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Category: Weather Beat

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

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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December 30, 2014 at 6:18 AM

Chilly temps, but sunny skies through New Year’s Day

The Seattle area will see clear skies and cold temperatures Tuesday through Thursday with lows  in the low 20s and highs in the mid 30s, according to the National Weather Service. The lowest temperatures of the season so far are expected Tuesday night in Eastern Washington. Forecasters expect lows of 3 to 9 degrees, and…


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December 29, 2014 at 6:07 AM

Arctic air moving into Northwest for rest of year

The Associated Press Forecasters say Arctic air moving into the Northwest will push temperatures below normal in many areas into New Year’s Day. The Weather Service says the air is dry. Clear skies should keep significant snow away from Washington and Oregon until possibly next weekend when precipitation could return. Winds on Monday will increase the wind chill,…


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December 25, 2014 at 7:35 PM

Storm could mean 18 to 30 inches of snow in Cascades

UPDATED, Friday at 7:30 a.m. Skiers and folks returning across the Cascade passes could be in for a difficult go Saturday. Between 18 and 30 inches of snow is forecast in a storm expected to hit Friday night and last through late Saturday night, according to a winter storm watch from the National Weather Service (NWS). Meteorologist Chris…


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December 24, 2014 at 5:48 AM

Snow in the mountains, but
cloudy Christmas for W. Wash.

The Associated Press The only Christmas Eve snow in Washington is expected in the mountains. The National Weather Service says 3 to 5 inches will fall in the Cascades Wednesday before tapering off by late afternoon. The Transportation Department says drivers Wednesday morning can expect snow in the passes. Snow and slush were reported on Snoqualmie and White…


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December 23, 2014 at 1:15 PM

2014 on track to be warmest ever for Seattle area

The year 2014 is on track to be the warmest ever recorded at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, in records going back to 1945, according to the National Weather Service. Sea-Tac’s average temperature so far in 2014 has been 55.5 degrees — surpassing the 1995 mark of 54.4 degrees, said Ted Buehner, warning coordination meteorologist at the Weather…



December 23, 2014 at 9:03 AM

Travelers: By air or land, planning could pay off

Update at 6:30: Rain may be mixed with snow at elevations above 500 feet in the interior lowlands Tuesday evening and early Wednesday, the National Weather Service said Tuesday afternoon. Heavy rain is forecast to continue through Wednesday morning, with the possibility of snow. If snow does fall, it will be too warm to stick on roads…


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December 19, 2014 at 6:02 AM

Pair of warm, wet storms headed for Washington

The Associated Press Forecasters expect a rainy weekend in Washington as a pair of wet, warm fronts blow into the state on the jet stream. The Weather Service forecasts more than three inches of rain in the Olympics and Cascades. Locally heavy snow is possible Saturday morning when the snow level is around 3,000 feet, but that’s…


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December 18, 2014 at 6:09 AM

Wet and breezy Northwest weekend in the forecast

The Associated Press Forecasters say it will be a breezy, rainy weekend across most of Washington. A strong, moist wet flow from the Pacific is expected to bring heavy rain to the coast and mountains in Western Washington. The Weather Service says the snow level remains high in the Cascades, but highway passes could be slick. Light mountain snow…


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