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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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February 24, 2014 at 6:30 AM

Monday Memo: Bike politics … Air commute … Killed by own car

Bicycle organization making changes. The Cascade Bicycle Club is reinventing itself and moving away from politics after years of turmoil. The club, one of the oldest and biggest in the nation, has new leadership and plans for new offices. Kirkland gondolas? We’re trying to imagine how this might become reality. Because of commute woes…


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February 23, 2014 at 9:36 PM

Deluge of snow in Bellingham area prompts school closures

All Whatcom County public schools will be closed Monday, and countless travelers remain stranded after at least a foot of snow blanketed the Bellingham area in a 24-hour period. Several community colleges announced class cancellations and Western Washington University was to open at 10 a.m., which is two hours late. Law-enforcement officials blame the slick weather conditions…


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February 22, 2014 at 5:52 PM

Light snow possible Sunday in Seattle area

The Seattle area could see light snow Saturday night and Sunday, but it’s not likely to stick. A winter storm watch is in effect for most of the northern interior Puget Sound, as far south as Everett, said Johnny Burg, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Seattle. Those areas could see three to five…


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February 21, 2014 at 7:10 AM

Friday Memo: Workers finally get OT pay … Mariners need Hawks’ energy … weekend freeway slowdowns

Here’s one for the little guy: A drywall contractor in Issaquah has agreed to pay $550,000 to settle a U.S. Department of Labor lawsuit alleging it shortchanged nearly 400 workers on overtime wages over a 3½-year period. The Mariners are big Seahawks fans. Can that winning Super Bowl energy give a boost to…


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