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Category: Weather Beat

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

April 24, 2014 at 6:04 AM

Seattle set to beat precipitation record; avalanche danger in Cascades

The Associated Press Seattle is close to breaking a rainfall record this spring. The National Weather Service says the Seattle precipitation record from Feb. 1 through April 30 is 18.97 inches set in 1972. As of 4 a.m. Thursday, the total this year was 18.91 inches. Also, the National Weather Service is warning of avalanches on the west…


0 Comments | More in General news, Weather Beat | Topics: precipitation, record, spring

April 18, 2014 at 8:18 PM

High-surf advisory issued for Washington coast

The Associated Press Clam diggers on the Washington coast this weekend should be alert for big waves. The National Weather Service forecasts a high surf Saturday night into Sunday, with 16- to 19-foot waves. Forecasters say the waves could race up beaches farther than normal and surprise diggers. The state Fish and Wildlife Department has approved More

0 Comments | More in General news, Weather Beat | Topics: clam digging, Copalis, Long Beach

April 9, 2014 at 2:32 PM

Family says missing slide victim’s remains found Wednesday

The brother-in-law of an Oso mudslide victim who has been listed as missing, Mark Gustafson, 55, said he was about 30 yards away on the debris field Wednesday morning when Gustafson’s remains were found. “It’s not official yet, but we knew it was him because of the tattoo on his shoulder,” said Doug Smith, a brother-in-law from Galena,…


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April 4, 2014 at 6:07 AM

Inch of rain forecast this weekend at Oso mudslide

The Associated Press SEATTLE — About an inch of rain is forecast this weekend at the Oso mudslide where a few dry days this week have helped searchers looking for bodies from the March 22 landslide. The National Weather Service says steady rain could cause the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River to rise by about half…


0 Comments | More in General news, Weather Beat | Topics: Oso, Oso mudslide, weather

March 28, 2014 at 10:17 PM

Seattle logs wettest March on record

The National Weather Service says Seattle has already logged the wettest March since record-keeping started back in the 1890s — and more rain is forecast through Monday. Meteorologist Jeff Michalski said the rainfall total as of Friday evening was 8.87 inches for the month. The wettest previous March at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport was in 1950, when 8.40…


0 Comments | More in Weather Beat | Topics: National Weather Service

March 25, 2014 at 7:35 AM

Slide search continues in rain; FEMA to arrive

UPDATE 9:30 a.m. | Despite the forecast of rain through the week in the area of the massive mudslide, visibility was good this morning and is expected to allow airborne searchers a thorough look at the area, said Snohomish County Emergency Services Director John Pennington. With 14 confirmed dead and 176 reports of people remaining unaccounted for, Pennington said the chance of…


0 Comments | More in General news, Weather Beat | Topics: conditions, Harborview, landslide

March 10, 2014 at 9:07 PM

Avalanche at Crystal Mountain: ‘bigger result than anticipated’

The Associated Press An avalanche that was intentionally triggered by the Ski Patrol brought down more snow than expected and wiped out a chairlift at the Crystal Mountain resort at Mount Rainier. No one was injured. The area had been closed, and the explosion was set off at 4:45 p.m. Monday after the resort had closed,…


0 Comments | More in General news, Homepage, Sports, Weather Beat | Topics: High Campbell lift, The Throne

March 10, 2014 at 5:38 AM

Drier forecast and a taste of spring by mid-week

The Associated Press The National Weather Service says the steady rains should turn to showers Monday and the state should dry out with a mostly clear period from Tuesday through Thursday. It could feel like spring mid-week when temperatures reach the 50s and 60s under sunny skies across the state. Until then, flood warnings for the Snohomish, Snoqualmie,…


0 Comments | More in General news, Weather Beat | Topics: drier, spring, Washington

March 9, 2014 at 11:57 AM

Flood warnings in effect until Monday night on some rivers

Due to heavy rain over the weekend, the National Weather Service issued another flood warning on Sunday morning for several rivers that extends until late Monday night. The rains pushed the Snoqualmie River nearly three feet above flood stage, and it’s expected to crest near 56.6 feet by 5 a.m. Monday. The Snoqualmie River is expected…


0 Comments | More in General news, Weather Beat | Topics: flood warnings, rain, rivers

March 9, 2014 at 11:10 AM

Rains send sewage into Port Angeles Harbor

PORT ANGELES  (AP) — Public health officials in Port Angeles are warning people away from waters of Port Angeles Harbor after heavy rains sent about 6 million gallons of combined rain and raw sewage into the harbor. The Peninsula Daily News reports that last week’s rainfall overwhelmed the stormwater system, forcing untreated sewage and…


0 Comments | More in General news, Weather Beat | Topics: fecal bacteria, Port Angeles harbor, sewage

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