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November 17, 2013 at 10:33 AM
Winter may not be officially here, but it’s settling into the mountain passes.
Chinook and Cayuse Passes are temporarily closed due to some 20 inches of new snow creating an avalanche danger, the Washington State Department of Transportation reports. WSDOT says the avalanche risk is too great to allow traffic to safely cross Highway 410 over Chinook Pass and Highway 123 over Cayuse Pass. More snow is in the forecast, which could produce several more feet of snow on Monday.
WSDOT maintenance crews will evaluate conditions after the storm to determine if the passes will reopen or remain closed for the season. In the past 40 years, the earliest the passes have closed was Oct. 7 in 1996. In 1976, the pass remained open all winter.
Stevens Pass has compact snow and ice, and Snoqualmie Pass has slush and rain. Traction tires advised on both.
Highway 20, the North Cascades Pass, remains open. Last year it closed on Nov. 20.
May 20, 2013 at 7:00 AM
Woman shot in leg in crossfire of a shootout: She was hit when shots were fired across Martin Luther King Jr. Way South at South Norman Street in Seattle shortly before midnight. Police suspect she was hit when one group of men was shooting at another group. More shots were fired after the initial burst, but then everyone scattered, witnesses said. One possible suspect was caught. The woman was found hiding at a construction site, and she wasn’t very cooperative with police. She was taken to Harborview; her gun shot wound wasn’t life-threatening.
Where did spring go? We’re in for cooler, wetter weather later this week, says the National Weather Service. It’s supposed to be partly sunny today but tomorrow and Wednesday and beyond high temperatures are expected to be in the 50s to lower 60s, and the lows could drop into the 40s at night. And get this, the snow level in the Cascades could drop to the 3,500-foot level tomorrow and Wednesday. Yikes. OK, it’s snow showers, but it is May, for goodness sakes. Let’s hope things warm up by Memorial Day weekend.
Wine tasting is part of their course work: OK, they don’t get to binge and it’s really a sip and spit situation, but 18- to 20-year-olds at South Seattle Community College will be able to sample 100 different wines during a 12-week course at the school’s Northwest Wine Academy. Previously, you had to be 21 to do so while enrolled in a community- or technical-college program teaching viticulture, enology or culinary arts in our state.
Three Cougs arrested in past two weeks: So says The Spokesman Review, noting the arrest of a junior linebacker last Thursday on suspicion of hit-and-run, according to Pullman police logs. Two other football players were arrested this month, one on making false statements to police and the other on suspicion of assault and burglary. No charges have been filed in any of the cases, however.
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February 25, 2013 at 10:36 AM
The Associated Press
Forecasters say a cold front that moved into the Northwest overnight will bring more winds, rain and mountain snow today to Western Washington and a mix of rain and snow in Eastern Washington.
One overnight gust of 52 mph was recorded at the Whidbey Island Naval Air Station and the National Weather Service says other gusts in Western Washington have been in the 30 to 40 mph range.
Rain in the lowlands is accompanied by snow in the Cascades where another 4 to 9 inches are expected Monday above 2,000 feet.
More snow also is forecast for the mountains of Eastern Washington with some accumulations in northern valleys. Forecasters expect 1 to 3 inches Monday in the Spokane-area.
Forecasters expect dryer weather on tomorrow.
January 9, 2013 at 8:34 AM
Hoping for a big snowfall down low this week? If you’re living in Seattle, chances are you’ll have to keep waiting.
Much of the Puget Sound Region is getting what you would expect, that typical Seattle rain, says National Weather Service Meteorologist Steve Reedy. While temperatures are expected to drop, the intensity of the rain is expected to ease up today and that means snow here isn’t likely.
People living around Everett and to the north and in the higher elevations might see a dusting of snow Thursday night. A few folks in Seattle might see a few flurries as well, Reedy said.
In the Seattle-area, expect temperatures around 48 degrees today, dipping to the mid 30s tonight. The rest of the week, daytime temperatures will hover around 40, Reedy said.
If you’re looking for snow, head to the mountains, where a winter storm warning has been issued from Snohomish County and north, with up to 15 inches of snow expected to fall.
February 24, 2012 at 5:59 AM
The Associated Press
Forecasters say a storm front moving through Washington today will bring gusty winds and rain to Western Washington and up to 2 feet of new snow in the Cascades by late Saturday.
The National Weather Service says there’s a chance of snow showers in the Western Washington lowlands Saturday but no accumulation is expected.
Forecasters predict very gusty winds Saturday in much of Eastern Washington and the cold air means the snow level will fall to valley floors.
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