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Category: Weather Beat

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

March 5, 2014 at 7:33 PM

Heavy rain causing minor river flooding around Puget Sound

Minor flooding is occurring at lowland areas of the Snoqualmie and Green rivers, while a flood advisory continues for portions of Western Washington and a flood warning is in effect for the Skokomish River in Mason County. The Green River is in flood phase 2; flooding is expected in rural lowland areas upstream of Auburn but…


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March 5, 2014 at 5:25 PM

West Valley Highway in Auburn reopens after mudslide cleared

A portion of the West Valley Highway in Auburn that closed because of a mudslide has reopened, city officials said. A mudslide this morning closed the highway from 15th Street Northwest to 37th Street Northwest, according to the city of Auburn. Crews have cleared the roadway and placed jersey barriers in front of the slide area…


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March 5, 2014 at 6:34 AM

Wednesday Memo: Wet days ahead … Waterfront ideas … First pot license

Rain today, rain tomorrow: National Weather Service says the rain may let up a bit later today, but it’s not going away. And it’s not going away on Thursday either as a series of Pacific storms roll into Washington. Looking ahead to the weekend? Sunday looks like the better day for outdoor activities. Can…


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March 3, 2014 at 5:40 AM

Snoqualmie Pass reopens across I-90

UPDATE: 4:40 p.m. | Snoqualmie Pass has reopened in both directions, according to WSDOT. Traction tires are advised and oversize vehicles are prohibited. The current weather is overcast skies with occasional rain showers. UPDATE: 1:30 p.m. | Snoqualmie Pass, which closed late Sunday night due to heavy snows, downed trees and avalanche danger, is expected to…


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February 25, 2014 at 9:58 AM

Warmer weather and some sunshine for Seattle area

Dig out your sunglasses and a light(er) jacket because temperatures are on the rise in the Seattle area. The National Weather Service says temperatures are up about 10 degrees from last week. Expect partial sunshine and daytime temperatures in the low 50s Tuesday and Wednesday. Temperatures will remain in the 50s through Friday, but clouds will sweep in on…


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February 23, 2014 at 9:36 PM

Deluge of snow in Bellingham area prompts school closures

All Whatcom County public schools will be closed Monday, and countless travelers remain stranded after at least a foot of snow blanketed the Bellingham area in a 24-hour period. Several community colleges announced class cancellations and Western Washington University was to open at 10 a.m., which is two hours late. Law-enforcement officials blame the slick weather conditions…


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February 23, 2014 at 8:33 AM

Look for rain, but some warmer weather this week

Seattle’s chilly  weather will be warming up later in the week, says the National Weather Service. Meteorologist Johnny Burg says that by Tuesday the daytime  temperature will be about 50, warming to the lower 50s on Wednesday and continuing to warm up on Thursday into the weekend when rain is expected to return. It’s snowing in Bellingham…


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February 22, 2014 at 5:52 PM

Light snow possible Sunday in Seattle area

The Seattle area could see light snow Saturday night and Sunday, but it’s not likely to stick. A winter storm watch is in effect for most of the northern interior Puget Sound, as far south as Everett, said Johnny Burg, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Seattle. Those areas could see three to five…


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February 19, 2014 at 5:31 PM

Seattle man suffocates in tree well while skiing at Crystal Mountain

A 35-year-old man from Seattle died today from snow-immersion suffocation while skiing on Crystal Mountain, the resort said. Ski patrol received a report of a missing person at 2:25 p.m. The man had last been seen around 1 p.m. in an area called Dick’s Face. Ski patrol was dispatched to the location and found the man…


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February 19, 2014 at 5:53 AM

Snoqualmie Pass is open

Snoqualmie Pass is open this morning after being closed yesterday due to dangerous road conditions. Right now traction tires are required and chains required on vehicles over 10,000 gross weight, says the state Department of Transportation. There’s snow, slush and ice on the roadway and it was snowing as of 5:30 a.m. Stevens Pass, which was closed yesterday…


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