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December 30, 2014 at 6:18 AM

Chilly temps, but sunny skies through New Year’s Day

Although temperatures are in the low 30s early Tuesday morning, skies are crystal clear and the Seattle skyline looks beautiful in the early morning light. Shot from Bellevue’s Somerset neighborhood. (Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times) The Seattle area will see clear skies and cold temperatures Tuesday through Thursday with lows  in the low…


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December 1, 2014 at 5:52 AM

Cold temperatures to ease by midweek in Washington

Honeysuckle left over from last summer and fall, is seen along Third Avenue Northwest in Northwest Seattle early Monday morning. The honeysuckle flower is known for its attractiveness to butterflies and hummingbirds. Temperatures this morning are in the low 20s with warming expected later this week. (Photo by Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times) The…


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November 25, 2014 at 6:05 AM

Heavy rains cause flooding; Mt. Rainier National Park closes

Paradise in name only. Here’s a webcam look Tuesday afternoon at Mount Rainier National Park as it was closed due to heavy rain and flooding. UPDATE, 7:05 p.m. | The Snoqulamie River is on a Phase III flood alert, which means flooding of varied depths may occur in the entire Snoqualmie Valley. The Associated Press UPDATE, 12:10…


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October 30, 2014 at 6:27 AM

Costumes with coats: Rain should ease by trick-or-treat time

David Brewer’s pumpkin carving masterpiece. Share yours. UPDATE FRIDAY, 6 A.M.: Forecasters say Friday’s rain in Washington should ease by the time Halloween trick-or-treaters hit the streets but there’s still a chance of showers. The Weather Service also says it will be cool, with temperatures likely in the 40s on both sides of the state. A…


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October 19, 2014 at 12:05 PM

After Sunday’s sun, wet week is forecast

Catch some of Sunday afternoon’s sunshine, because a sharp change is on the way. Johnny Burg of the National Weather Service said a wet weather system is expected to move into Western Washington on Monday, with a wetter one behind it on Tuesday and Wednesday. Burg said forecasters aren’t sure how much rain to expect but said…


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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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September 17, 2014 at 7:04 AM

Wednesday Memo: Did you feel the earthquake? … Microsoft layoffs … Cool day

National Weather Service forecast A 4.0 quake rattled parts of the Kitsap Peninsula early this morning, but was felt widely in Puget Sound. There were no reports of injuries. Microsoft jobs going: More layoffs at Microsoft are in the pipeline. Also, two board members say they are retiring at the…


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September 2, 2014 at 5:56 AM

Warmest July-August on record in Seattle

The average temperature in July and August in the Seattle area this year was a record-setter, according to the National Weather Service. What’s more, the average high temperature was 80 degrees, just shy of the record set in 1967. The average daily temperature measured at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport from July 1 until Aug. 31 was 69.2 degrees. The previous…


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