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August 13, 2014 at 9:21 AM

Rainfall overnight shatters 32-year-old record

The overnight rainstorm not only gave your lawn a much-needed watering, it shattered a 32-year-old record. According to the National Weather Service, .85 inches of rain have fallen at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport since 1 a.m. This shatters a record of .33 inches set in 1982. “1.33 inches fell since 9:53 p.m. last night. This is fairly uncommon for…

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August 12, 2014 at 8:31 PM

Dust storm blows through Eastern Washington

A strong dust storm blew through Ritzville in Eastern Washington on Tuesday evening as thunderstorms developed throughout the region, bringing strong winds and abundant lightning. The storm, known as a haboob, struck the area near Ritzville, Adams County, around 6 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. Wind speeds at the time were between 40…

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August 11, 2014 at 6:16 PM

Seattle breaks heat record; relief expected Tuesday

UPDATE, 10 p.m. | A thunderstorm near Enumclaw produced pea-sized hail and heavy precipitation around 9 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. The storm was moving northwest toward the Eastside. Puget Sound Energy said about 5,200 people are without power in the Redmond and Woodinville areas after an outage likely caused by lightning. ORIGINAL POST |…

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July 2, 2014 at 7:47 AM

Hot enough? Tuesday was hottest day since 2010

You probably know the 94-degree high set at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport yesterday was a record for the day, but get this: It hasn’t been that hot since 2010. Kirby Cook, meteorologist for the National Weather Service, said Sea-Tac hasn’t recorded a temperature that high since Aug. 15, 2010 — when the high was 96 degree during…

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July 1, 2014 at 5:15 PM

How hot is it? Record-breaking hot in Seattle today

UPDATE, 6:30 p.m. | Things are heating up. At 5:40 p.m., the temperature reached 94 degrees at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, according to the National Weather Service. ORIGINAL POST | The start of July brought a temporary blast of hot air to the Seattle area with a record-high temperature of 93 degrees on this afternoon, according…

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May 5, 2014 at 1:26 PM

Damaging Snohomish County wind not a tornado

The Associated Press SNOHOMISH — The National Weather Service says the wind that caused minor damage Sunday at Lake Roesiger, near Snohomish, was not a tornado. The Weather Service said Monday it was a straight line wind, estimated at 70-to-75 mph. The wind uprooted a couple of trees and blew limbs off others. It destroyed a playhouse and tore…

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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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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 5, 2014 at 7:33 PM

Heavy rain causing minor river flooding around Puget Sound

Minor flooding is occurring at lowland areas of the Snoqualmie and Green rivers, while a flood advisory continues for portions of Western Washington and a flood warning is in effect for the Skokomish River in Mason County. The Green River is in flood phase 2; flooding is expected in rural lowland areas upstream of Auburn but…

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February 25, 2014 at 9:58 AM

Warmer weather and some sunshine for Seattle area

Dig out your sunglasses and a light(er) jacket because temperatures are on the rise in the Seattle area. The National Weather Service says temperatures are up about 10 degrees from last week. Expect partial sunshine and daytime temperatures in the low 50s Tuesday and Wednesday. Temperatures will remain in the 50s through Friday, but clouds will sweep in on…

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