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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…


Comments | More in General news | Topics: Bumbershoot, Mariners, rain

August 15, 2014 at 6:00 AM

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

The weirdest stories on 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…


Comments | More in List, Roundups, Weird news | Topics: Bellevue, bigfoot, Chicken

August 14, 2014 at 8:48 AM

Rains help dampen wildfires in North Central Washington

The Associated Press WENATCHEE, Wash.  — Heavy rain fell Thursday morning over north central Washington and dampened wildfires that had grown out of control in hot dry weather. The operations coordinator for the Central Washington Interagency Communications Center in East Wenatchee, Jim Duck, says significant rain is helping firefighters get a handle on some of the large…


Comments | More in General news, Weather Beat | Topics: Chelan, flooding, rain

August 13, 2014 at 6:12 AM

Overnight rainfall should help firefighters in Central Washington

The Associated Press SPOKANE, Wash. — The National Weather Service says up to a half inch of rain fell in the overnight storm on the east slopes of the North Cascades, including some parts of Okanogan and Chelan counties where wildfires have been burning. Meteorologist Jeremy Wolf in the Spokane office says while that should help firefighters,…


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July 24, 2014 at 6:43 AM

Thursday Memo: Pot freighter afloat … Revenge of the uncool … Tank cars derail

Pot-smuggling freighter to be salvaged: The vessel, which was seized carrying a whopping $74 million worth of marijuana 18 months ago and later sank in Tacoma’s Hylebos Waterway, has been refloated and hauled to Seattle to be salvaged for $1.2 million. A lot of pot, expensive salvage, no? Uncool in middle school? Who…


Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: freighter, popular food, pot-smuggling

July 23, 2014 at 6:05 PM

Wednesday’s 0.74 inches of rain breaks records

Today’s heavy rainfall broke the record for the most rain on July 23. According to the National Weather Service, Seattle received 0.74 inches of rain. The previous record for today was 0.54 inches in 1949. “We’ve received more rain today than we normally get in the whole month of July,” said National Weather Service Meteorologist Johnny…


Comments | More in General news, Weather Beat | Topics: rain, Seattle, weather

July 20, 2014 at 10:44 AM

Cooler weather, lower winds helping to contain wildfires

Damper weather and slower winds helped firefighters this morning in their efforts to contain the hundreds of thousands of acres of wildfires that have charred Central Washington. In Pateros, the heart of the massive Carlton Complex fire, humidity hit 26 percent on Sunday morning and winds calmed to 7-9 mph, according to the National Weather Service. In…


Comments | More in General news | Topics: cooler temperatures, Entiat Valley, Leavenworth

June 25, 2014 at 6:42 AM

Wednesday Memo: Marshawn Lynch naked … Gun tragedy … ‘Peeping’ drone explained

Marshawn Lynch bares all: Well, almost all. … He’s one of 22 athletes to be featured in  The Body Issue published by ESPN the Magazine, which hits newsstands on July 11. The issue is the “Bodies We Want” section, where athletes are featured in tasteful nude poses. Well, Marshawn is speaking up, now, sort of. Kids…


Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: clint dempsey, guns, kids

May 5, 2014 at 6:46 AM

Monday Memo: Lawsuit over power lines … Wet weekend, sun returning … M’s won

Would you want a power line running through your neighborhood? Some Eastside folks who own property that hugs the Lake Washington shoreline are suing to keep Puget Sound Energy from building power lines along the Eastside Rail Corridor. One wet weekend: The rain over the past few days was measured in…


Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: Eastside, Lynnwood climber, Mariners

May 4, 2014 at 4:28 PM

Rain measured in inches fell this weekend

The Associated Press The National Weather Service says several inches of rain fell in some parts of Western Washington over the weekend. Some areas got more than 4 inches in a 48-hour period that ended 1 p.m. Sunday, including near Lilliwaup in the Olympics and near Skokomish on the Hood Canal. At least 1 inch of rain fell…


Comments | More in General news, Weather Beat | Topics: inches, measured, rain

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