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December 18, 2014 at 6:09 AM

Wet and breezy Northwest weekend in the forecast

The Associated Press Forecasters say it will be a breezy, rainy weekend across most of Washington. A strong, moist wet flow from the Pacific is expected to bring heavy rain to the coast and mountains in Western Washington. The Weather Service says the snow level remains high in the Cascades, but highway passes could be slick. Light mountain snow…

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December 11, 2014 at 2:03 PM

Wind fells tree, killing homeless man in tent in Southern Oregon

The Associated Press PORTLAND — Authorities in Southern Oregon say high wind toppled a tree Thursday that killed a homeless man sleeping in a tent along the Pacific Crest Trail. The Medford Mail Tribune reported the man’s son called authorities about 5:30 a.m. The Jackson County sheriff’s office said 40-year-old Phillip Crosby complained of difficulty breathing and died…

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November 29, 2014 at 2:18 PM

Boater rescued on Lake Washington, used cell phone to get help

A 57-year-old man was rescued from a capsized pedal boat in Lake Washington on Saturday afternoon, after he called for help from his cell phone. Seattle police and fire crews responded to the overturned boat at 12:30 p.m., Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore said. The phone was in an airtight case. The man was not wearing a life jacket or any…

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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 12, 2014 at 5:58 AM

Thousands remain without power

Residents at the Windsor Park Apartments in Auburn on Wednesday stand in a doorway as they check out a large tree that fell just to the side of their unit. Gusty cold winds moved through Western Washington overnight, knocking out power to thousands, blocking roads, and in some areas delaying the start of the…

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November 6, 2014 at 6:07 AM

Downpour in the city and high winds on Washington coast, NW interior

A hooded pedestrian darts along Broadway on Capitol Hill, as a heavy downpour hits the area. (Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times) UPDATE, 1:10 p.m. | High winds hit the Washington coast and northwest interior Thursday causing outages for more than 14,000 Puget Sound Energy customers alone. The National Weather Service reported gusts of 63 mph…

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October 27, 2014 at 5:56 AM

Beautiful sunrise, but more rain headed to Washington

A plane flies south out of SeaTac International Airport in SeaTac and passes by Mt. Rainier early Monday morning. More clouds are expected to move into the area. Rain is expected in Seattle tonight. (Photo by Ellen Banner / The Seattle Times) Orange and red hues painted the sky this morning during a reprieve from…

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September 12, 2014 at 9:15 AM

That was not an eruption: Winds kick up St. Helens dust

The Associated Press VANCOUVER, Wash. — A pilot observed light volcanic ash in the air Thursday near Mount St. Helens. The Cascades Volcano Observatory in Vancouver says there is no eruptive activity at the mountain. A spokeswoman, Carolyn Driedger, said Friday the ash was kicked up by high winds — a common phenomenon at St. Helens, Mount Hood…

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February 12, 2014 at 5:42 AM

Two customers still without power in Seattle-area

Update 9:25 a.m.: Seattle City Light says that two customers in Burien remain without power this morning. A City Light spokesman said power is expected to restored shortly before 11:30 a.m. Update 7 a.m.: Seattle City Light estimates about 3,500 customers are still without power in Northeast Seattle after a tree caused an outage. Seattle City Light said power…

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