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Super Typhoon Songda Threatens the Pacific Northwest

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 - Update October 12th 7:15 am: A High Wind Watch has been issued by the National Weather Service in Seattle for Thursday evening thru Friday morning. There is potential for damaging sustained winds of 30 to 40 mph gusting to 50 … Continue reading

Very Wet and Windy Weekend – Weather Model Update

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 - **Weather models four days in the future are used to roughly predict patterns and trends, not specific weather events. This is not a forecast, and the actual outcome is not certain. Please use the National Weather Service for actual forecasts** Monday morning’s … Continue reading

A Look at Weather Models and Possible Windstorms Next Weekend

Sun, 09 Oct 2016 - This is a speculation of current weather models looking at a possibly very stormy period: next Thursday through Sunday. The current forecast is for wet and windy weather. Stay tuned to Puget Sound Weather Geek on the Facebook Page for … Continue reading

Surprise Power Outages!

Sun, 09 Oct 2016 - Close to 8000 households are without power this evening as gusts trim down leafy trees. Even mild wind storms are known to cause power outages early in the fall season due to unfallen leaves on the trees. Winds are expected … Continue reading

The Beginning of Stormy Weather

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 - As the meteorologists eye the weather models, I think it’s time to get the raincoats ready! Stormy weather is on the horizon and I’m excited! It has been a graceful transition from summer to fall so far. Warm and sunny … Continue reading

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PHOTOS: Olympic Mountains show off fresh dusting of snow in view from Burien

PHOTOS: Olympic Mountains show off fresh dusting of snow in view from Burien

Courtesy resident Elston Hill comes these great photos of a fresh dusting of snow on the Olympic Mountains, as photographed from his Burien home on Monday morning, Nov. 28 (click images to see larger versions):  Read More →


PHOTO: Did you see the amazing rainbow over Puget Sound Saturday morning?

PHOTO: Did you see the amazing rainbow over Puget Sound Saturday morning?

Resident Elston Hill captured this great photo of an amazing rainbow seen over Puget Sound from his Burien home on Saturday morning, Nov. 26. “It was so dark at 7:40 a.m. this morning that the last... [Read more]


PODCAST: Diamond theft; taking on the FAA; bad logo; weather & more…

PODCAST: Diamond theft; taking on the FAA; bad logo; weather & more…

Here’s episode #74 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: Gunshots a mystery; new Interim City Manager; Jack Mayne…

PODCAST: Gunshots a mystery; new Interim City Manager; Jack Mayne…

Here’s episode #72 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]


WEATHER: If you live near Puget Sound, be ready for possible flooding Saturday

WEATHER: If you live near Puget Sound, be ready for possible flooding Saturday

Photo from a Nov. 2011 storm at Three Tree Point courtesy Randy Schmidt. The potent remnants of Super Typhoon Songda are expected to slam into the region on Saturday afternoon (Oct. 15), and things could... [Read more]


PHOTOS: Rainbow hits area before the storm Friday morning

PHOTOS: Rainbow hits area before the storm Friday morning

As the Typhoon Songda-geddon storm lurks closer and closer, enjoy this beautiful rainbow, photographed by resident Elston Hill Friday morning, Oct. 14 (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):  Read More →


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

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

The first storm of the weekend has hit, causing a power outage for around 4,000 in Burien Friday morning, and with conditions worsening it might be a good idea to just hunker down. Fear not, dear Readers,... [Read more]


First weekend storm puts thousands in the dark in Burien Friday morning

First weekend storm puts thousands in the dark in Burien Friday morning

The first damage from this weekend’s first storm put 3,964 customers in the dark in Burien Friday morning, Oct. 14. Seattle City Light reports that it is still investigating the cause of the outage. Puget... [Read more]


VIDEO: Update on this weekend’s storms from the Puget Sound Weather Geek

VIDEO: Update on this weekend’s storms from the Puget Sound Weather Geek

Chris Scragg, our Puget Sound Weather Geek, did a live video on Facebook Thursday night (Oct. 13) with updates about this weekend’s storms – here it is: (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];... [Read more]


UPDATE: All outdoor volunteer events this weekend have been cancelled

UPDATE: All outdoor volunteer events this weekend have been cancelled

From Elissa Ostergaard, Miller-Walker Basin Steward: All outdoor volunteer events this weekend are CANCELLED due to the forecasted storm and high winds.  Here are a couple links showing details – first,... [Read more]


PHOTOS: ‘Alpenglow’ phenomenon spotted from Burien

PHOTOS: ‘Alpenglow’ phenomenon spotted from Burien

Resident Elston Hill sent us these beautiful photos he took from his Burien home, showing an ‘Alpenglow’ on Wednesday morning, Oct. 12. According to Wikipedia, an Alpenglow is: “An optical... [Read more]


Puget Sound Weather Geek: Super Typhoon Songda threatens the Northwest

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Super Typhoon Songda threatens the Northwest

UPDATE WED., OCT. 12: A High Wind Watch has been issued by the National Weather Service in Seattle for Thursday evening thru Friday morning. There is potential for damaging sustained winds of 30 to 40... [Read more]


Puget Sound Weather Geek: Power outage affects nearly 8,000 Saturday

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Power outage affects nearly 8,000 Saturday

by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Close to 8,000 households lost power Saturday, Oct. 8, as wind gusts trimmed down leafy trees in areas between Three Tree Point and White Center: Seattle City... [Read more]


Puget Sound Weather Geek: Stormy Weather is on the horizon and I’m excited!

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Stormy Weather is on the horizon and I’m excited!

by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek As the meteorologists eye the weather models, I think it’s time to get the raincoats ready – because stormy weather is on the horizon and I’m excited! It... [Read more]


Puget Sound Weather Geek: Why you should prepare for windstorms this winter

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Why you should prepare for windstorms this winter

by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek The Climate Prediction Center came out with an outlook on the El Nino/La Nina climate patterns for this year, and it looks “neither here nor there.”... [Read more]


Puget Sound Weather Geek: Is Summer Over?

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Is Summer Over?

by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Probably. After another sweltering wave of heat last week where temperatures got into the 90s, and Fire Weather Watches and Heat Advisories were issued across... [Read more]


PHOTOS: Forest fire smoke paints red sunset over The Brothers mountains

PHOTOS: Forest fire smoke paints red sunset over The Brothers mountains

Resident Elston Hill shares these photos, saying that the reddish sunset over ‘The Brothers’ mountains on Tuesday night (Aug. 23) must be from forest fires in the Olympics (click images to... [Read more]


PHOTOS: Amazing late summer sunsets as seen from Burien

PHOTOS: Amazing late summer sunsets as seen from Burien

Courtesy resident Elston Hill comes these amazing photos of two gorgeous sunsets as seen from Burien over the last two days (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):  Read More →


Puget Sound Weather Geek: Stormy August Day!

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Stormy August Day!

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Stormy August Day! It’s a chilly August day and showers are scattered across... [Read more]


Puget Sound Weather Geek: Stormy morning, but a great week ahead

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Stormy morning, but a great week ahead

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek We’re starting off the day to a stormy start as an upper level low popped... [Read more]