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Category: Weather Beat

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

July 23, 2014 at 7:40 AM

Rain, rain and more rain, for now anyway

Heading out the door to work? Ditch those cute sandals and grab your umbrella because the Seattle gloom is back … for now. The National Weather Service said to expect a day of rain and thunderstorms in Western Washington, with temperatures in just the upper 60s. The showers will taper to a drizzle before disappearing Thursday…


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July 22, 2014 at 6:10 AM

Thunderstorms forecast Wednesday in Washington

The Associated Press Forecasters say a stormy day Wednesday could bring heavy rain to Western Washington and thunderstorms to Eastern Washington where lightning could spark new wildfires and flash floods could sweep debris down freshly burned hills. The National Weather Service says an inch-and-a-half of rain could fall in Western Washington breaking records for July 23. The…


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July 21, 2014 at 10:15 AM

Okanogan County fire now largest in state history

Even as one of Washington’s wildfires became the largest in state history Monday — burning an area 4.5 times the size of Seattle —  fire crews and aid workers are bracing for the possibility that lightning could trigger a new round of fires by midweek. “It’s tough to say, at this point, what to expect,” said Ryan Fliehman, National Weather Service…


Comments | More in General news, Weather Beat | Topics: biggest, Carlton, fire

July 11, 2014 at 6:05 AM

Northwest heat wave expected to last into next week

The Associated Press SEATTLE — The Weather Service says a Northwest heat wave will last into the middle of next week. Forecasters have issued an excessive heat watch for the weekend in the Seattle metro area, meaning the prolonged period of high temperatures could cause heat-related illnesses and accidents. Highs in Seattle are expected in the 80s…


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July 2, 2014 at 7:47 AM

Hot enough? Tuesday was hottest day since 2010

You probably know the 94-degree high set at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport yesterday was a record for the day, but get this: It hasn’t been that hot since 2010. Kirby Cook, meteorologist for the National Weather Service, said Sea-Tac hasn’t recorded a temperature that high since Aug. 15, 2010 — when the high was 96 degree during…


Comments | More in Weather Beat | Topics: 96 degrees, hottest day in four years, National Weather Service

July 1, 2014 at 5:15 PM

How hot is it? Record-breaking hot in Seattle today

UPDATE, 6:30 p.m. | Things are heating up. At 5:40 p.m., the temperature reached 94 degrees at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, according to the National Weather Service. ORIGINAL POST | The start of July brought a temporary blast of hot air to the Seattle area with a record-high temperature of 93 degrees on this afternoon, according…


Comments | More in Weather Beat | Topics: National Weather Service, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

June 2, 2014 at 8:56 AM

3 more who died on Rainier, a guide and 2 climbers, are identified

Update at 4:55 p.m.: One of six climbers on Mount Rainier was an executive for Intel, the San Jose Mercury News is reporting. “Intel is greatly saddened to confirm that Intel Vice President Uday Marty is among the six mountain climbers missing and presumed dead following a fall on Mount Rainier,” the company said in…


| Topics: Alpine Ascents, climbers, rainier

May 14, 2014 at 4:09 PM

Mount Vernon PR firm to tout Stillaguamish Valley

BrandQuery, a marketing firm based in Mount Vernon, has been awarded a $150,000 contract to boost tourism in communities hit by the March 22 Highway 530 mudslide. The contract awarded today will be financed by an allocation Gov. Jay Inslee authorized last week from the state Department of Commerce’s strategic reserve fund. The campaign is expected to…


Comments | More in Environment, General news, Weather Beat | Topics: mudslide, Oso, tourism

May 5, 2014 at 1:26 PM

Damaging Snohomish County wind not a tornado

The Associated Press SNOHOMISH — The National Weather Service says the wind that caused minor damage Sunday at Lake Roesiger, near Snohomish, was not a tornado. The Weather Service said Monday it was a straight line wind, estimated at 70-to-75 mph. The wind uprooted a couple of trees and blew limbs off others. It destroyed a playhouse and tore…


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