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November 24, 2014 at 6:55 AM

Flood watch issued for Western Wash.; heavy rains through holiday

  UPDATE, 12:30 p.m. | Much of Western Washington, including King, Snohomish and Pierce counties, will be under a flood watch starting early Tuesday morning and continuing through Thursday morning, according to the National Weather Service. Skagit, Whatcom and Lewis counties also are included in the watch. Heavy rains starting overnight on Monday could bring ½ to 1¼ inches…

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October 31, 2012 at 8:00 AM

Rain record set; Halloween tricksters will get wet

Hey, kids:  You may want to work up Halloween costumes that include boots and a parka. Not only did the Seattle area set a rain record on Tuesday, but we’re going to get wetter as the day goes on. “We could get about another third of an inch of rain by about 8 p.m.,” said Andy…

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February 3, 2012 at 5:33 PM

62 at Sand Point, and more sunshine on the way

Did someone say early spring? The temperature hit 62 at Weather Service offices in Seattle’s Sand Point neighborhood Friday afternoon as the Puget Sound area got its warmest day of the year so far, said meteorologist Dennis D’Amico. Seattle-Tacoma International, where the city’s official readings are taken, topped out at a more conservative 58 degrees, but also…

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January 13, 2012 at 10:51 AM

City of Seattle gearing up for snow

Uh, oh, the city is preparing for snow this weekend. Does that mean it actually could snow? (Many of you would like that, based on our poll from yesterday.) This is from a statement put out by Marybeth Turner with Seattle’s Department of Transportation: The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will have Street Maintenance crews…

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November 30, 2011 at 3:18 PM

We're in for some chilly nights

We took a look at the 5-day forecasts — specifically the overnight temperatures — from six organizations: KING, KIRO, KOMO, AccuWeather, the National Weather Service and The Seattle Times, and all of them, except maybe us, tell the same story: It’s going to be rather cold. That means in the low 30s, and if you believe…

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November 23, 2011 at 5:58 PM

Get ready for a wet Thanksgiving

Surprise, surprise: It’ll be a wet Thanksgiving for Western Washington. Meteorologists are predicting between a quarter inch and half an inch of rain in Seattle on Thursday, starting at about noon and continuing through the night. Winds are expected to reach up to 25 mph, said Doug McDonnal of the National Weather Service. The high temperature will…

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November 17, 2011 at 9:57 AM

State's latest economic forecast: Things are no worse

For the first time in more than a year, there was no major bad news in the state forecast of tax collections. The state’s chief economist, Arun Raha, projects the state will collect $122 million less in taxes than had been forecast between now and June 2013. But state officials say that’s expected to be offset by…

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November 11, 2011 at 2:01 PM

Rain here; mountains getting snow

By early afternoon Friday, a wet and blustery storm was making its way across Western Washington, as promised. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport was recording wind gusts approaching 30 mph at 1 p.m., while Port Angeles was recording gusts of 35 mph. Mixed rain-and-snow were falling in the Stevens and Snoqualmie Pass areas, expected to switch to just snow…

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