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Super Typhoon Songda Threatens the Pacific Northwest

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 - Update October 12th 7:15 am: A High Wind Watch has been issued by the National Weather Service in Seattle for Thursday evening thru Friday morning. There is potential for damaging sustained winds of 30 to 40 mph gusting to 50 … Continue reading

Very Wet and Windy Weekend – Weather Model Update

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 - **Weather models four days in the future are used to roughly predict patterns and trends, not specific weather events. This is not a forecast, and the actual outcome is not certain. Please use the National Weather Service for actual forecasts** Monday morning’s … Continue reading

A Look at Weather Models and Possible Windstorms Next Weekend

Sun, 09 Oct 2016 - This is a speculation of current weather models looking at a possibly very stormy period: next Thursday through Sunday. The current forecast is for wet and windy weather. Stay tuned to Puget Sound Weather Geek on the Facebook Page for … Continue reading

Surprise Power Outages!

Sun, 09 Oct 2016 - Close to 8000 households are without power this evening as gusts trim down leafy trees. Even mild wind storms are known to cause power outages early in the fall season due to unfallen leaves on the trees. Winds are expected … Continue reading

The Beginning of Stormy Weather

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 - As the meteorologists eye the weather models, I think it’s time to get the raincoats ready! Stormy weather is on the horizon and I’m excited! It has been a graceful transition from summer to fall so far. Warm and sunny … Continue reading

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Learn about rain gardens & stormwater solutions at Community Center Jan. 25

Learn about rain gardens & stormwater solutions at Community Center Jan. 25

Are you interested in learning more about rain gardens and other #stormwater solutions for your home? Sign up at the Burien Community Center for the first class on Wednesday, Jan. 25. To register, call... [Read more]


VIDEOS: Ice skater on frozen Lake Burien Friday morning

VIDEOS: Ice skater on frozen Lake Burien Friday morning

Courtesy Daniel McTernan comes these videos shot Friday morning, Jan. 13, 2017, showing someone ice skating on a frozen Lake Burien: (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; ... [Read more]


WEATHER: Lowland snow possible for region early Tuesday morning

WEATHER: Lowland snow possible for region early Tuesday morning

The National Weather Service says that lowland snow is possible early Tuesday morning (Jan. 10) for southern parts of western Washington, which may affect the morning commute. Specific to our region,... [Read more]


PHOTOS: ‘Scrappy’ the dog frolics in the snow at Burien Dog Park

PHOTOS: ‘Scrappy’ the dog frolics in the snow at Burien Dog Park

Courtesy Photographer Aaron Wells comes these great pics of his dog ‘Scrappy,’ who had a great time playing in the snow Monday morning (Jan. 2) at Burien Toyota & Chevrolet Dog Park. Click... [Read more]


PHOTOS/VIDEO: Crazed residents dive into 2017 with Polar Bear Plunge Sunday

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Crazed residents dive into 2017 with Polar Bear Plunge Sunday

Dozens of crazed residents dove into the New Year at the annual Polar Bear Plunge in Burien’s Three Tree Point on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. What started out as a small neighborhood tradition in 2002... [Read more]


PHOTOS: City snow plow truck ends up in ditch from New Year’s snow

PHOTOS: City snow plow truck ends up in ditch from New Year’s snow

On Sunday morning (Jan. 1, 2017) at around 10 a.m., a City of Burien snow plow truck slid into a ditch near the intersection of SW 130th Street and 8th Ave SW (map below). Between 3-6 inches of snow... [Read more]


Tree-caused power outage affects over 4,000 in Burien Sunday

Tree-caused power outage affects over 4,000 in Burien Sunday

UPDATE JAN. 1, 2017 1 p.m.: Looks like power has been restored to all but 865 customers, according to Seattle City Light: Crews have restored power to all but 865. Restoration time is still 4 pm. See... [Read more]


PHOTOS: Snow turns area into New Year’s Winter Wonderland

PHOTOS: Snow turns area into New Year’s Winter Wonderland

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these photos of the overnight snow that hit the Burien area, and to which most of us awoke to on New Year’s Day 2017 (click images to see larger versions/slideshow): If... [Read more]


Brrring in 2017 by diving into the Three Tree Point Polar Bear Plunge Sunday!

