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Category: Weather Beat

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

May 1, 2014 at 4:39 PM

With a high of 85 today, we broke a 16-year record

UPDATE, 7 p.m. | Today’s high was 85, according to Ni Cushmeer of the National Weather Service. ORIGINAL POST | Today has been record-breaking hot, but Seattle residents shouldn’t get used to the summer weather just yet, the National Weather Service said. Seattle’s temperature late this afternoon of 83 degrees broke the previous record set in 1998…

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May 1, 2014 at 2:43 PM

Petitioners want slide-clearing work to go to local residents

A Darrington man says people and companies most affected by the Highway 530 mudslide are not being properly considered for the job of clearing the buried highway, and he has collected hundreds of signatures on a petition asking state officials to rectify the situation. Brian Roggenbuck said Thursday he had collected 700 signatures, and wrote to Gov. Jay…

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April 27, 2014 at 2:12 PM

Back-country skier hurt in avalanche

A back-country skier has been hurt in an avalanche on Snoqualmie Mountain near Alpental, and search & rescue crews are on their way to help, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office. A spokesperson for the sheriff’s office, in message tweeted about 1:20 p.m., said early reports indicate the skier may have broken both legs. The Northwest Avalance…

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April 27, 2014 at 9:47 AM

Temps may hit 80s this week in Seattle area

It  doesn’t feel like it now, but warm weather is on the way, with temperatures that could reach into the 80s around Puget Sound by late this week, including a sunny May Day Thursday that could tie or top the record for the date of 81 at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. First, though, comes a chill, and the…

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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…

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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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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