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January 11, 2014 at 10:20 AM

Saturday Memo: Wind and rain … Seahawks, at last … Power outages

Weather: Wind and rain throughout the day; and in the mountains, wind and snow. The National Weather Service forecast. Seahawks: Not sure you heard, but there is a game today. After all the flag-flying and face-painting and 12th Man hoopla, Seattle and New Orleans finally play. Channel 13 at 1:35 p.m. — and lots…

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June 25, 2013 at 6:58 PM

Power restored to thousands after summer storm

Update, 8:30 p.m. Power was quickly restored to almost all homes and businesses Tuesday evening, according to Seattle City Light. By 8:15 p.m., just 75 customers were still without power, the utility announced in a news release. Officials were working to replace seven damaged transformers to restore power to those buildings. Original post, 6:58 p.m. Nearly 5,000 West Seattle homes…

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Comments | More in Weather Beat | Topics: Josh Smith, lightning strikes, power outages

November 21, 2012 at 7:18 AM

UPDATE: Power restored to 3,000 City Light customers

UPDATE 10 a.m. | Power was restored to all but about 40 City Light customers by 9 a.m. The overnight outage, caused when a falling tree hit power lines, affected the Burien and SeaTac areas. Utility crews are working to restore power to thousands of Puget Sound area homes and businesses that lost power in the…

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October 15, 2012 at 2:36 PM

Wind advisory for Western Washington

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for Western Washington from Monday afternoon to Tuesday morning. Forecasters say a vigorous rain system will bring southerly winds of 20 to 30 miles per hour with gusts to 45 miles per hour. Gusts to 50 mph are possible on the coast and northwest interior. Winds will likely…

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Comments | More in General news, Weather Beat | Topics: downed trees, high winds, power outages

August 16, 2012 at 6:56 AM

Morning Memo / Thursday: Smokin’ hot … cooling centers … power outage

UPDATED: Includes latest number of customers affected by power outage. Weather:  Seattle-area weather wimps are bracing for extra hot weather Thursday and Friday. How hot? The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning that will remain in effect from noon Thursday until Friday night. The forecast calls for temperatures…

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Comments | More in Homepage, Morning Memo | Topics: cooling centers, heat waves, power outages

March 9, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Power restored to most City Light customers

Power has now been restored to a wide swath of south Seattle, which was affected by a massive power outage earlier this afternoon that turned off the lights for as many as 28,000 customers. Seattle Public Schools canceled after-school activities at 14 schools:  Mercer, John Muir, Beacon Hill, Cleveland, Maple, Aki Kurose, Kimball, Martin Luther King, Dearborn…

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