Last Storm Before Big Change

Fri, 05 Feb 2016 - Hey everyone! I regret to inform those of you who are sick of our winter that we have ANOTHER strong storm moving in. The typical impacts (albeit a little more windy) are expected from this system Friday night. Quick surge … Continue reading

Bring on The Super-Soaker Weather System

Wed, 27 Jan 2016 - A warm and soggy batch of moisture is marching across the Pacific Ocean, and within 48 hours it’s going to be pointed right at us. We’ve had a couple of these “atmospheric rivers” so far this season, but I’m going to call … Continue reading

The Storms That Led to a Burien Mudslide

Wed, 09 Dec 2015 - A barrage of strong Pacific storms brought nearly relentless bouts of heavy rainfall during the last week, worrying officials who look for signs of landslides and flooding in Western Washington. Sea-Tac Airport as of Tuesday night, had accumulated over three inches … Continue reading

A Weather Punching Bag for a Week.

Sun, 06 Dec 2015 - Nature has decided that it hates the Northwest and that it’s going to use us as it’s punching bag for the next few days. We’re going to take a beating from the weather this week. All models and forecasts are pointing … Continue reading

STORM REPORT: Intense Cyclone To Bring Windstorm to Puget Sound

Thu, 03 Dec 2015 - A large weather system has explosively intensified off the CA/OR coast and is barreling towards the Northwest as a potent cyclone. This may be a big windstorm folks. The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a High Wind Warning … Continue reading

Weather News

PODCAST: Fatal shooting victim identified; Jack Mayne Commentary…

PODCAST: Fatal shooting victim identified; Jack Mayne Commentary…

Here’s episode #34 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]


PHOTO: Another day, another dang fine Sunrise as seen from Burien

PHOTO: Another day, another dang fine Sunrise as seen from Burien

Another day, another dang fine pic of a beautiful Sunrise reflecting on the Olympics and Vashon as photographed by resident Elston Hill (click image to see larger version):  Read More →


Ring in 2016 by diving into the Three Tree Point Polar Bear Plunge on Friday

Ring in 2016 by diving into the Three Tree Point Polar Bear Plunge on Friday

Folks will be ringing in 2016 this Friday, Jan. 1, at the annual Polar Bear Plunge, starting at Noon from the beach in the 3400 block of 172nd SW Street (map below) in Burien’s Three Tree Point... [Read more]


PHOTO: A rare, full Christmas Moon shines down on Burien

PHOTO: A rare, full Christmas Moon shines down on Burien

Resident Elston Hill sent us this great photo of the rare, full Christmas Moon over Burien (click image to see larger version): Elston adds: I was excited in anticipation of a full Moon for Christmas,... [Read more]


Mudslide victim tells B-Town Blog ‘it was like a runaway locomotive’ + how to help

Mudslide victim tells B-Town Blog ‘it was like a runaway locomotive’ + how to help

This photo, taken from the water by South King Fire & Rescue, shows the devastation a powerful mudslide caused on Dec. 8. The white Jeep underwater belongs to Greg’s 74-year old Mom. by Scott... [Read more]


PODCAST: Normandy Park puts Levy back on ballot; Jack Mayne, more…

PODCAST: Normandy Park puts Levy back on ballot; Jack Mayne, more…

Here’s episode #32 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]


Geotechnical report on mudslide released; evacuation for 2 homes still in effect

Geotechnical report on mudslide released; evacuation for 2 homes still in effect

Photo courtesy South King Fire & Rescue. Click image to see larger version. On Thursday afternoon (Dec. 17), the City of Burien received a geotechnical report on the state of the Dec. 8 mudslide... [Read more]


UPDATE 3: Toe of Tuesday’s mudslide still moving, though at a ‘very slow pace’

UPDATE 3: Toe of Tuesday’s mudslide still moving, though at a ‘very slow pace’

The City of Burien released an update Friday morning (Dec. 11) on Tuesday night’s mudslide, stating that reports from the area indicate that the toe of the slide is still moving, though at a very... [Read more]


UPDATE 2: Mudslide victims allowed to retrieve belongings Thursday morning

UPDATE 2: Mudslide victims allowed to retrieve belongings Thursday morning

UPDATE THURSDAY, DEC. 10 12:30 p.m.: On Thursday morning (Dec. 10), City of Burien officials allowed residents who were evacuated from four of the five homes along Standring Lane to return to the area... [Read more]


UPDATE: Mudslide area still unstable, evacuation orders remain in effect

UPDATE: Mudslide area still unstable, evacuation orders remain in effect

Photos courtesy City of Burien UPDATE WEDNESDAY, DEC. 9, 4:40 p.m.: The City of Burien has worked throughout the day with geotechnical specialists to assess conditions at the site of the mudslide that... [Read more]


PHOTOS: More scenes from the aftermath of a series of massive storms

PHOTOS: More scenes from the aftermath of a series of massive storms

A series of intense, massive storms full of rain and wind struck the region this week, and Burien has suffered – with a mudslide that destroyed a home, water over numerous roadways, overflowing retention... [Read more]


Weather Geek: The Storms that led to a mudslide, plus a video of stormwater

Weather Geek: The Storms that led to a mudslide, plus a video of stormwater

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek A barrage of strong Pacific storms brought nearly relentless bouts of heavy... [Read more]


PHOTOS/VIDEOS: Mudslide destroys home during overnight storm in Burien

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: Mudslide destroys home during overnight storm in Burien

Click images to see larger versions/slideshow: Photos courtesy City of Burien A mudslide in Burien destroyed one home during Tuesday night’s powerful overnight storm, and damaged another. There... [Read more]


Puget Sound Weather Geek: A Weather Punching Bag for a Week

Puget Sound Weather Geek: A Weather Punching Bag for a Week

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Nature has decided that it hates the Northwest and that it’s going to use... [Read more]


PHOTO: Salish Sea at the end of a Rainbow

PHOTO: Salish Sea at the end of a Rainbow

BTB Reader Sally Irvine shares this photo taken from Burien on Friday (Dec. 4), showing the ‘Salish Sea at the end of a Rainbow’ (click image to see larger version): Have a cool photo you’d... [Read more]


WEATHER GEEK: Intense Cyclone to bring Windstorm to Puget Sound

WEATHER GEEK: Intense Cyclone to bring Windstorm to Puget Sound

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek A large weather system has explosively intensified off the CA/OR coast and is... [Read more]


PHOTOS: Frozen fog over Vashon Island as seen from Burien

PHOTOS: Frozen fog over Vashon Island as seen from Burien

Reader Elston Hill was up bright and early Monday morning (Nov. 30) to take these great photos of the frozen fog hanging over Vashon Island, as seen from the deck of his home in Burien (click images to... [Read more]


Power outage hits Burien Tuesday, affecting 3,851 homes & businesses

Power outage hits Burien Tuesday, affecting 3,851 homes & businesses

A power outage hit Burien at 1:58 p.m. Tuesday afternoon (Nov. 17), affecting 3,851 homes and businesses. Seattle City Light has not yet determined the cause, but we have a feeling that the windstorm... [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]