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September 11, 2013 at 7:16 AM
The Associated Press
The National Weather Service says a sunny, hot day Wednesday could set high temperature records in some places in Washington.
The high forecast for Sea-Tac Airport is 89 degrees. That would break the record of 87 set in 2009.
Highs in the 80s are forecast across Western Washington Wednesday and into the 90s along the lower Columbia River.
Highs in the lower 90s are forecast across Eastern Washington. The 90-degree forecast for Spokane Wednesday would fall just short of the record of 94 set in 1944.
The Weather Service says temperatures will ease over the weekend as clouds move into Western Washington, bringing a chance of showers by Sunday night when the Seahawks play San Francisco in Seattle.
July 1, 2013 at 1:04 PM
The University Bridge will close for about 10 minutes each hour during the day so it can be flushed to keep it from getting too hot, says the Seattle Department of Transportation.
There could be some maintenance headaches if the bridge gets too hot and expands.
The closures will continue until the early evening when it gets cooler.
June 27, 2013 at 11:01 AM
Two things you may want to know about the weather headed our way:
It’s going to be hot. High temperatures are expected to rise through the weekend, through the low 80s on Friday and Saturday, into the upper 80s on Sunday and Monday, and rising, possibly into the 90s on Tuesday or Wednesday – with some areas of Western Washington having a chance of hitting 100 degrees on Wednesday.
- Unless there’s a dramatic atmospheric shift, the warm, dry stretch is likely to continue through next Thursday, pleasing those headed to Fourth of July fireworks shows.
- National Weather Service meteorologist Gary Schneider said it’s tough for climate models to predict temperatures more than a couple of days out, particularly in extreme conditions. He said meteorologists study several weather models, looking for consensus, and use their own experience and judgment in issuing forecasts. Although one computer model indicates it could get to 100 or higher around the Puget Sound area by Wednesday, Schneider said “that’s not a high percentage forecast for Seattle.”
If it hits 100 anywhere in Western Washington, that may be most likely to happen about the middle of next week and in the southwest interior – areas around South Puget Sound and away from the water.
Normal high termperature for Seattle at this point in June is 72 degrees.
August 15, 2012 at 7:02 AM
Weather: Nice weather expected today, but hot, hot, hot tomorrow and Friday when the temperatures could reach the mid-90s. Sunscreen anyone? How about air conditioning? If you go swimming in lakes and streams to beat the heat, be careful. The National Weather Service forecast.
Traffic: Rock blasting on I-90 at Snoqualmie Pass will cause delays. Blasting is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. tonight and Thursday and that means you can expect up to an hour of added travel time tonight, according to the state Transportation Department. During Thursday’s closure, you can expect up to two hours or more of added travel due to the nature of the blasting and the clean up. Traffic will be stopped eastbound near milepost 54. Westbound traffic is stopped near milepost 61. The map and cams.
The many stories of Taylor Bridge wildfire destroying the homes, pets and livestock of the people in the path of the blaze are heartbreaking. And it’s easy to forget that the livestock is how many of the people make their living. Hay farmers, too.
Just stupid: Two teens in Spokane Valley thought it would be fun to put a log in the road so that a car would come along and hit it. Well, a State Patrol car did. The trooper suffered a back injury. The 16-year-old teens were busted. Like we said, just stupid.
Donating a kidney to save mom: This isn’t your typical story of a family member donating an organ to another member of the family. It’s a KING5 story of a Redmond software engineer who lost 90 pounds so he was able to donate a kidney to his mother. Problem was, he was too heavy to safely make the donation because it might cause him health problems of his own down the road. That’s why he dropped all the weight. What a gift.
Most-read stories this morning on seattletimes.com:
August 6, 2012 at 6:52 AM
Weather: Record setting heat over the weekend is more that we could ever ask for. What? Was it too hot for some of you? Well, it will be a bit cooler today, in the low 80s and the skies will be sunny once again. Speaking of high temps, when does it get too hot for you? Take our poll below. The National Weather Service forecast.
Traffic: The map and cams.
Man shot by Seattle police officer this morning: The man was shot at Pritchard Beach Park. The incident may be related to an earlier shooting in the Rainier Beach neighboorhood.
Three drownings: What sometimes comes with hot weather are drownings and we sadly had three in the area over the weekend. A 27-year-old man from Lakewood drowned in American Lake Saturday, a 19-year-old man died in a hospital after being pulled from Lake Tapps Sunday and a 61-year-old man drowned in Spencer lake in Mason County also on Sunday. Stories from The News Tribune, KOMO, and KIRO.
In a related matter, hats off to the 17-year-old off-duty life guard who dived three times to pull a drowning man from Lake Washington over the weekend.
Wildfire threatens 14 homes or outbuildings near Chelan: It’s small now at 1,000 acres, but dry conditions and the heat aren’t helping this over there. The Wenatchee World has the story.
How about those Sounders! Sounders blank Galaxy 4-0 before MLS season-high 60,908
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