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November 20, 2014 at 8:51 PM

Heavy mountain snow expected; I-90 near Snoqualmie Pass reopens

Update at 8:20 p.m.: Eastbound Interstate 90 near Snoqulamie Pass has reopened. The transportation department estimates the roadway will close and reopen throughout the night. Update at 7:32 p.m.: Eastbound Interstate 90 near Snoqualmie Pass has closed because of heavy snow and disabled vehicles blocking the roadway. Update at 6:15 p.m.: Both directions of Interstate 90 near…

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November 20, 2014 at 6:54 AM

Snow, ice cause accidents across Eastern Washington

UPDATE, 1:50 p.m. | Winter storms made roads slick across Eastern Washington Thursday, triggering crashes that left one person dead. In Spokane, the first snow of the season caused at least 41 collisions. A fatal crash involving a semi-truck and two passenger vehicles occurred around 8:40 a.m. on State Route 2 near Deep Creek. The collision…

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November 14, 2014 at 6:49 AM

Cold weather lingering, but PSE restores power to most customers

Keep that ice scraper handy. The cold weather isn’t going away until next week, according to the National Weather Service forecast. Overnight temperatures were below freezing throughout the Seattle area and we’re expected to hit a high of only 45 on Friday. Central Oregon may see freezing rain, but the Puget Sound area should…

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November 13, 2014 at 5:59 AM

Portland snow threat eases; Seattle gets sun

UPDATE 10:30 a.m. | By midmorning, forecasts for up to 6 inches of snow in the Portland area Thursday were being sharply reduced. Temperatures were staying higher than expected, with the possibility of sleet or freezing rain falling in some areas.  The most recent forecasts said only a small chance of snow remained, but less than 3 inches. A light snow…

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October 31, 2014 at 6:24 AM

Headed to snow? Studded tires legal Nov. 1 in Oregon, Washington

Studded tires are legal again starting Saturday on roadways in Oregon and Washington. Both states allow studs from Nov. 1 through March 31, although most transportation officials would prefer drivers to use all-weather tires or chains when it snows. They say studded tires cause millions of dollars of damage to highways and bridge decks.

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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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June 6, 2014 at 9:29 AM

Mount Baker area receives grants to maintain backcountry trails

By Kimberly Cauvel / The Skagit Valley Herald The state Recreation and Conservation Office has awarded more than $130,000 in grants to help maintain backcountry and snow-park trails in Skagit and Whatcom counties over the next two years. The state Parks and Recreation Commission will receive $109,000 to plow six Sno-Parks and maintain 166 miles of snowmobile…

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April 27, 2014 at 9:47 AM

Temps may hit 80s this week in Seattle area

It  doesn’t feel like it now, but warm weather is on the way, with temperatures that could reach into the 80s around Puget Sound by late this week, including a sunny May Day Thursday that could tie or top the record for the date of 81 at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. First, though, comes a chill, and the…

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March 8, 2014 at 4:36 PM

Overnight rains to boost chance of floods, mudslides

Another 2 to 4 inches of rain expected in the Cascade Mountains overnight will raise the chance of lowland flooding and mudslides, according to the National Weather Service. Meteorologist Johnny Burg said freezing levels of about 7,500 feet in the Central Cascades and 6,000 feet in the North Cascades will add to the flooding potential, “because…

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