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Category: Weather Beat

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

January 16, 2015 at 6:32 AM

Forecast: Morning showers, but warm; snow in the mountains

It’s almost  balmy out there for a January Seattle day, with an expected high in the low 50s, according to the National Weather Service forecast. Expect showers in the morning, shifting into a mostly cloudy day with lows near 38 Friday night. We should be getting plenty of rain on Saturday and into Sunday morning,…

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January 15, 2015 at 6:13 AM

Forecast: Rain in Puget Sound, snow in the Cascades

The Associated Press Forecasters say a storm blowing into Washington Thursday night and Friday will bring rain to western Washington and snow to the mountains. It also will bring snow or freezing rain to parts of eastern Washington that will persist through the weekend. The National Weather Service forecasts about an inch of rain by Friday in…

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January 14, 2015 at 5:53 AM

Forecast: Rain should clear away the fog in Washington

The Associated Press Forecasters say the pattern of morning fog and sunny afternoons will likely end Wednesday as rain moves into Washington on Thursday. Highs should be around 50. The National Weather Service expects 1 to 3 inches of rain in the Olympics and Cascades by Friday. The snow level will range between 4,500 and 6,000 feet,…

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January 6, 2015 at 5:48 PM

Roads, highways remain closed due to W. Washington flooding

A dozen roads in the Snoqualmie Valley remain closed because of Monday’s flooding from the Snoqualmie River, according to the King County Department of Transportation. The following roads are closed because of water over the roadway: Snoqualmie: Southeast 24th Street between 309th Avenue Southeast and 316th Avenue Southeast Carnation: Northeast 100th Street between West Snoqualmie Valley Road…

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January 5, 2015 at 4:29 PM

Snoqualmie issues evacuation notices for downtown

The City of Snoqualmie is issuing evacuation notices for residents of a downtown neighborhood as water levels from the Snoqulamie River continue to rise. Residents and businesses in the Southeast Park Street neighborhood of downtown Snoqualmie should evacuate the area now, the city said. The streets affected are Mountain Avenue Southeast, Southeast Walnut and…

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January 5, 2015 at 11:39 AM

Mudslides, flooding slow rail traffic in Washington

The Associated Press Mudslides and flooding are having an impact on railroad traffic in Washington. Trees and mud that slid onto the tracks from a slope near South Bellingham caused BNSF Railway to issue a 48-hour suspension of passenger operations on the line that runs between Seattle and Vancouver, B.C. BNSF spokesman Gus Melonas says the slide happened…

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January 5, 2015 at 5:50 AM

Hoquiam neighborhood evacuated due to landslide danger

The Associated Press UPDATED, 2:30 p.m. | Nearly 200 people in Hoquiam are cut off after a landslide blocked the only road out of the area, according to reports from KING5. The landslide occurred on Beacon Hill Drive and it could remain blocked for days, city officials say. The Coast Guard is on stand-by in case of…

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December 31, 2014 at 7:39 AM

New Year’s Eve: Forget umbrella, but bring your warm coat

Temperatures will stay cold for your New Year’s Eve celebration, but you can leave the umbrella at home Wednesday night, according to the forecast from the National Weather Service. Highs will be near 40 Wednesday with the low dropping to about 28. Skies should stay mostly clear. New Year’s Day looks to be mostly sunny with…

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December 30, 2014 at 3:05 PM

Snowshoer killed in Mount Rainier storm identified

The Associated Press TACOMA  — The Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office says it has confirmed the identity of a snowshoer killed in a severe storm on Mount Rainier over the weekend. The man was identified Tuesday as 37-year-old Louis Landry of Puyallup. Park officials say Landry was heading up to spend Saturday night at Camp Muir, a stone…

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