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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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February 8, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Snow blankets Puget Sound area Saturday night

Snow that fell Saturday night around the Seattle area is still hanging around this morning. No major accumulation was predicted but the National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory. While most highways and major arterials are bare and wet, roads might still be snowy or icy. Heavier snow has fallen to the south, and a…

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February 4, 2014 at 6:46 PM

Brace yourself, Seattle: The real cold is coming

It’s not quite a polar vortex, but Seattle is going to be cold this week, with forecast temperatures about 15 degrees below normal and the possibility of snow Friday or Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. Highs in the mid-30s and lows in the upper teens are forecast until Saturday, meteorologist Josh Smith said. Half…

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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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