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December 29, 2014 at 6:07 AM

Arctic air moving into Northwest for rest of year

The Associated Press Forecasters say Arctic air moving into the Northwest will push temperatures below normal in many areas into New Year’s Day. The Weather Service says the air is dry. Clear skies should keep significant snow away from Washington and Oregon until possibly next weekend when precipitation could return. Winds on Monday will increase the wind chill,…


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December 25, 2014 at 7:35 PM

Storm could mean 18 to 30 inches of snow in Cascades

UPDATED, Friday at 7:30 a.m. Skiers and folks returning across the Cascade passes could be in for a difficult go Saturday. Between 18 and 30 inches of snow is forecast in a storm expected to hit Friday night and last through late Saturday night, according to a winter storm watch from the National Weather Service (NWS). Meteorologist Chris…


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December 24, 2014 at 5:48 AM

Snow in the mountains, but
cloudy Christmas for W. Wash.

The Associated Press The only Christmas Eve snow in Washington is expected in the mountains. The National Weather Service says 3 to 5 inches will fall in the Cascades Wednesday before tapering off by late afternoon. The Transportation Department says drivers Wednesday morning can expect snow in the passes. Snow and slush were reported on Snoqualmie and White…


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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

King County Department of Transportation crews work on cleaning up a tree that fell on North 45th Street near Woodlawn Avenue North in Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood. The tree toppled onto Metro bus lines and knocking over a light pole on Saturday. (Lindsey Wasson / Seattle Times) UPDATE, 3 p.m. | Puget Sound Energy currently has 15,004…


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November 28, 2014 at 6:11 AM

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

National Weather Service forecast 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,…


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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

WSDOT’s camera shows snow on Snoqualmie Pass. 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…


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