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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 20, 2013 at 5:24 PM

White Christmas not likely, weather service says

The snow came, but it isn’t staying and there isn’t any more in sight through Christmas Day, according to the National Weather Service. Meteorologist Johnny Burg said the amount of snow that fell early Friday generally matched the prediction of 1 to 3 inches throughout the area. Though some areas near Stanwood reported more than 4 inches of…

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December 14, 2011 at 10:01 AM

AAA on holiday travel: where we're going, how we're getting there

More than 90 million Americans will travel at least 50 miles from home during the Christmas holiday, a 1.4 percent increase over last year. The predicted travel is the second highest in the past decade. Of the travelers, 91 percent will drive, which AAA said is tied to lower gas prices. That’s a 2 percent increase compared…

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December 3, 2011 at 10:00 AM

The Morning Memo/Saturday: Pullman's football buzz, freezing fog, holiday trees

Weather: Expect freezing fog through Monday with afternoon clearing. Not too bad. Highs in the mid-40s with evening temperatures dipping into the mid- to low-30s. The details. Traffic: Saturday morning traffic is light with no major incidents or blocking accidents.  The map and the cams.  Thinking of getting out the holiday hacksaw? (Photo by Heather…

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November 25, 2011 at 7:14 PM

Thousands kick off holiday season with tree lighting at Westlake Plaza

Olivia Martinez, 3, watches fireworks go off over the Macy's building as she sits on the shoulders of her father, Ricardo Martinez, at the tree-lighting ceremony in Seattle's Westlake Plaza on Friday evening. (Aaron Jaffe / The Seattle Times) Thousands of people gathered outside Westlake Plaza on Friday evening for Seattle’s 23rd annual…

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