July Rain Day

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 - Severe thunderstorms tracked over Oregon on Tuesday and bands of showers moved through Western Washington through the evening. and even more rain is expected fall on us starting Wednesday morning and lasting throughout the afternoon. What is the cause of … Continue reading

A Return to Reality in Seattle.

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 - The Puget Sound Region has been blessed with a streak of sunny hot days making us remember why we love summer in the Northwest so much. Alas, a return to reality is in order as rain and cooler temperatures are … Continue reading

A Hot Weekend Ahead!

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 - Update 5:00PM Friday July 11th 2014: The National Weather Service has upgraded their Excessive Heat Watch to a Heat Advisory and expanded it through Southern Washington into Oregon. High temps. will persist in the upper 80s and low 90s throughout … Continue reading

What are Upper Level Lows?

Mon, 30 Jun 2014 - One of the biggest weather trends for the past couple months has been the occurrence and effects of upper level low pressure systems. These tough to forecast systems bring a mixture of sun, rain, storms to the lowlands and even … Continue reading

Weather News

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]


WEATHER: Colder temps, + ‘S’ word mentioned in forecast for Sunday night

WEATHER: Colder temps, + ‘S’ word mentioned in forecast for Sunday night

The National Weather Service on Friday issued a ‘Special Weather Statement‘ warning of a chance of Snow showers Sunday night into Monday morning, with less than a half inch accumulation possible. But... [Read more]


WEATHER: Watch this weekend’s storm from the comfort of your computer

WEATHER: Watch this weekend’s storm from the comfort of your computer

As he’s done for us twice before, Burien photographer and weather enthusiast Chris Scragg is live-streaming this weekend’s wild weather – predicted to be very rainy and windy – and which... [Read more]


UPDATE: Stage 1 burn ban lifted for King, Pierce and Snohomish counties

UPDATE: Stage 1 burn ban lifted for King, Pierce and Snohomish counties

UPDATE 12/26/13 12:55 p.m.: The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency lifted the Stage 1 air quality burn bans for King, Pierce and Snohomish counties as of 11 a.m., so you can light that Yule Log back up “The... [Read more]


WEATHER: Check out snow totals & road conditions via these Webcams

WEATHER: Check out snow totals & road conditions via these Webcams

A little bit of white stuff came and is now melting, leaving most roads clear – check out the latest conditions via these Webcams: Wag the Dog Dogcam #2: And here’s the latest 7-day forecast: Today:... [Read more]


WEATHER UPDATE: ‘Winter Storm Watch’ issued; 1-5″ of snow expected

WEATHER UPDATE: ‘Winter Storm Watch’ issued; 1-5″ of snow expected

The National Weather Service issued an updated, ALL CAPS “Winter Storm Watch” Thursday morning (Dec. 19), warning of 1 to 5-inches of snow starting Thursday evening. So…Friday will likely... [Read more]


WEATHER: ‘Snow likely’ to start Thursday night

WEATHER: ‘Snow likely’ to start Thursday night

The National Weather Service is predicting that snow is “likely” starting Thursday night, Dec. 19, with accumulation of “less than one inch possible.” Sadly though, it will likely... [Read more]


WEATHER: ‘Light snow’ expected tonight, turning to rain/snow mix Tues.

WEATHER: ‘Light snow’ expected tonight, turning to rain/snow mix Tues.

The National Weather Service issued a ‘Winter Weather Advisory‘ Monday afternoon (Dec. 9), warning of snow in the forecast until Noon Tuesday, Dec. 10. “Light snow will fall over most... [Read more]


WEATHER: National Weather Service warning of light snow starting Monday

WEATHER: National Weather Service warning of light snow starting Monday

The National Weather Service issued a ‘Special Weather Statement‘ warning of light snow spreading inland from the coast on Monday, with accumulations less than an inch, then changing to rain... [Read more]