Full Swing Autumn!

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 - We can thank a small ridge of high pressure for the awesomely comfortable weekend in the middle of fall. However, things are going to quickly change this week.   Updated Monday 10.20.2014: We’re looking at some potentially strong winds and … Continue reading

A Windy and Stormy Day.

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 - A rotating upper level low pressure system will spin onto our shores this morning. As a result, there will be some interesting weather across the region throughout the day. This system has collected a mass of cold air in the … Continue reading

A Weather Prediction Confusion – Possible Thunder Tonight (Tuesday)

Tue, 14 Oct 2014 - There seems to be a fundamental disagreement between a couple of the supercomputers that generate forecasting weather models. The models I’m looking at are the region specific WRF-GFS, developed and run by the University of Washington, and the national hourly … Continue reading

Another Round of Rough Weather

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 - Saturday’s weather bewildered us when heavy rain, lightning and even a tornado tore through the Puget Sound region. If you found that exciting, then you’ll like whats in store for us this week. A frontal system will bring a number … Continue reading

Scattered Thunderstorms and Tornado!!

Sat, 11 Oct 2014 - It’s been a very active morning/early afternoon weather wise! This morning, a low pressure system ushered in a very unstable and volatile atmosphere sparking thunderstorms across the entire region. The southernmost storms moved east over the south Puget Sound eventually … Continue reading

Weather News

WEATHER GEEK: Autumn is about to kick into full-swing this week

WEATHER GEEK: Autumn is about to kick into full-swing this week

Press “Play” button to hear live weather info. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek We can thank a small ridge of high pressure for the awesomely comfortable weekend in the middle... [Read more]


WEATHER GEEK: Scattered Thunderstorms and…a Tornado?!!

WEATHER GEEK: Scattered Thunderstorms and…a Tornado?!!

Press “Play” button to hear live weather info. It’s been a very active morning/early afternoon weather wise! Saturday morning (Oct. 11), a low pressure system ushered in a very... [Read more]


WEATHER GEEK: The ‘Storm Train’ begins

WEATHER GEEK: The ‘Storm Train’ begins

Press the “Play” button to hear the live Weather video/audio stream. There isn’t much hope for a continuation of summer ahead. Light rain and showers will condition us this weekend... [Read more]


PHOTO: Another amazing sunset as seen from above Burien’s Three Tree Point

PHOTO: Another amazing sunset as seen from above Burien’s Three Tree Point

BTB Reader Elston Hill shares this photo, taken from 32nd Ave SW above Three Tree Point on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 (click image to see larger version): “I believe this is a vehicle hauling ship,”... [Read more]


WEATHER GEEK: Classic, strong Pacific storm to bring ‘gobs of rain’ to area

WEATHER GEEK: Classic, strong Pacific storm to bring ‘gobs of rain’ to area

From our very own Puget Sound Weather Geek: Click ^ “Play” ^ to see/hear the live streaming weather report/forecast. A classic strong pacific storm is churning off the coast of Washington... [Read more]


WEATHER GEEK: Costly, beautiful weather – with a ‘Red Flag Warning’

WEATHER GEEK: Costly, beautiful weather – with a ‘Red Flag Warning’

From our very own Puget Sound Weather Geek: Click ^ “Play” ^ to see/hear the live streaming weather report/forecast. Offshore flow is clearing out any chance of fog Thursday morning... [Read more]


WEATHER GEEK: A Fall transition Tuesday with Thunderstorms!

WEATHER GEEK: A Fall transition Tuesday with Thunderstorms!

