WEATHER REPORT: Wildfires Pollute the Puget Sound Air.

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 - As fire season has raged on in Eastern Washington this summer, it’s become commonplace for hazy smoke to drift high above us in the west portion of the state…but not like this. Thick smoke blanketed the Puget Sound lowlands in Western … Continue reading

IN THE FORECAST: Mid August Lightning & The Weather Person’s Woe.

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 - The weather in the Northwest during the past few weeks has been mostly benign (if you don’t count the heatwaves). Yesterday (Wednesday), things were a bit different. While getting ready for work I noticed that the light from the sun, … Continue reading

HOLIDAY HEATWAVE: How Hot Will your 4th Be?

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 - This is the time of year where Puget Sound residents start to get a little cranky about the heat. Lets look into the forecast for your Independence Day Weekend to see how much complaining you’ll hear from your friends and … Continue reading

WEATHER REPORT: Early Morning Thunderstorms

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 - Thunderstorms rumbled through the South Puget Sound and Cascade foothills early Monday morning (2:00 – 5:00 a.m.). Frequent lightning lit up the horizon for a beautiful, yet ominous display. Here’s a radar loop showing the thunderstorms developing along the Cascade … Continue reading

IN THE FORECAST: Weekend Heatwave & Possible Thunderstorm Outbreak

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 - Hey folks! Summer is certainly here and you have two weather possibilities for this weekend: Hot…or stormy. Lets talk about it! The Heatwave: Saturday – Monday So far this month we’ve been warmer than normal, which is a continuing trend … Continue reading

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Saturday’s Poverty Bay Blues and Brews Festival will also benefit wildfire victims

Saturday’s Poverty Bay Blues and Brews Festival will also benefit wildfire victims

Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival from Olav on Vimeo. This year, the Rotary Club of Des Moines & Normandy Park will be supporting families impacted by forest fires in Washington with ticket sales... [Read more]


WEATHER GEEK: Washington wildfires smoking up the Puget Sound Air

WEATHER GEEK: Washington wildfires smoking up the Puget Sound Air

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek As fire season has raged on in Eastern Washington this summer, it’s become... [Read more]


PHOTO: Smoke from Washington forest fires nearly obscures the sun

PHOTO: Smoke from Washington forest fires nearly obscures the sun

Reader Elston Hill is sharing another great photo of a near-sunset taken from Burien, of which he says: On Saturday, UW Meteorologist Cliff Mass wrote that the air in Portland, OR was more polluted than... [Read more]


PHOTOS: The Summer of amazing Sunsets continues

PHOTOS: The Summer of amazing Sunsets continues

Like many area residents, reader Elston Hill loves the natural beauty of the Northwest, especially the red summer sunsets. UW Meteorologist Cliff Mass says that the redness is from wildfires in California. Here... [Read more]


PHOTOS: Amazing red sunsets continue due to forest fires

PHOTOS: Amazing red sunsets continue due to forest fires

Resident Elston Hill took these great sunset photos from Burien on both Saturday (Aug. 1) and Sunday night (Aug. 2). The red sky is caused from a fire on the west side of the Olympic mountains (click... [Read more]


PHOTOS: A Crescent Moon Sunset

PHOTOS: A Crescent Moon Sunset

Resident Elston Hill captured another amazing Sunset from Burien Sunday night (July 19), showcasing the crescent Moon, an airplane, and some beautiful cloud formations (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):  Read More →


PHOTOS: Another amazingly beautiful sunset from Burien Thursday night

PHOTOS: Another amazingly beautiful sunset from Burien Thursday night

BTB Contributor Elston Hill sent us more great photos, showing Thursday night’s (July 2) amazingly beautiful sunset, taken from Burien. “Our sunsets are outrageous,” Elston said. “Recently... [Read more]


WEATHER GEEK: Did you catch the early morning Thunderstorms?

WEATHER GEEK: Did you catch the early morning Thunderstorms?

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Thunderstorms rumbled through the South Puget Sound and Cascade foothills early... [Read more]


WEATHER GEEK: Weekend heatwave & possible thunderstorm outbreak

WEATHER GEEK: Weekend heatwave & possible thunderstorm outbreak

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Hey folks! Summer is certainly here and you have two weather possibilities for... [Read more]


Cool down at Lake Burien School Park’s ‘Sprayground’ on Saturday afternoon

Cool down at Lake Burien School Park’s ‘Sprayground’ on Saturday afternoon

The City of Burien will be turning on the sprinklers at Lake Burien School Park on Saturday, May 30, from 2 – 5 p.m. With a high around 74 predicted, this free activity could help cool everyone off... [Read more]


PHOTO: Thursday night sunset over Olympic mountains from Burien

PHOTO: Thursday night sunset over Olympic mountains from Burien

BTB Contributor Elston Hill sent us this great photo of Thursday night’s sunset over the Olympic mountains, taken from Burien (click image to see larger version):  Read More →


PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Return of the Thunderstorms!

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Return of the Thunderstorms!

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Return of the Thunderstorms on Cinco de Mayo! What to Expect May 5, 2015: It’s... [Read more]


PHOTO: Amazing red Sunset – due to Siberian forest fires – as seen from Burien

PHOTO: Amazing red Sunset – due to Siberian forest fires – as seen from Burien

On Saturday night (April 18), BTB Contributor Elston Hill took this amazing photo of the sunset (click image to see larger version): “I could not figure out why the sun was so red,” he said.... [Read more]


PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Drought explanation and El Niño outlook

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Drought explanation and El Niño outlook

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Last week I wrote an article about diminishing water concerns. In less than... [Read more]


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]