Water Concerns Diminish

Sun, 12 Apr 2015 - There’s been some good news for the western Washington region that will, at least for now, quiet the concerns of local residents. The water outlook for western Washington is looking better. According to UW Professor Cliff Mass, the recent systems … Continue reading

Multi-day Thunderstorm Outbreak

Fri, 03 Apr 2015 - For the last few days, thunderstorms have dotted western Washington; stunning photographers, weather enthusiasts, and commuters. Lightning, heavy rain, and a blanket of hail struck the I-5 corridor on Tuesday (3-31) and Wednesday (4-1). These storms were fueled by an … Continue reading

In The Spring Swing This Week

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 - Some exciting weather may be on the way early this week, and I’ll be watching “from the sidelines” in warm and clear Phoenix, Arizona. A cold front will drop some light to moderate rain into western Washington tonight (Monday), and … Continue reading

First Week of Spring Forecast

Sun, 22 Mar 2015 - Hey Everyone! The calender has finally caught up with the unseasonable weather Seattle has been experiencing these last few weeks, and I want to welcome you into the first official week of Spring.  This week we will continue to see … Continue reading

Sunday’s Day-Long Downpour…What Happened?!

Tue, 17 Mar 2015 - This weekend I took a mini-vacation to Vancouver BC, and was unable to update the blog.  Upon my departure, the weather in Seattle was forecast to be rainy on Saturday, with a transition period on Sunday; a reasonably straightforward situation … Continue reading

Weather News

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Drought concerns diminish

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Drought concerns diminish

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek There’s been some good news for the western Washington region that will,... [Read more]


Flying Saucer crashes into Tin Room Bar Saturday night (no, it really did…)

Flying Saucer crashes into Tin Room Bar Saturday night (no, it really did…)

@btownblog April fools joke gone bad! pic.twitter.com/ZceLCfoVv5 — Andrea Gansz (@Agansz) April 12, 2015 The prop flying saucer that was set up on the roof of the Tin Room Bar & Theater for the... [Read more]


PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Multi-day Thunderstorm outbreak!

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Multi-day Thunderstorm outbreak!

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek For the last few days, thunderstorms have dotted western Washington; stunning... [Read more]


Puget Sound Weather Geek: Sunday’s day-long downpour; what happened?!

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Sunday’s day-long downpour; what happened?!

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek This last weekend I took a mini-vacation to Vancouver BC, and was unable to... [Read more]


Puget Sound Weather Geek: Welcome the return of…Winter?!

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Welcome the return of…Winter?!

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek In this article, I’m going to briefly describe the forecast for the next few... [Read more]


PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Winter? What Winter?

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Winter? What Winter?

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek There seems to be nothing Winter-like about this Winter! I suppose we’ve... [Read more]


PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Super Bowl Weekend and Beyond

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Super Bowl Weekend and Beyond

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Happy Friday evening everyone! Thick fog is blanketing the region right now,... [Read more]


PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Unusually warm and dry weekend ahead

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Unusually warm and dry weekend ahead

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Hey there! We’re going to start going through some fairly dramatic weather... [Read more]


PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: It’s going to be a stormy weekend

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: It’s going to be a stormy weekend

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Good Weekend everyone! Mother nature sure must hate weekends, because we’re... [Read more]


PHOTOS: Amazing clouds make for another beautiful sunset view from Burien

PHOTOS: Amazing clouds make for another beautiful sunset view from Burien

Seems like everyday lately, someone asks “did you see the sunset tonight?” Well, Jim Branson not only saw it – he photographed it – showing some amazing and gorgeous cloud formations... [Read more]


VIDEO: Time-lapse of New Year’s Day on Puget Sound as seen from Burien

VIDEO: Time-lapse of New Year’s Day on Puget Sound as seen from Burien

Susan Plecko shot this great time-lapse video from her home in Burien, showing – from sunrise to sunset – the “living” Puget Sound on New Year’s Day 2015. See if you can spot the... [Read more]


Burn Ban lifted

Burn Ban lifted

Effective immediately, all burn bans are being lifted in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties, as well as Darrington. With the help of rain and wind, air pollution levels everywhere dropped to GOOD or... [Read more]


Stage 1 Burn Ban called for King County

Stage 1 Burn Ban called for King County

Due to stagnant weather conditions and rising air pollution, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency is calling a Stage 1 Burn Ban in King County, elevating Pierce and Snohomish counties to Stage 2 Burn Bans,... [Read more]


City closes entire stairway at Eagle Landing Park due to erosion

City closes entire stairway at Eagle Landing Park due to erosion

Photos courtesy City of Burien. The City of Burien announced Friday afternoon (Dec. 12) that the entire stairway at Eagle Landing Park is now closed to the public, due to a “significant erosion... [Read more]


VIDEO: Time-lapse view from Burien as the big Dec. 11 wind storm develops

VIDEO: Time-lapse view from Burien as the big Dec. 11 wind storm develops

BTB Reader Chris Rimple sent us these great time-lapse videos, taken from his home in Seahurst looking towards north Vashon and Blake Island. Watch full-screen and at least at 720p HD to see the amazing... [Read more]


WEATHER GEEK: The big windstorm has arrived; watch & hear about it here!

WEATHER GEEK: The big windstorm has arrived; watch & hear about it here!

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek UPDATED 7:00 PM: Hi everyone! This will be brief, I just got home and the winds... [Read more]


WEATHER GEEK: Record breaking high temps & potentially damaging windstorm!

WEATHER GEEK: Record breaking high temps & potentially damaging windstorm!

Press “Play” button to hear live weather info. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Not sure which is more impressive, Thursday’s (Dec. 11) possible wind storm or Wednesday’s... [Read more]


Lower sections of stairs at Eagle Landing Park closed due to erosion

Lower sections of stairs at Eagle Landing Park closed due to erosion

The lower two sections of the stairs at Eagle Landing Park have been closed to the public, according to a Burien Parks Facebook post. “There is no access to the beach,” they announced. “Following... [Read more]


PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Prepare for a Wet Week!

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Prepare for a Wet Week!

Press “Play” button to hear live weather info. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek You wouldn’t be blamed for taking this time of the year to escape the Northwest and visit some... [Read more]


Burn ban lifted; beach fires can resume

Burn ban lifted; beach fires can resume

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency on Tuesday (Dec. 2) lifted the burn ban for King, Kitsap, Pierce and Snohomish counties. For Seattle Parks and Recreation, this means that beach fires at Alki Beach Park,... [Read more]