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December 16, 2014 at 6:06 AM

Traveling? Light snow expected across E. Washington

The Associated Press There’s a 40 percent chance of rain Tuesday morning in the Seattle area with highs in the upper 40s, according to the National Weather Service forecast. Lows are expected to be around 40. Light snow is forecast Tuesday over most of Eastern Washington, and snow in the Cascades is reaching the highway…


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November 29, 2014 at 10:34 AM

Wind knocks out power to thousands

UPDATE, 3 p.m. | Puget Sound Energy currently has 15,004 customers without power around Puget Sound. Seattle City Light is reporting just over 9,000, mostly north of the city. UPDATE, 2:50 p.m. | KOMO reported on Twitter that the Edmonds ferry is delayed because wind knocked out power to the dock and the ramp can’t be…


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November 28, 2014 at 6:11 AM

Bundle up: Cold, possible snow headed to Western Wash.

UPDATE, 2:45 p.m. | Reports of snow mixed with rain in the Shoreline and Everett areas. So far it’s not sticking. UPDATE 1:13 p.m. | The National Weather Service says get ready for the cold because we’ve seen the high temperatures for the day. Johnny Burg, meteorologist with the weather service, said “we’ve already seen our…


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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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