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Spring Scorcher: Seattle Records Hottest April Temperature Ever

Filed in Warm Weather Posted on April 18, 2016 5:02 pm by 0 Comments
Spring Scorcher: Seattle Records Hottest April Temperature Ever

In over 120 years of record-keeping, we’ve never witnessed an April day like this before. Seattle soared to a jaw-dropping 89 degrees this afternoon, setting a new record for the hottest April temperature in the city’s history. The toasty reading easily beat the previous mark of 85 degrees, reached just four times before: once in 1976 […]

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As the Arctic Thaws, Russia’s Permafrost Problem Rises

Filed in Global Posted on March 7, 2016 10:41 am by 0 Comments
As the Arctic Thaws, Russia’s Permafrost Problem Rises

By Laurisha Cotton Last month was Earth’s warmest in the satellite era. While Seattle continues to get pounded with rain, The Land of the Big Bear, a.k.a. Russia, is getting attacked from below through permafrost thaw. The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory pinned the phenomenon on little-known microbes residing in the Earth’s “dark matter.” Permafrost is […]

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Snow Starved in Seattle

Filed in Snow Posted on March 3, 2016 10:14 pm by 0 Comments
Snow Starved in Seattle

It’s been everything from abnormally warm to unusually dry to just plain wet over the past four years, but it sure hasn’t been snowy. In fact, Seattle is now suffering through one of the least snowy stretches in its history. A meager 5.4 inches of snow has fallen on the city the past four winters […]

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Seattle Sets New Record for Warmest Month Ever

Filed in Warm Weather Posted on August 1, 2015 9:22 am by 2 Comments
Seattle Sets New Record for Warmest Month Ever

Seattle sizzled last month like it never had before. July 2015 was the hottest month ever recorded in Seattle, with an average temperature of 71.2 degrees—eclipsing the previous mark of 71.1 degrees, set back in August of 1967. The month featured an astonishing 10 days with high temperatures in the 90s—capped by a sweltering 95-degree […]

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Poll: Best of Winters, or Worst of Winters?

Filed in Warm Weather Posted on March 5, 2015 9:27 pm by 0 Comments
Poll: Best of Winters, or Worst of Winters?

It was the best of winters. It was the worst of winters. After starting out on a semi-active note—an inch of snow whitened Seattle shortly after Thanksgiving, and a minor windstorm blew through two weeks later—Mother Nature has put the brakes on winter, with abnormally warm, sunny weather dominating ever since. Seattle just wrapped up […]

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Showery Stretch Ahead

Filed in Rain Posted on October 14, 2014 12:05 pm by 2 Comments
Showery Stretch Ahead

This time around, everyone got a piece of the pie. A strong October cold front blew through the Sound overnight, dumping a half-inch of moisture across the region and ensuring that no local rain gauges woke up starved. That’s in sharp contrast to what happened on Saturday, when a round of late-day thunderstorms drenched some […]

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