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Category: Weather Beat

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

November 26, 2014 at 6:06 AM

Minor flooding under way; more rain expected

UPDATE, 7:50 a.m. | Minor flooding was occurring this morning on parts of the Snoqualmie River near Carnation and Snoqualmie, on the Stillaguamish River at Arlington and on the Cowlitz River in Lewis County. Flooding also occurred along the Puyallup River at Orting, where recent levee work was crediting with keeping floodwaters away from the town. Major flooding is not expected, although…

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November 25, 2014 at 7:06 AM

NB Highway 99 reopens after accident in Battery Street Tunnel

UPDATE, 6:24 a.m. | The accident in the Battery Street Tunnel has cleared and all lanes are open, but long delays are expected as traffic begins to clear, according to the Seattle Department of Transportation. ORIGINAL POST | A collision at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday closed all northbound lanes of Highway 99 through the Battery Street tunnel…

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November 25, 2014 at 6:05 AM

Heavy rains cause flooding; Mt. Rainier National Park closes

UPDATE, 7:05 p.m. | The Snoqulamie River is on a Phase III flood alert, which means flooding of varied depths may occur in the entire Snoqualmie Valley. The Associated Press UPDATE, 12:10 p.m. | Mount Rainier National Park is closing due to flooding of the road by Kautz Creek near the Nisqually entrance, according to the…

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November 24, 2014 at 9:26 AM

Hwy. 20, Chinook, Cayuse passes closed for the winter

After temporary closures of Chinook and Cayuses passes over the weekend, the Washington State Department of Transportation has decided to keep the passes closed for the season as of Monday. WSDOT also has closed the North Cascades Highway (Highway 20) for the season after two more feet of snow fell Sunday and Monday. The avalanche risk is…

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Comments | More in General news, Weather Beat | Topics: Cayuse Pass, Chinook Pass, WSDOT

November 24, 2014 at 6:55 AM

Flood watch issued for Western Wash.; heavy rains through holiday

  UPDATE, 12:30 p.m. | Much of Western Washington, including King, Snohomish and Pierce counties, will be under a flood watch starting early Tuesday morning and continuing through Thursday morning, according to the National Weather Service. Skagit, Whatcom and Lewis counties also are included in the watch. Heavy rains starting overnight on Monday could bring ½ to 1¼ inches…

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Comments | More in General news, Weather Beat | Topics: driving, forecast, Thanksgiving

November 23, 2014 at 9:29 AM

Tornado warning issued for Pacific County

Update at 9:45 a.m.: The National Weather Service says the tornado warning for west-central Pacific County and northwest Wahkiakum County has expired as the storm has weakened. Update at 9:33 a.m.: The tornado warning has been extended until 9:45 a.m. and now includes northwestern Wahkiakum County. Original post: The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for…

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November 21, 2014 at 11:26 AM

Looking back at memorable Seattle-area snows

This week’s historic snow dump experienced by Buffalo, N.Y., got us thinking about our own memorable Seattle-area “snow events.” Everyone knows that snow here is  infrequent, but apparently that’s what makes it so traumatic for us when it does happen. Heaven forbid we try to drive to work with more than an inch of snow…

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November 20, 2014 at 8:51 PM

Heavy mountain snow expected; I-90 near Snoqualmie Pass reopens

Update at 8:20 p.m.: Eastbound Interstate 90 near Snoqulamie Pass has reopened. The transportation department estimates the roadway will close and reopen throughout the night. Update at 7:32 p.m.: Eastbound Interstate 90 near Snoqualmie Pass has closed because of heavy snow and disabled vehicles blocking the roadway. Update at 6:15 p.m.: Both directions of Interstate 90 near…

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November 20, 2014 at 6:54 AM

Snow, ice cause accidents across Eastern Washington

UPDATE, 1:50 p.m. | Winter storms made roads slick across Eastern Washington Thursday, triggering crashes that left one person dead. In Spokane, the first snow of the season caused at least 41 collisions. A fatal crash involving a semi-truck and two passenger vehicles occurred around 8:40 a.m. on State Route 2 near Deep Creek. The collision…

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Comments | More in General news, Weather Beat | Topics: passes, snow

November 18, 2014 at 9:43 AM

Rain, warmer low temps
should return midweek

Cold and clear skies will stick with the Seattle area through Tuesday, but the rain should be returning midweek, according to the National Weather Service forecast. The high temperatures, expected to be in the mid-50s, should stay about the same, said Jay Neher, an NWS meteorologist. But with the return of cloud cover, the lows…

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