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October 30, 2014 at 6:27 AM

Costumes with coats:
Wet, cool Halloween in forecast

The National Weather Service is forecasting a cool, wet Halloween in most of Washington. Forecasters say a storm moving into the state Thursday will bring significant rain by Friday morning in Western Washington. Amounts of 1-to-2 inches are expected on the west side of the Cascades with 3-to-4 inches possible in the Olympics. The heavy rain should…

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October 27, 2014 at 5:56 AM

Beautiful sunrise, but more rain headed to Washington

Orange and red hues painted the sky this morning during a reprieve from fall storms. The National Weather Service says the remnants of former Hurricane Ana, which doused Hawaii last week, will bring another round of rain and wind to Western Washington Monday night and Tuesday morning. Forecasters say it won’t be as strong as the…

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October 19, 2014 at 12:05 PM

After Sunday’s sun, wet week is forecast

Catch some of Sunday afternoon’s sunshine, because a sharp change is on the way. Johnny Burg of the National Weather Service said a wet weather system is expected to move into Western Washington on Monday, with a wetter one behind it on Tuesday and Wednesday. Burg said forecasters aren’t sure how much rain to expect but said…

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October 15, 2014 at 6:51 AM

Rain, not snow, expected on Cascade passes

From the Associated Press: The Weather Service forecasts snow Wednesday in the high country of the Washington Cascades. Forecasters say 3-to-7 inches of snow are possible at the Sunrise Ranger Station at Mount Rainier. Snow also is expected at Artist Point at Mount Baker and Washington Pass on the North Cascades Highway. But with the snow level at…

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October 13, 2014 at 6:42 AM

Rain, snow blowing in to Western Washington

From the Associated Press: The Weather Service forecasts significant rainfall Monday night and Tuesday in Western Washington with showery weather continuing across the state until the weekend. Forecasters expect up to an inch-and-a-half of rain on the coast, up to an inch or more for the interior lowlands, and up to two inches over the mountains. The snow…

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October 7, 2014 at 7:45 AM

Endless summer is over: Cold, wet coming to Northwest

The Associated Press Tuesday may be the last day of summer-like weather across the Northwest. The National Weather Service says the change to the fall pattern will occur this week with cooler temperatures and increasing rain. Many areas saw the summer pattern ending in a blaze of sunshine Monday with some record temperatures. The 78 at Sea-Tac…

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September 24, 2014 at 10:14 AM

Get comfortable, it’s going to be a long commute

Stuck in traffic? Find something interesting on the radio, because Wednesday morning’s commute is going to be a long one. Heading south on Interstate 5, from Everett to Seattle, your commute might take nearly 2 1/2 hours; on a normal day it should take only an hour, according to the Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT). The Everett-to-Bellevue route…

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September 24, 2014 at 6:09 AM

Wednesday Memo: Port secrecy … Exploding Marshawn? We hope not … Pot in the potty

Is secrecy in government ever a good idea? Secrecy of meetings by Seattle, Tacoma ports questioned Not quite sure what the headline means, so you’ll just have to read the story. What Seahawks learned: Exploding Marshawn Lynch myth and more Measuring pot use by testing sewage … No really. They’re talking about it in Spokane….

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August 29, 2014 at 7:16 AM

Friday Memo: Hello, fall … Bumpin’ at Bumbershoot … King Felix … Methow bound

  Hey fall. Long time, no see:  Get your sweaters out for Labor Day weekend. The highs aren’t even expected to reach 70 until maybe Monday, according to the National Weather Service forecast. It’s a weekend to embrace your love of Northwest gray skies, drizzle and cool days. Weather be damned. There’s still fun…

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August 15, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Local Sasquatch hunters, and other stuff you might have missed this week

The weirdest stories on seattletimes.com this week ran the gamut from mythical creatures up for debate to actual creatures out for a stroll. It was also a week of extremes: record heat, record rainfall (thanks, nature!), and what are likely some of the highest Web traffic numbers a year-old Times story has ever gotten (thanks, Facebook!). Read…

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