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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Ready (or not) for Fall?

The calendar may read October, but the month has started off more like mid-August, with Monday marking the fourth consecutive day of 70-plus-degree temperatures in Seattle. While some can't get enough of the never-ending...

Warming Up for the Weekend

If you like your indoor and outdoor temperatures to match, you’re in luck. At least for today. The average high in Seattle on Sept. 19 is 70 degrees, otherwise known as room temperature—and right on cue,...