Brrring in 2017 by diving into the Three Tree Point Polar Bear Plunge Sunday!

Photo of 2014 Polar Bear Plunge courtesy Jana Kleitsch. Click image to see larger version. Here’s a great, fun way to ring in the New Year– this coming Sunday (Jan. 1) dive into 2017 at the... [Read more]


WEATHER: There’s a chance of SNOW tonight!

WEATHER: There’s a chance of SNOW tonight!

The National Weather Service has issued a ‘Winter Weather Advisory,’ warning residents that there’s a good chance of snow tonight (Friday, Dec. 23) for areas located at least 200 feet... [Read more]


PODCAST: Hoax bomb threat results in lockdown; Jack Mayne on good kids…

PODCAST: Hoax bomb threat results in lockdown; Jack Mayne on good kids…

Here’s episode #79 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]


SCHOOLS: Highline Public Schools opening on time; bus stops changed

SCHOOLS: Highline Public Schools opening on time; bus stops changed

Highline Public Schools announced early Friday morning (Dec. 9, 2016) that all schools will open at their regularly scheduled time, with early release as scheduled. However, due to the weather conditions,... [Read more]


Is it snowing yet? Here’s a convenient way to watch the flakes move in…

Is it snowing yet? Here’s a convenient way to watch the flakes move in…

As the second snow of 2016 slowly sneaks up from the south before dropping a few flakes on our area, the easiest way to watch for its progress is right here – from the comfort of your computer or... [Read more]


All Highline Public Schools will be open and start on time this Thursday, Dec. 8

All Highline Public Schools will be open and start on time this Thursday, Dec. 8

All Highline Public Schools will be open and start on time this Thursday, Dec. 8, the district announced Wednesday night. a Some have been concerned about a possible snow storm moving in, but the latest... [Read more]


WEATHER: More snow possible overnight; temps will drop below freezing

WEATHER: More snow possible overnight; temps will drop below freezing

Live Image from Three Tree Point (viewable during daytime only):  Click image to see larger version. The National Weather Service is warning residents that more snowfall is possible overnight, and... [Read more]


PHOTOS/VIDEO: School bus slides off road in Burien during Monday’s snow

PHOTOS/VIDEO: School bus slides off road in Burien during Monday’s snow

UPDATE Dec. 5, 2016 3 p.m.: Courtesy Rory Maliuna Keahi Jaramillo-King comes this video of a school bus sliding off the road as it tried to descend S. 140th in Burien during Monday morning’s snow... [Read more]


WEATHER: Weather Service says good chance of snow; Alaska cancels flights

WEATHER: Weather Service says good chance of snow; Alaska cancels flights

NOTE: Our Puget Sound Weather Geek is currently in Arizona, but we managed to cobble this update together for him: Live Image from Three Tree Point (viewable during daytime only):  Click image to see... [Read more]


PHOTOS: Olympic Mountains show off fresh dusting of snow in view from Burien

PHOTOS: Olympic Mountains show off fresh dusting of snow in view from Burien

Courtesy resident Elston Hill comes these great photos of a fresh dusting of snow on the Olympic Mountains, as photographed from his Burien home on Monday morning, Nov. 28 (click images to see larger versions):  Read More →


PHOTO: Did you see the amazing rainbow over Puget Sound Saturday morning?

PHOTO: Did you see the amazing rainbow over Puget Sound Saturday morning?

Resident Elston Hill captured this great photo of an amazing rainbow seen over Puget Sound from his Burien home on Saturday morning, Nov. 26. “It was so dark at 7:40 a.m. this morning that the last... [Read more]


PODCAST: Diamond theft; taking on the FAA; bad logo; weather & more…

PODCAST: Diamond theft; taking on the FAA; bad logo; weather & more…

Here’s episode #74 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]