The Weather Disturbance That Stuck Around…

Sun, 19 Jun 2016 - The past week’s weather has been sort of a roller coaster. Temperatures hovered in the 60s, there were rain-showers, scattered clouds, sunshine and even thunderstorms. The most dramatic storms peaked on Saturday, when lightning, flooding, and even funnel clouds and … Continue reading

Awesome Northwest Weather Visualization

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 - I found an awesome website that visualizes a decade of rainfall, wildfire, thunderstorm and other climatic information in Washington, Oregon and California. When you open up the page, you’ll see a map of Washington and the timeline on the bottom of the … Continue reading

Severe Weather Situation Eastern Washington & Oregon

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 - Today the SPC has forecast a slight risk of severe thunderstorms for a portion of southeast Washington, northeast Oregon and Idaho for this afternoon. This risk highlights scattered thunderstorms that could produce heavy rain and hail. The Storm Prediction Center … Continue reading

Flare Up Heat Wave

Sat, 04 Jun 2016 - It’s the first weekend of June, and summer’s already here! Stay cool, hydrated, and sun screened because the temperatures will reach into the upper 80s and low 90s on Sunday. The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for the … Continue reading

Everything You Need to Know About Sunday’s Windstorm

Sat, 12 Mar 2016 - Hey folks, this is going to be a fairly straight forward article about what to expect, what the probabilities are, and how to prepare for Sunday’s windstorm forecast.   The weather forecast models are in general agreement on the windstorm.  What … Continue reading

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PHOTO: Stunning, beautiful rainbow spotted over dark gray Puget Sound

PHOTO: Stunning, beautiful rainbow spotted over dark gray Puget Sound

Courtesy Dory Hamlyn comes this great photo of a stunning, beautiful rainbow spotted over a recent, dark gray Puget Sound day in ‘June-uary’ (click image to see larger version):  Read More →


PHOTO: Sun tries to peek through Thursday evening over Vashon Island

PHOTO: Sun tries to peek through Thursday evening over Vashon Island

Courtesy resident Elston Hill comes this amazing photo which shows the Sun trying to peek through Thursday evening (May 26) over Vashon Island, as seen from Burien (click image to see larger version):  Read More →


PHOTO: Panoramic photo of puffy clouds over Puget Sound from Burien

PHOTO: Panoramic photo of puffy clouds over Puget Sound from Burien

Courtesy resident Elston Hill comes this great panoramic photo of Puget Sound showing some nice puffy clouds over Vashon and Blake Island on Saturday morning (May 21) shot from the hills above Three Tree... [Read more]


PODCAST: Huge drug bust, local weather forecast, Jack Mayne Commentary…

PODCAST: Huge drug bust, local weather forecast, Jack Mayne Commentary…

Here’s episode #49 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]


PODCAST: SeaTac City Manager on leave; Burien parking law upsets some…

PODCAST: SeaTac City Manager on leave; Burien parking law upsets some…

Here’s episode #45 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]


PHOTOS: Wow…what a Sunset that was!

PHOTOS: Wow…what a Sunset that was!

Did you see the Sunset Tuesday night (March 29)? Wow! Resident Elston Hill shares these great photos of our local beauty at its finest (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):  Read More →


PHOTOS: Huge car-carrying ship, double rainbow spotted off Three Tree Point

PHOTOS: Huge car-carrying ship, double rainbow spotted off Three Tree Point

It was a very scenic weekend in Burien, with plenty of showers, squalls and sun breaks – as well as some great photos – the first a pic of a huge car-carrying cargo ship called ‘The Grand Eagle,’... [Read more]


PHOTOS: The full Moon sets, as seen from Burien

PHOTOS: The full Moon sets, as seen from Burien

Resident Elston Hill photographed a recent full Moon from Burien as it set over our western neighbors of Vashon and the Olympic peninsula (click images to see larger versions):  Read More →


Major windstorm knocks out power for over 4,100 in Burien Sunday

Major windstorm knocks out power for over 4,100 in Burien Sunday

Sunday’s huge windstorm has knocked out power to over 4,100 homes and businesses in Burien. Seattle City Light said that the cause(s) are downed trees, and the estimated restoration time is 7:16... [Read more]


WEATHER GEEK: Everything you need to know about Sunday’s big windstorm

WEATHER GEEK: Everything you need to know about Sunday’s big windstorm

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Hey folks, this is going to be a fairly straightforward article about what to... [Read more]


PODCAST: Arson burns middle school; rape accusations hit high school & more…

PODCAST: Arson burns middle school; rape accusations hit high school & more…

Here’s episode #39 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]


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]