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  • 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

  • PHOTOS: Beautiful, bountiful coating of snow falls over region
    by Scott Schaefer on February 14, 2021 at 1:29 am

    A beautiful, bountiful coating of snow fell over the region starting Friday night, Feb. 12, and is expected to continue through Sunday night before turning to slush and rain. Measurements of between 8-10+ inches of the white stuff fell, creating a wonderful Valentine’s winter wonderland. The National Weather Service says that Friday and Saturday’s snowfall ended up

  • National Weather Service issues Winter Storm Warning for overnight snowstorm
    by Scott Schaefer on February 12, 2021 at 11:11 pm

    The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning – with “heavy snow expected” – starting Friday night, Feb. 12 at 10 p.m. and continuing through Saturday, Feb. 13 at 4 p.m. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches are possible overnight, professional prognosticators said, with further snow accumulation of 1 to 3

  • UPDATE: Burien’s Severe Weather Shelter will remain open through Saturday night
    by Scott Schaefer on February 11, 2021 at 1:49 am

    UPDATE: Burien’s Severe Weather Shelter will remain open through Saturday night, Feb. 13, 2021, at Highline United Methodist Church. With temps predicted to be in the mid-20s and the possibility of snow, this shelter plays a vital part in helping our community’s homeless population. “We had a successful first night at the Severe Weather Shelter,”

  • WEATHER: Chance of snow coming as early as Wednesday night & continuing thru weekend
    by Scott Schaefer on February 10, 2021 at 1:17 am

    The National Weather Service is predicting that cold air from the interior of British Columbia will continue to filter into the region through the end of the week, bringing with it a chance of SNOW. “A series of weather systems will bring the potential for impactful snowfall to the area,” weather experts said. The first