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PHOTOS: A Collection Of Snow Photos, From Readers & Us

PHOTOS: A Collection Of Snow Photos, From Readers & Us

Despite all the media weather overhype and abuse of yellow parkas, the first snowstorm of 2012 didn’t disappoint us, as we enjoyed a true snow day with our kids in conditions perfect for building snowmen, playing and…

WEATHER: Latest Forecast, School Closures & Other Snow-Related Notes

WEATHER: Latest Forecast, School Closures & Other Snow-Related Notes

The big snowstorm has finally hit, snow continues to fall, and in case you didn’t know – all schools are closed – so be sure to get out and enjoy this winter wonderland before it turns to rain,... [Read more]

In Case Of Snow, City Of Burien Has Its Own ‘Mr. Plow(s)’ Standing By

In Case Of Snow, City Of Burien Has Its Own ‘Mr. Plow(s)’ Standing By

Call Mr. Plow, That’s my name, That name again Is Mr. Plow. Boom-chi-cha-boom-chi-cha-boom-chi-boom I’m Mr. Plow, and I’m here to say, I’m the plowin’est guy in the... [Read more]

WEATHER: Despite Scaled Back Predictions, Still A Chance Of 5-9″ Snow

WEATHER: Despite Scaled Back Predictions, Still A Chance Of 5-9″ Snow

Although the predicted upcoming snowstorm is a tough one to precisely pin down, weather experts are still calling for five to nine inches of snow to fall in the area starting Tuesday night (Jan. 17) and... [Read more]

Expect Delays In Burien Area If You’re A Waste Management Customer

Expect Delays In Burien Area If You’re A Waste Management Customer

Waste Management announced Tuesday (Jan. 17) that they “will be collecting residential, commercial and roll-off on schedule. Due to inclement weather please expect delays in parts of Seattle, Burien... [Read more]

Highline Schools Will Start 2 Hours Late Today; Kennedy High School Closed

Highline Schools Will Start 2 Hours Late Today; Kennedy High School Closed

Photo courtesy Jeff Simpson. UPDATE Tues. 1/17/12 8 a.m.: Highline Schools will start two hours late today (Tuesday, Jan. 17), and there will be no A.M. Kindergarten, no A.M. ECEAP. and no A.M. Preschool... [Read more]

UPDATE: ‘Winter Storm Watch’ Says Up To 15″ Of Snow Possible Over Next 2 Days

UPDATE: ‘Winter Storm Watch’ Says Up To 15″ Of Snow Possible Over Next 2 Days

The National Weather Service issued a revised ‘Winter Storm Watch’ Monday afternoon, calling for two more rounds of snow – up to 3 inches through Tuesday, and up to 14 inches through Wednesday…

PHOTOS: Here Are Some Reader Pics From Sunday’s Snowfall

PHOTOS: Here Are Some Reader Pics From Sunday’s Snowfall

Here are some photos submitted by our Readers taken during Sunday’s snowfall around Burien, with the most recent ones first. Courtesy John Elliott, who adds “I took this today after the snow... [Read more]

Is It Snowing In Burien Yet? Here’s An Easy Way To Tell…

Is It Snowing In Burien Yet? Here’s An Easy Way To Tell…

We hate to state the obvious, but…depending on how far above sea level you are, and whether there’s any precipitation, it’s either snowing…or not…in the general Burien area. The... [Read more]

Burn Ban Lifted In King, Kitsap, Pierce And Snohomish Counties

Burn Ban Lifted In King, Kitsap, Pierce And Snohomish Counties

Just in time to prepare for ‘Snowmageddon 2012‘ (which was predicted by the Mayans) comes this good news – effective at 10 a..m. Saturday (Jan. 14), the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has ended... [Read more]

WEATHER UPDATE: Snow May Start As Early As Saturday Morning

WEATHER UPDATE: Snow May Start As Early As Saturday Morning

The National Weather Service has moved up its prediction of weekend snow, now claiming that the white stuff may hit the northwest as early as Saturday morning, some 12-24 hours earlier than its last update. Snow... [Read more]

PHOTO: Another Amazing Burien Sunset, This Time With Paddleboarders!

PHOTO: Another Amazing Burien Sunset, This Time With Paddleboarders!

