deciduous trees are now leafing. So winds of this magnitude may break some large branches and possibly topple a few trees.

Local power outages are possible.

ADVISORY: Another Major Windstorm Will Blow Us Into 2009

ADVISORY: Another Major Windstorm Will Blow Us Into 2009

Just when you thought that 2008 couldn’t get any worse as far as winter weather goes comes this new Advisory about another “strong storm” that could blow away your New Year’s Eve... [Read more]

ADVISORY: Latest Windstorm May Bring Gusts Up To 50mph

ADVISORY: Latest Windstorm May Bring Gusts Up To 50mph

Apparently two – count ‘em – two major storms are moving into the Northwest overnight and tomorrow, and here’s the latest “Wind Advisory” from the National Weather Service,... [Read more]

ADVISORY: Wind Advisory In Effect Starting Tues. Night

ADVISORY: Wind Advisory In Effect Starting Tues. Night

Personally, we think this new “Wind Advisory” should’ve been issued Monday around 11:30am (when gusts hit 43mph at Sea-Tac Airport) but we’ll take what we can get, right? And what... [Read more]

SURPRISORY: Wind Gusts Up To 43mph At Airport

SURPRISORY: Wind Gusts Up To 43mph At Airport

Starting around 11:30am Monday morning (Dec. 29th), we’ve noticed numerous major wind gusts blowing all sorts of loose garbage and recycling all around Burien. We don’t remember reading any... [Read more]

Saturday’s Burien-Area Snow/Storm Update – 4-8 Inches?

Saturday’s Burien-Area Snow/Storm Update – 4-8 Inches?

“Woo! Snow happens even in Burien” by Flickr Photog Crocidillicus The big storm’s a-comin’ folks, and should hit sometime tonight and continue through Sunday morning. Most likely... [Read more]

ADVISORY: Even Bigger Storm Coming This Weekend?

ADVISORY: Even Bigger Storm Coming This Weekend?

Just when you thought the worst was over comes this brand spankin’ new Winter Weather Advisory (as of 4:58 12/18/08)  from the National Weather Service – basically, another, even more powerful... [Read more]

WEATHER ADVISORY: 1st Winter Storm Watch Coming!

WEATHER ADVISORY: 1st Winter Storm Watch Coming!

The National Weather Service released this “Winter Storm Watch” warning at 2:10pm Thurs. Dec. 11th: … Winter Storm Watch in effect from Friday afternoon through late Friday night… The... [Read more]

Kitesurfers Hanging Out At Three Tree Point

Kitesurfers Hanging Out At Three Tree Point

Courtesy Janet Grella, Sales & Promotion Diva for this here B-Town Blog, comes these photos snapped today down at Three Tree Point, where two kitesurfers took advantage of a gorgeous yet blustery sunny... [Read more]

High Winds Knock Scaffolding From Town Square

High Winds Knock Scaffolding From Town Square

As if the rainy and depressing June Gloom weather wasn’t enough, ol’ Mother Nature decided to unleash her angry breath this evening, with the resulting high winds blowing down scaffolding from... [Read more]