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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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December 11, 2013 at 9:29 AM

Wet weather making a comeback in Seattle

Rain, clouds and a slight chill in the weather? Yes, things are returning to normal in the Seattle area. Put on your puffy coats and mittens at least for a while because the typical December weather of gray and drizzle is returning this week. Rain showers are expected to sweep through the Seattle area on Thursday…

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December 4, 2013 at 8:02 AM

This chilly weather isn’t going away anytime soon

Have those ice scrapers and hefty parkas handy because the chilly temperatures you’re feeling now aren’t going away anytime soon. Temperatures across the Puget Sound region are downright cold. In Seattle, folks woke up today to sub 30 degrees. In Olympia and Hood Canal, folks are feeling the winter blast at temperatures in the teens. The cold and dry weather…

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December 2, 2013 at 1:06 PM

Weather might not be too bad for Monday Night Football, after all

While weather forecasts over the weekend called for a cold and potentially snowy Monday night, the National Weather Service now expects it to be  dry and not quite as chilly as first thought when the Seahawks kick off against the New Orleans Saints at CenturyLink Field tonight. A frigid front is taking its time arriving from…

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