Click “Play” button to hear live streaming weather information. by Chris Scragg 9:45 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2: Moderate rain and heavy showers are moving through Western Washington currently.... [Read more]


PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: What to expect from Wednesday’s rain

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: What to expect from Wednesday’s rain

Update 9:00AM: Rain and heavy showers with thunder and lightning lit up across the south eastern portion of the lowlands this morning. Rain is expected to cover the entire area and more embedded... [Read more]


READER PHOTOS: More stunning summer sunsets as seen from Burien

READER PHOTOS: More stunning summer sunsets as seen from Burien

BTB Reader Elston Hill sent us these photo of sunsets taken over the last two nights (click images to see larger versions): Elston took these from a viewpoint on 32nd Ave SW, above Three Tree Point. If... [Read more]


PHOTO: If you thought Sunday’s sunset pic was amazing, wait ’til you see this…

PHOTO: If you thought Sunday’s sunset pic was amazing, wait ’til you see this…

Burien resident Ethan Janson created this amazing animated gif of ‘fire in the sky’ – aka lightning – over Vashon Island Sunday night (July 13), from his Three Tree Point viewpoint (click... [Read more]


PHOTO: Amazing Sunday night sunset from Burien

PHOTO: Amazing Sunday night sunset from Burien

BTB Reader Jim Branson submitted this amazing photo of Sunday night’s sunset, taken from Burien. As for the incredible colors in the pic, Jim tells us “that’s with no adjustments other... [Read more]


WEATHER GEEK: Here’s the forecast for your Wild Strawberry Festival weekend

WEATHER GEEK: Here’s the forecast for your Wild Strawberry Festival weekend

Click “Play” to see/hear the latest local Weather Report The Annual Wild Strawberry Festival – along with the Carnival – has opened up in downtown Burien for the weekend, and the skies... [Read more]


PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Wet May, and another storm

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Wet May, and another storm

by Chris Scragg Press PLAY for live streaming video by the Puget Sound Weather Geek! Last weekend’s storm started May off surprisingly wet. Some areas in Western Washington were dumped on for hours... [Read more]


PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Spring storms are a’comin…

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Spring storms are a’comin…

by Chris Scragg Press PLAY for live streaming video by the Puget Sound Weather Geek! Temperatures spiked into the low and mid 80s on Friday and broke several historical records in Western Washington.... [Read more]


Welcome our latest innovation: our own 24/7 ‘Puget Sound Weather Geek’!

Welcome our latest innovation: our own 24/7 ‘Puget Sound Weather Geek’!

Press PLAY for live streaming video by the Puget Sound Weather Geek! We’re proud to introduce our latest innovation – our own hyperlocal weatherperson, the Puget Sound Weather Geek (aka Chris... [Read more]


Sun, opening of Farmers Market & Town Square Park fountain on Thursday

Sun, opening of Farmers Market & Town Square Park fountain on Thursday

Might May 1, 2014 look like this? This Thursday (May 1) is expected to be sunny and gorgeous, as well as the grand opening day for the Burien Farmers Market – AND to help everyone cool off the fountain... [Read more]


WEATHER: Watch residents’ live-stream Weather station of tonight’s storm

WEATHER: Watch residents’ live-stream Weather station of tonight’s storm

As he’s done for us three times before, Burien photographer and weather enthusiast Chris Scragg is live-streaming tonight’s (Tuesday, Feb. 11) weather – predicted to be rainy and windy –... [Read more]


PHOTOS: Snow scenes in Burien; please share yours with our Readers!

PHOTOS: Snow scenes in Burien; please share yours with our Readers!

Here are some photos from the snow in Burien (click images to see larger versions/slideshow). From BTB Publisher Scott Schaefer: Nearly 3 inches of snow fell in Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood... [Read more]


WEATHER: Snow hits Burien

WEATHER: Snow hits Burien

The National Weather Service says that a system moving up from the south will provide a 70% chance of snow Saturday night (Feb. 8), with a total accumulation of less than half an inch possible. Don’t... [Read more]


WEATHER: Cold air mass will lower temps ~20 degrees below normal

WEATHER: Cold air mass will lower temps ~20 degrees below normal

The National Weather Service issued a Special Weather Statement warning of a cold air mass that will drop temps down 10 – 20 degrees below normal. Expect a high around 35 degrees Wednesday afternoon,... [Read more]