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September 24, 2013 at 7:07 AM

Woman attempting solo row across North Pacific reaches Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 28-year-old British adventurer became the first woman to row solo across the North Pacific Ocean Monday, arriving in Adak in Alaska’s Aleutians after 150 days and 3,750 miles at sea. Sarah Outen celebrated with a bottle of champagne and greeted community members and supporters, her first human contact in nearly five…

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September 5, 2013 at 8:10 AM

Rain is taking a break, but a soaking is due

UPDATE: 12:15 p.m. | Enjoy the midday respite from rain. It’s not going to last. After a morning soaking that dropped more than a half-inch of rain in some Puget Sound spots in just a couple of hours, the rainfall is taking a break. It could resume in time for this afternoon’s commute, said Brent Bower of the…

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August 8, 2013 at 9:55 PM

Man, woman set records on Pacific Crest Trail

Two hikers  — a woman from Bellingham and a man from California — are credited with setting speed records this week for hiking the 2,655-mile Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada. Josh Garrett, 30, a Santa Monica track coach, fitness instructor and animal-welfare activist,  completed the hike just before 9 p.m. PDT  Thursday, averaging nearly 45 miles a day…

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August 2, 2013 at 8:48 AM

Showers halt dry streak at 35 days

UPDATE 2:30 p.m.:|  By 2 p.m. Sea-Tac had recorded .03 inches of rain — officially ending the area’s dry streak at 35 days.  But the weekend forecast still looks promising. UPDATE 12:10 p.m.:| Rain was falling around much of the Seattle area by noon, but at Sea-Tac, where the city’s official readings are taken, only a trace had…

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May 10, 2013 at 8:36 AM

Washington dry stretch to end by Mother’s Day

By DOUG ESSER Associated Press The second-driest start to May on record in Seattle will end in time for rain on Mother’s Day, the National Weather Service said. Saturday will likely be the final dry day in a stretch that began April 30, said meteorologist Dana Felton. “We’ve got a system coming in. We might squeeze…

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April 8, 2013 at 9:07 AM

Sunday’s rainfall was record for date

If it seems like April is getting off to a very soggy start, you’re on to something. On Sunday, rainfall totals for this month at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport reached 3.08 inches, according to the National Weather Service — that’s more rain than the city normally gets for an entire April. And that also makes it the…

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September 10, 2012 at 6:11 AM

Near record dry weather ends after 49 days

Rain starting falling overnight, ending 49 days of dry weather in the Seattle area, the second-longest dry spell on record. Seattle’s almost-record-breaking dry weather streak came up just shy of the driest stretch of 51 days in the summer of 1951. This morning’s commuters face something they haven’t seen in a long time: rain-slicked roads. The State Patrol…

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April 8, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Sunday’s 70-degree temperature a record

Today was the warmest April 8 ever recorded in Seattle, reaching 70 degrees at both Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and the National Weather Service at Seattle’s Magnuson Park. The old mark was 69 degrees in 1996. Last year, Seattle hit the 70 mark very late — on May 20. The latest 70-degree onset recorded was May 23, 2003. Remarkably, today’s warmth…

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