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December 18, 2014 at 6:09 AM

Wet and breezy Northwest weekend in the forecast

The Associated Press Forecasters say it will be a breezy, rainy weekend across most of Washington. A strong, moist wet flow from the Pacific is expected to bring heavy rain to the coast and mountains in Western Washington. The Weather Service says the snow level remains high in the Cascades, but highway passes could be slick. Light mountain snow…

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December 5, 2014 at 6:27 AM

Friday’s forecast: Rain in Seattle area; freezing rain on passes

Morning’s showers should taper off with a high near 51 in the Seattle area on Friday, according to the National Weather Service forecast. More rain is expected Friday night and into Saturday morning, according to the NWS. Sunday looks like the best day of the weekend with partly cloudy skies and only a 20 percent chance…

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November 28, 2014 at 3:20 PM

Standing water, flooding concerns impact King and Snohomish counties

While the National Weather Service says that Friday’s rainfall hasn’t measured in at much more than an inch in Seattle, the storm has resulted in some major standing water in parts of Seattle and caused road closures throughout Snohomish County. The NWS issued flood warnings for the Skykomish, Snohomish and Stillaguamish rivers. “Between now and tomorrow night we’re going to see a lot of road closures,”…

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November 26, 2014 at 6:06 AM

Minor flooding under way; more rain expected

UPDATE, 7:50 a.m. | Minor flooding was occurring this morning on parts of the Snoqualmie River near Carnation and Snoqualmie, on the Stillaguamish River at Arlington and on the Cowlitz River in Lewis County. Flooding also occurred along the Puyallup River at Orting, where recent levee work was crediting with keeping floodwaters away from the town. Major flooding is not expected, although…

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November 25, 2014 at 6:05 AM

Heavy rains cause flooding; Mt. Rainier National Park closes

UPDATE, 7:05 p.m. | The Snoqulamie River is on a Phase III flood alert, which means flooding of varied depths may occur in the entire Snoqualmie Valley. The Associated Press UPDATE, 12:10 p.m. | Mount Rainier National Park is closing due to flooding of the road by Kautz Creek near the Nisqually entrance, according to the…

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November 18, 2014 at 9:43 AM

Rain, warmer low temps
should return midweek

Cold and clear skies will stick with the Seattle area through Tuesday, but the rain should be returning midweek, according to the National Weather Service forecast. The high temperatures, expected to be in the mid-50s, should stay about the same, said Jay Neher, an NWS meteorologist. But with the return of cloud cover, the lows…

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November 6, 2014 at 6:28 AM

Traffic: Heavy rain contributes to already bad commute

UPDATE, 9 a.m. | The Everett-to-Seattle commute is now up to 130 minutes, the same as Tuesday, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. Seattle Department of Transportation reports two stalls on the West Seattle Bridge before Delridge, adding to existing congestion. WSDOT crews are working to drain large puddles on the freeways as well. UPDATE,…

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