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December 1, 2014 at 5:52 AM

Cold temperatures to ease by midweek in Washington

The Associated Press Forecasters say the frigid temperatures in Washington will moderate over the next couple of days with the weather changing on Wednesday. The National Weather Service expects warmer temperatures and clouds with a chance of rain in Western Washington from midweek into the weekend. Lake Stevens, Granite Falls, North Kitsap and South Whidbey schools are…

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November 25, 2014 at 6:05 AM

Heavy rains cause flooding; Mt. Rainier National Park closes

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 p.m. | Mount Rainier National Park is closing due to flooding of the road by Kautz Creek near the Nisqually entrance, according to the…

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October 30, 2014 at 6:27 AM

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

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 series of storms will bring periods of rain…

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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 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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August 15, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Local Sasquatch hunters, and other stuff you might have missed this week

The weirdest stories on seattletimes.com this week ran the gamut from mythical creatures up for debate to actual creatures out for a stroll. It was also a week of extremes: record heat, record rainfall (thanks, nature!), and what are likely some of the highest Web traffic numbers a year-old Times story has ever gotten (thanks, Facebook!). Read…

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July 26, 2014 at 1:39 PM

Crews make progress in Wash.’s largest wildfire

The Associated Press Officials say firefighting crews are making progress against Washington’s largest wildfire, reporting that the 390-square-mile fire in the north-central part of the state is now almost 60 percent contained. The progress at the Carlton complex fire comes as temperatures begin to rise, with the possibility of triple-digit temperatures next week. Over the past few…

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