BTB Reader Susan Plecko sent us this amazing photo, taken during Friday night’s (Jan. 13) sunset, and showing two hardy souls – paddle boarders out on Puget Sound during winter! Click image to... [Read more]

WEATHER UPDATE: Weather Peeps Predicting 40-50% Chance Of Snow

WEATHER UPDATE: Weather Peeps Predicting 40-50% Chance Of Snow

The National Weather Service released a ‘Special Weather Statement‘ early Friday morning (Jan. 13), warning of a cold front arriving Saturday morning, presenting a 40-50% chance of snow accumulation... [Read more]

WEATHER: ‘S’ Word Being Mentioned For Early Next Week; Here’s The Forecast

WEATHER: ‘S’ Word Being Mentioned For Early Next Week; Here’s The Forecast

Just when you thought your mild B-Town area “winter” was over comes word from the National Weather Service that the ‘S’ word – as in SNOW – may creep back into the forecast... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Another Amazing January Sunset From Burien’s Eagle Landing Park

PHOTOS: Another Amazing January Sunset From Burien’s Eagle Landing Park

BTB Contributor Jim Branson sent us the following pics of Sunday night’s amazingly beautiful sunset, taken from Eagle Landing Park on Sunday night, Jan. 8 (click images to see larger versions):  Read More →

Sponsored Post BTB Advertiser Center Tool Rental Says: ‘It’s Time To Winterize’

BTB Advertiser Center Tool Rental Says: ‘It’s Time To Winterize’

And now a word from Advertiser Center Tool Rental… We stopped in recently to say Hi to our friends in White Center. While there we picked up on tips to keep in mind in preparing for and dealing with... [Read more]

WEATHER: ‘Special Weather Statement’ Mentions The S-Word For Friday

WEATHER: ‘Special Weather Statement’ Mentions The S-Word For Friday

The National Weather Service on Wednesday (Nov. 16) released a “Special Weather Statement” that mentions the “S” word – SNOW – as possibly happening this Friday. They say that... [Read more]

Are You Prepared For Another Snowy Winter? The City Of Seattle Says It Is…

Are You Prepared For Another Snowy Winter? The City Of Seattle Says It Is…

First Ave South after a 2008 snow. by Jack Mayne Residents of the Burien area who work in Seattle must remember the snowstorm of 2008, when even some arterials were clogged with snow on which Seattle city... [Read more]

ADVISORY: Batten Down Your Blue Tarps Burien, It’s Going To Be Windy

ADVISORY: Batten Down Your Blue Tarps Burien, It’s Going To Be Windy

Batten down your blue tarps Burien – the National Weather Service released a “Wind Advisory” for the Puget Sound area, effective from 10am – 10pm on Thursday, March 10th. The weather wonks... [Read more]

‘Wind Advisory’ Issued; Expect Gusts Up To 50mph Until Around 2pm

‘Wind Advisory’ Issued; Expect Gusts Up To 50mph Until Around 2pm

Batten down the hatches folks – the National Weather Service released a “Wind Advisory” this morning (Wed., March 2) warning that gusts up to around 50mph can be expected to develop across... [Read more]

VIDEO: Time Lapse Of This Week’s Snowstorm At Three Tree Point

VIDEO: Time Lapse Of This Week’s Snowstorm At Three Tree Point

We set up a remote, weatherproof time lapse camera on SW 172nd Street in Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood late Wednesday afternoon (Feb. 23rd), then let it record until late Friday afternoon... [Read more]

UPDATED: Some Reader Photos Of This Week’s Winter Wonderland In Burien

UPDATED: Some Reader Photos Of This Week’s Winter Wonderland In Burien

The snowstorm has turned the entire Burien area into a Winter Wonderland, and what better way to appreciate it than checking out some of the photos we’ve received. We encourage all our Readers to... [Read more]

PHOTOS: More From Our Late February Snow Day

PHOTOS: More From Our Late February Snow Day

We’ve gotten great photo submissions from our readers from the recent snow — and we’ll be posting more on Friday — but BTB’s photographer Michael Brunk got outside today to... [Read more]

WEATHER: Snow Hits Burien Wed. Night, Over 3 Inches Fall Near Sea Level

WEATHER: Snow Hits Burien Wed. Night, Over 3 Inches Fall Near Sea Level

Snow finally fell on the Burien area Wednesday night, and as of midnight, at least three inches were on the ground near sea level in Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood, with large flakes still... [Read more]

VIDEO: Snow Briefly Appears & Then Disappears

VIDEO: Snow Briefly Appears & Then Disappears

With the entire Puget Sound on alert for snow, the blog staff has been keeping one eye on the sky in case any of the white stuff puts in an appearance. Several of our photographers have been preparing... [Read more]

WEATHER: Flakes Fall In Burien; ‘Winter Storm Warning’ In Effect Until Thursday

WEATHER: Flakes Fall In Burien; ‘Winter Storm Warning’ In Effect Until Thursday

Around 12:30pm Wednesday (Feb. 23rd) a small snow squall passed through the Burien area, with large flakes falling (and sticking) for 15 or so minutes. Then, just as soon as it appeared, it disappeared.... [Read more]

WEATHER: 2-6″ Of Snow Wed./Thurs.? Plus, Webcams To Watch Snowfall

WEATHER: 2-6″ Of Snow Wed./Thurs.? Plus, Webcams To Watch Snowfall

The National Weather Service released their latest urgent, ALL CAPS Winter Storm Warning Tuesday afternoon (Feb. 22), with revised predictions of 2-6-inches of snow falling beginning late tonight and continuing through Thursday morning…