Return of The Thunderstorms

Tue, 05 May 2015 - What to Expect May 5th 2015: It’s a sweater wearing day. Cooler temperatures in the mid 50s. Hold on to your hat! Gusty winds (15-25mph) continue through the day. Time your dog walks. Showers will intermittently interrupt the sunshine through … Continue reading

Drought Explanation and El Niño Outlook

Sun, 19 Apr 2015 - Last week I wrote an article about diminishing water concerns. In less than a week after I published that article, Governor Jay Inslee and the NWS declared drought for 44% of Washington. Why are there mixed messages? The first reason … Continue reading

Water Concerns Diminish

Sun, 12 Apr 2015 - There’s been some good news for the western Washington region that will, at least for now, quiet the concerns of local residents. The water outlook for western Washington is looking better. According to UW Professor Cliff Mass, the recent systems … Continue reading

Multi-day Thunderstorm Outbreak

Fri, 03 Apr 2015 - For the last few days, thunderstorms have dotted western Washington; stunning photographers, weather enthusiasts, and commuters. Lightning, heavy rain, and a blanket of hail struck the I-5 corridor on Tuesday (3-31) and Wednesday (4-1). These storms were fueled by an … Continue reading

In The Spring Swing This Week

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 - Some exciting weather may be on the way early this week, and I’ll be watching “from the sidelines” in warm and clear Phoenix, Arizona. A cold front will drop some light to moderate rain into western Washington tonight (Monday), and … Continue reading

Weather News

VIDEO: Snow Briefly Appears & Then Disappears

VIDEO: Snow Briefly Appears & Then Disappears

With the entire Puget Sound on alert for snow, the blog staff has been keeping one eye on the sky in case any of the white stuff puts in an appearance. Several of our photographers have been preparing... [Read more]


PHOTOS: Rising Duwamish River Takes Tethered Boat Down In Tukwila

PHOTOS: Rising Duwamish River Takes Tethered Boat Down In Tukwila

The Duwamish River crested Tuesday (Jan. 18th), and as it rose it brought a tethered boat down with it, as seen in these photos shot by Photographer David Sharpe (click images to see larger versions): David... [Read more]