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Burien’s Severe Weather Shelter still needs Volunteers; here’s how to sign up

Burien’s Severe Weather Shelter still needs Volunteers; here’s how to sign up

Burien’s Severe Weather Shelter still needs volunteers for overnight shifts, breakfast preparation, daytime cleaning, organizing and donation receipt. Please use this central sign up link to see... [Read more]

No Recology CleanScapes pickups today due to road conditions

No Recology CleanScapes pickups today due to road conditions

Recology CleanScapes announced that there will be no collections on Monday, Feb. 11, due to unsafe road conditions. “We will get to all impacted customers as quickly and as safely as possible. Thank... [Read more]

WEATHER: Some more snow, then it could be ‘Slushmageddon’

WEATHER: Some more snow, then it could be ‘Slushmageddon’

The National Weather Service says we should receive 1-3 more inches of snow before it warms up and most likely turns to rain later Monday afternoon, Feb. 11: “Snow expected. Total snow accumulations... [Read more]

City buildings, Seahurst Park closed, classes canceled for Monday, Feb. 11

City buildings, Seahurst Park closed, classes canceled for Monday, Feb. 11

The City of Burien released the following Severe Weather Update for Monday, Feb. 11: Photo taken around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10 from the front door of Burien City Hall. City buildings will be closed... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools, offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 11

Highline Public Schools, offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 11

Due to inclement weather, all Highline Public schools and administrative offices will be closed on Monday, Feb. 11. All scheduled activities, athletic events and meetings are canceled. No transportation... [Read more]

WEATHER ALERT: More snow & perhaps freezing rain coming next

WEATHER ALERT: More snow & perhaps freezing rain coming next

The National Weather Service issued a ‘Winter Weather Watch’ and ‘Winter Storm Watch’ early Sunday morning, Feb. 10, warning of more snow – perhaps 5-10 inches on Monday – as... [Read more]

Metro Transit activates Emergency Snow Network, announces service updates

Metro Transit activates Emergency Snow Network, announces service updates

King County Metro Transit released the following update on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019: Due to heavy overnight snowfall and dangerous roadway conditions across the region, King County Metro will operate only... [Read more]

UPDATE: Snow storm causes power outages in Burien Saturday

UPDATE: Snow storm causes power outages in Burien Saturday

UPDATE Feb. 9, 2019, 1 p.m.: The weekend snow storm knocked out power to thousands of customers in Burien on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. An earlier outage affected a couple hundred homes in Three Tree Point,... [Read more]

UPDATE: City of Burien releases details on its weather response

UPDATE: City of Burien releases details on its weather response

Due to the impending SnowViaDoom™, Burien City Hall, the Burien Community Center, and Moshier Art Center will be closing at 1:30 p.m. today, Friday, Feb. 8. And yes, as of 12:45 p.m.-ish, flakes... [Read more]

Here’s how YOU can help Burien’s temporary Severe Weather Shelter

Here’s how YOU can help Burien’s temporary Severe Weather Shelter

A temporary Severe Weather Shelter has opened at Highline United Methodist Church, and it is planned to run through Sunday, Feb. 17. Doors open at 7 p.m., lights out at 10 p.m., wake up at 6 a.m., doors... [Read more]

Due to weather, Bloodworks Northwest’s blood inventory is at emergency levels

Due to weather, Bloodworks Northwest’s blood inventory is at emergency levels

Due to snow and icy roads, Bloodworks Northwest has lost 1,500 donations in the last 3 days, and its blood inventory is currently at emergency levels — less than a one-day supply. Donors are urged to... [Read more]

Severe Weather Shelter opens TONIGHT at Highline United Methodist Church

Severe Weather Shelter opens TONIGHT at Highline United Methodist Church

The Ecumenical Leadership Circle, in partnership with Transform Burien and Union Gospel Mission, will be operating a temporary Severe Weather Shelter at Highline United Methodist Church, starting Thursday... [Read more]

‘Winter Storm Watch’ issued; snow will start Fri. afternoon & totals could be 5-8″

‘Winter Storm Watch’ issued; snow will start Fri. afternoon & totals could be 5-8″

The National Weather Service has issued a ‘Winter Storm Watch‘ for the region, warning that a snowstorm will likely start Friday afternoon, Feb. 8, dumping between 5 – 8 inches through Saturday... [Read more]

WEATHER: Are you ready for more? A ‘major snow event’ will start this Friday

WEATHER: Are you ready for more? A ‘major snow event’ will start this Friday

The National Weather Service is warning of a second round of snow, starting this Friday, Feb. 8. While it may be a bit early to predict totals with certainty, UW Meteorologist Cliff Mass said this: “There... [Read more]

UPDATE: Highline Public Schools CLOSED on Tuesday, Feb. 5

UPDATE: Highline Public Schools CLOSED on Tuesday, Feb. 5

UPDATE Feb. 5, 2019: Highline Public Schools will be CLOSED on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, the district announced early Tuesday morning: All scheduled activities, athletic events and meetings are canceled. No... [Read more]

PHOTOS: It snowed! How much more will we get, and for how much longer?

PHOTOS: It snowed! How much more will we get, and for how much longer?

It snowed in Burien overnight, and as of 10:45 a.m. it was still coming down lightly – good news if you’re a student who likes ‘Snow Days,’ or you just like to play in the white stuff. Of... [Read more]

WEATHER ALERT: Snow expected locally Sunday night into Monday

WEATHER ALERT: Snow expected locally Sunday night into Monday

The National Weather Service is warning of a colder weather system that will move into our area starting Sunday evening (Feb. 3) and continuing into Monday, with showers transitioning from rain to snow... [Read more]

WEATHER: ‘Special Weather Statement’ issued for possible snow starting Sunday

WEATHER: ‘Special Weather Statement’ issued for possible snow starting Sunday

The National Weather Service issued the following ‘Special Weather Statement‘ on Friday, Feb. 1, warning of “a threat of lowland snow showers across Western Washington Sunday and Monday... [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]