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Category: Weather Beat

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

February 17, 2015 at 6:04 AM

Record high temperatures in Washington, Oregon

The Associated Press Temperatures hit record highs Monday in parts of Washington and Oregon as one of the mildest winters continues in the Northwest. The National Weather Service reported record highs of 59 at Sea-Tac Airport, 60 at Olympia, 62 at Hoquiam, 62 at Vancouver, 61 in Portland, 62 at Hillsboro, Oregon, and 66 at Salem, Oregon. Forecasters…


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February 9, 2015 at 6:10 AM

Forecast: One more rainstorm to hit NW on Monday

The Associated Press SEATTLE — Forecasters say Monday’s rain is the last of a series of storms that have been pouring into the Northwest since the middle of last week. The National Weather Service says Tuesday and Wednesday should be mostly dry in Washington. A chance of light showers returns by the end of the week, but…


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February 6, 2015 at 8:10 PM

Eastern Washington hit with dirty rain

SPOKANE — Residents of Eastern Washington are reporting rainfall that contained milky-colored or light gray dirt. The National Weather Service is stumped about the origin of the dirty rain. The weather service office in Spokane started receiving calls from across the region on Friday morning asking about the source of the dirt, which coated vehicles that were parked…


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February 6, 2015 at 12:51 PM

Mudslide hits railroad tracks between Seattle and Everett

The Associated Press EVERETT — A mudslide Friday morning covered the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad tracks just south of Everett. Spokesman Gus Melonas says the tracks were cleared for freight trains Friday afternoon but that Amtrak and Sound Transit passenger trains have to wait 48 hours — until late Sunday morning — to resume service. Rail…


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February 6, 2015 at 11:47 AM

Rain-swollen Duckabush River floods homes at Brinnon

Seattle Times staff and The Associated Press BRINNON, Jefferson County — A flooding river has washed over at least a half-dozen homes at Brinnon on the Olympic Peninsula. Tanda McMillin, with Jefferson County Emergency Management, said the houses suffered minor flooding. “It looks devastating, but it’s only a few inches,” she said. On Friday morning, swift-water rescue teams were…


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February 6, 2015 at 5:58 AM

Record rainfall raises landslide danger in W. Washington

The Associated Press The National Weather Service says days of heavy rainfall have increased the threat of landslides in western Washington. Rains that began midweek are forecast to continue through the weekend, putting extra pressure on steep hillsides and unstable bluffs for days — even after rainfall ends. The Weather Service says a record 1.03 inches of rain…


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February 5, 2015 at 5:53 AM

Rain expected to stay for 5 days, snarls morning commute

  UPDATE, 9:30 a.m. | Traffic continues to be slow throughout the area with multiple accidents. A collision on I-405 northbound just north of Highway 167 is blocking multiple lanes and slowing traffic. An earlier stalled semi-truck on northbound Highway 167 near South 180th has cleared, but traffic remains backed up. ORIGINAL POST | The National Weather Service…


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February 4, 2015 at 6:06 AM

Forecast: Series of rain storms headed for Northwest

The Associated Press SEATTLE — The National Weather Service says a series of storms are headed for the Northwest that will bring waves of rain with short breaks through the weekend. The strongest storm arrives with winds Wednesday night and Thursday. Forecasters say there could be more than 2 inches of rain in the Cascades and an…


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February 3, 2015 at 6:16 AM

Forecast: Heavy rains, mild temps across Washington

It’s February in the Northwest and we can expect heavy rains throughout the week, according to the National Weather Service forecast. Temperatures will reach the low 50s Tuesday in the Seattle area with an increasing chance of rain. Highs for the rest of the week are expected to be in the mid-50s. Forecasters expect heavy rain…


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