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Category: Weather Beat

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

December 19, 2014 at 6:02 AM

Pair of warm, wet storms headed for Washington

The Associated Press Forecasters expect a rainy weekend in Washington as a pair of wet, warm fronts blow into the state on the jet stream. The Weather Service forecasts more than three inches of rain in the Olympics and Cascades. Locally heavy snow is possible Saturday morning when the snow level is around 3,000 feet, but that’s…


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December 18, 2014 at 6:09 AM

Wet and breezy Northwest weekend in the forecast

The Associated Press Forecasters say it will be a breezy, rainy weekend across most of Washington. A strong, moist wet flow from the Pacific is expected to bring heavy rain to the coast and mountains in Western Washington. The Weather Service says the snow level remains high in the Cascades, but highway passes could be slick. Light mountain snow…


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December 16, 2014 at 6:06 AM

Traveling? Light snow expected across E. Washington

The Associated Press There’s a 40 percent chance of rain Tuesday morning in the Seattle area with highs in the upper 40s, according to the National Weather Service forecast. Lows are expected to be around 40. Light snow is forecast Tuesday over most of Eastern Washington, and snow in the Cascades is reaching the highway…


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December 12, 2014 at 4:55 AM

Thousands in W. Washington still without power; crews making progress

  Seattle Times staff and The Associated Press Update at 4:20 p.m.: About 45,000 Puget Sound Energy and Snohomish County PUD customers remain without power Friday afternoon. Crews are having to clear trees that were knocked down and untangle wires before they are able to make repairs. Vashon Highway Southwest between Southwest 112th Street and 116th Street is…


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December 11, 2014 at 7:28 PM

170K customers without power across Western Washington

Update at 10:25 p.m.: More than 11,400 Seattle City Light customers are without power as wind whips through the region Thursday night. Multiple outages are affecting more than 170,000 customers in Western Washington. The National Weather Service recorded wind gusts of 48 mph at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Thursday night, but flight delays have not yet…


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December 10, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Inslee declares emergency to aid roadway repairs

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee has declared a state of emergency in five counties in order to help with emergency repairs to roads damaged in recent storms. The proclamation signed Wednesday allows the state transportation department to seek federal money for roadway damage that occurred between Nov. 25 and Dec. 1. The proclamation covers Clallam, Jefferson, King,…


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December 9, 2014 at 5:58 AM

Heavy rains pushing Western Wash. rivers to flood levels

The Associated Press UPDATE, 10:10 a.m. | Strong winds in Kitsap, Whatcom and Skagit counties are triggering power outages, Puget Sound Energy reports. More than 4,000 customers are without power, according to the PSE outage map. Seattle City Light reports three outages affecting 384 customers, but two of those were for planned work. If you lose…


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December 8, 2014 at 6:02 AM

Heavy rain could flood some Western Wash. rivers

The Associated Press SEATTLE — Forecasters say heavy rain will blow into Washington Monday afternoon through Wednesday. The National Weather Service says the heaviest rain will fall on the coast, Olympics and Cascades. With the snow level above 7,000 feet, the rain will fill rivers and flooding is possible. Rain from the storm could total 10 to 13…


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December 5, 2014 at 6:27 AM

Friday’s forecast: Rain in Seattle area; freezing rain on passes

Morning’s showers should taper off with a high near 51 in the Seattle area on Friday, according to the National Weather Service forecast. More rain is expected Friday night and into Saturday morning, according to the NWS. Sunday looks like the best day of the weekend with partly cloudy skies and only a 20 percent chance…


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