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Category: Weather Beat

Keeping track of news about weather in Seattle and the Northwest.

October 19, 2014 at 12:05 PM

After Sunday’s sun, wet week is forecast

Catch some of Sunday afternoon’s sunshine, because a sharp change is on the way. Johnny Burg of the National Weather Service said a wet weather system is expected to move into Western Washington on Monday, with a wetter one behind it on Tuesday and Wednesday. Burg said forecasters aren’t sure how much rain to expect but said…

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October 15, 2014 at 6:51 AM

Rain, not snow, expected on Cascade passes

From the Associated Press: The Weather Service forecasts snow Wednesday in the high country of the Washington Cascades. Forecasters say 3-to-7 inches of snow are possible at the Sunrise Ranger Station at Mount Rainier. Snow also is expected at Artist Point at Mount Baker and Washington Pass on the North Cascades Highway. But with the snow level at…

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October 13, 2014 at 6:42 AM

Rain, snow blowing in to Western Washington

From the Associated Press: The Weather Service forecasts significant rainfall Monday night and Tuesday in Western Washington with showery weather continuing across the state until the weekend. Forecasters expect up to an inch-and-a-half of rain on the coast, up to an inch or more for the interior lowlands, and up to two inches over the mountains. The snow…

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October 10, 2014 at 6:06 AM

Sneaker wave warning on Washington, Oregon coasts

The Associated Press PORTLAND — The National Weather Service says dangerous sneaker waves are possible this weekend on the coast of Oregon and Southwest Washington. Waves as high as 18 feet could unexpectedly reach farther up the beach than expected or knock people off jetties and rocks. The weather service says people at the beach shouldn’t turn their…

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October 7, 2014 at 7:45 AM

Endless summer is over: Cold, wet coming to Northwest

The Associated Press Tuesday may be the last day of summer-like weather across the Northwest. The National Weather Service says the change to the fall pattern will occur this week with cooler temperatures and increasing rain. Many areas saw the summer pattern ending in a blaze of sunshine Monday with some record temperatures. The 78 at Sea-Tac…

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September 15, 2014 at 2:17 PM

Man arrested after swim at Colman Dock

Update at 2:47 p.m.: A 45-year-old man who jumped into the water off Colman Dock and swam out to one of the ferry piers, preventing a ferry from docking on time, was arrested on investigation of second-degree malicious mischief, according to Seattle police. State law says that a person can be charged with second-degree malicious mischief if they…

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September 12, 2014 at 9:15 AM

That was not an eruption: Winds kick up St. Helens dust

The Associated Press VANCOUVER, Wash. — A pilot observed light volcanic ash in the air Thursday near Mount St. Helens. The Cascades Volcano Observatory in Vancouver says there is no eruptive activity at the mountain. A spokeswoman, Carolyn Driedger, said Friday the ash was kicked up by high winds — a common phenomenon at St. Helens, Mount Hood…

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September 11, 2014 at 10:11 PM

Winds fan wildfire that damages 3 Wash. homes

PORTLAND, Ore. — High winds and warm temperatures are challenging Northwest firefighters, especially in the typically windy Columbia River Gorge where a windblown wildfire on the Washington side damaged three homes and smoke from a fire on the Oregon side temporarily restricted traffic on Interstate 84. The National Weather Service says winds in the White Salmon,…

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September 10, 2014 at 10:20 PM

Weather Service issues red flag warning for W. Washington

A forecast combination of strong winds, low humidity and dry fuels has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a red flag warning for a large portion of Western Washington from Thursday morning to Friday evening. A red flag warning means that weather conditions could contribute to active fire behavior that would spread rapidly, the National…

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