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Historic, Damaging Windstorm Possible on Saturday

Filed in Wind Posted on October 12, 2016 2:04 pm by 0 Comments
Historic, Damaging Windstorm Possible on Saturday

54 years ago today, the most destructive windstorm in Pacific Northwest history devastated Puget Sound. Now, a good half-century later, some forecast models say it could happen again on Saturday. An explosive area of low pressure, containing the remnants of Super Typhoon Songda, will hurtle toward the West Coast this weekend—potentially deepening to 960 millibars […]

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Sunday Heat Ties for Warmest June Day in 14 Years

Filed in Warm Weather Posted on June 6, 2016 8:21 am by 0 Comments
Sunday Heat Ties for Warmest June Day in 14 Years

If you thought yesterday’s warmth was a little too hot for this early in the year, you were on to something. Seattle soared to a sweltering 93 degrees on Sunday—a remarkable 25 degrees above the normal high temperature for the date. The reading matched June 30, 2013, for the city’s hottest June temperature in 14 […]

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Poll: How Hot Will It Get on Sunday?

Filed in Warm Weather Posted on June 3, 2016 2:57 pm by 0 Comments
Poll: How Hot Will It Get on Sunday?

The heat is (almost) on. A massive dome of high pressure bulging up from the Southwest will overtake Seattle this weekend, sending the mercury soaring more than 20 degrees above average. High temperatures at Sea-Tac Airport, where the city’s official weather readings are taken, should be hugging the upper 60s this time of year. Instead, […]

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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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