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  • WEATHER: You might want to secure your outdoor stuff – rain/wind on its way
    by Scott Schaefer on September 16, 2021 at 8:26 pm

    The National Weather Service is warning of a weather system that will arrive overnight, loaded with lots of rain and wind, with possible gusts up to 50 MPH. It’s kind of hard to believe that our recent warm and sunny weather might make such a drastic change, but welcome to autumn in the Northwest. You

  • Wildfire Smoke Alert issue for Puget Sound region
    by Scott Schaefer on August 12, 2021 at 9:43 pm

    A Wildfire Smoke Alert was issued by the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency and local public health agencies of King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish counties on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021. “Air pollution is increasing due to wildfire smoke and may cause health problems,” the alert said. “Winds are bringing wildfire smoke into the Puget Sound

  • Cooling Center will open at Burien Community Center later this week
    by Scott Schaefer on August 11, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    With high temperatures expected later this week, the City of Burien is opening the Burien Community Center to operate as a cooling center later this week, including Thursday, Aug. 12, Friday, Aug. 13, and Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021, the city announced Wednesday. This is in response to the “Excessive Heat Warning” issued by the National

  • WEATHER ALERT: ‘Excessive Heat Watch’ issued for region starting Wednesday, Aug. 11
    by Scott Schaefer on August 9, 2021 at 5:32 pm

    An ‘Excessive Heat Watch’ has been issued by the National Weather Service, projected to run from this Wednesday, Aug. 11 through Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021. While it won’t likely break the record-setting 108 degrees set at Sea-Tac Airport on June 27, 2021, it will still get quite toasty. Weather experts say to expect hot conditions,

  • Burien City Hall will open as cooling center on Tuesday, June 29
    by Scott Schaefer on June 29, 2021 at 6:25 pm

    With high temperatures expected to continue today, the City of Burien announced that it will open Burien City Hall to operate as a cooling center, from 1 – 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 29, 2021. WHEN: Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 1–6 p.m. WHERE: Burien City Hall, 400 SW 152nd St (first floor), Burien CAPACITY: There

  • Three cooling centers will be open in Burien on Monday, June 28
    by Scott Schaefer on June 28, 2021 at 8:02 pm

    With high temperatures expected to soar past 100 degrees, three cooling centers will be open in Burien today – Monday, June 28, 2021: Burien Community Center, 14700 6th Ave SW, Burien Monday, June 28, 1–6 p.m. There is space for 37 people. While not fully air conditioned, the Burien Community Center will be cooler than outside.

  • URGENT: Des Moines’ SR3 urgently needs pool pump to keep seal pups cool
    by Scott Schaefer on June 28, 2021 at 4:53 pm

    From our sister site The Waterland Blog: The unseasonal heat wave is bringing temperatures across Puget Sound 20 degrees higher than average, and Sealife Response, Rehabilitation and Response’s (SR3) newly-opened marinelife hospital needs help. This new Des Moines location is designed to keep rescued sea life like turtles, seals, porpoises and otters comfortable, and this extraordinary

  • Fire Chief warns that risk of ‘severe structure fires is highest I’ve ever seen in my 30-year career’
    by Scott Schaefer on June 25, 2021 at 3:30 pm

    A record-breaking heat wave is expected to hit our area Friday and continue into early next week, which – combined with dry conditions – has heightened the risk of fire. And King County Fire District No. 2 Fire Chief Mike Marrs has a dire warning for residents. “We are entering into the driest period before

  • National Weather Service issues ‘Excessive Heat Watch’ for this weekend
    by Scott Schaefer on June 24, 2021 at 8:55 pm

    The National Weather Service has issued an “Excessive Heat Watch” for the region, starting Friday afternoon, June 25, through Monday evening, June 28, 2021. “Dangerously hot conditions with afternoon highs in the 90s and near 100 possible Saturday through Monday,” prognosticators said. Sunday is predicted to be the hottest – “Sunny and hot, with a high

  • UPDATE: Seahurst Park has reopened
    by Scott Schaefer on February 16, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    UPDATE TUESDAY, FEB. 16, 2021: Burien’s Seahurst Park has reopened after being closed due to hazardous conditions. The closure was due to snow and ice-laden trees, which can be dangerous, along with slippery pathways. The road going into the park had to be plowed out and the city says it needed time to clear sidewalks