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Category: Weather Beat

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

December 1, 2014 at 10:52 AM

Severe weather shelters open in Kent, Renton

Due to cold weather conditions, the city of Kent is opening a severe weather shelter Monday night at Kent Lutheran Church. The shelter will be open at 9 p.m. for check-in and registration and will close at 7 in the morning. Located at 336 Second Avenue South, the shelter is operated by Catholic Community Services staff and…

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Comments | More in General news, Weather Beat | Topics: cold weather, Kent, shelter

December 1, 2014 at 5:52 AM

Cold temperatures to ease by midweek in Washington

The Associated Press Forecasters say the frigid temperatures in Washington will moderate over the next couple of days with the weather changing on Wednesday. The National Weather Service expects warmer temperatures and clouds with a chance of rain in Western Washington from midweek into the weekend. Lake Stevens, Granite Falls, North Kitsap and South Whidbey schools are…

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Comments | More in General news, Weather Beat | Topics: cold, weather

November 29, 2014 at 2:18 PM

Boater rescued on Lake Washington, used cell phone to get help

A 57-year-old man was rescued from a capsized pedal boat in Lake Washington on Saturday afternoon, after he called for help from his cell phone. Seattle police and fire crews responded to the overturned boat at 12:30 p.m., Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore said. The phone was in an airtight case. The man was not wearing a life jacket or any…

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Comments | Topics: boat, Lake Washington, rescue

November 29, 2014 at 10:34 AM

Wind knocks out power to thousands

UPDATE, 3 p.m. | Puget Sound Energy currently has 15,004 customers without power around Puget Sound. Seattle City Light is reporting just over 9,000, mostly north of the city. UPDATE, 2:50 p.m. | KOMO reported on Twitter that the Edmonds ferry is delayed because wind knocked out power to the dock and the ramp can’t be…

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Comments | More in Weather Beat | Topics: outage, Puget Sound Energy, Seattle City Light

November 28, 2014 at 6:11 AM

Bundle up: Cold, possible snow headed to Western Wash.

UPDATE, 2:45 p.m. | Reports of snow mixed with rain in the Shoreline and Everett areas. So far it’s not sticking. UPDATE 1:13 p.m. | The National Weather Service says get ready for the cold because we’ve seen the high temperatures for the day. Johnny Burg, meteorologist with the weather service, said “we’ve already seen our…

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Comments | More in General news, Weather Beat | Topics: convergence zone, Puget Sound, snow

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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Comments | More in General news, Weather Beat | Topics: rain

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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Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit, Weather Beat | Topics: Interstate 5, Traffic

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

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