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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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October 31, 2014 at 7:14 AM

Heavy rains bring increased risk of landslides, SPU warns

With recent heavy rainfall and more predicted, the area is at a high risk for landslides, a Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) meteorologist warns. With rain late Thursday and Friday morning, Seattle exceeded the official U.S. Geological Survey’s landslide threshold. “Historically, the end of October is the start of landslide season,” SPU meteorologist James…


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October 30, 2014 at 6:27 AM

Costumes with coats: Rain should ease by trick-or-treat time

UPDATE FRIDAY, 6 A.M.: Forecasters say Friday’s rain in Washington should ease by the time Halloween trick-or-treaters hit the streets but there’s still a chance of showers. The Weather Service also says it will be cool, with temperatures likely in the 40s on both sides of the state. A series of storms will bring periods of rain…


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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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