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  • 30-car pileup highlights dangerous winter driving conditions

    MEDINA, Wash. – Washington State Patrol says troopers in King County alone responded to 198 collisions since Sunday. That includes a multi-vehicle wreck Monday evening on the Westbound 520 floating bridge, involving approximately 30 cars including a bus. Tweets from drivers tell of their terrifying experiences slipping and sliding on black ice. Twitter user @Team_Nordin tweeted “Same here, slid through multiple lanes to avoid the cars that had already wrecked.” User @GrahamHorgdal tweeted “I was there 30 minutes ago and […]

  • WSDOT: US 2 near Stevens Pass closed ‘until further notice’ after snow downs trees, power lines

    STEVENS PASS, Wash. – Hundreds of drivers were stranded for hours overnight Monday on US 2 after heavy snow downed trees and powerlines just east of Gold Bar the night before. The closure happened at 8:20 p.m. and impacts a 30-mile stretch of road from milepost 34 east to the top of Stevens Pass at milepost 64. WSDOT says both directions will be closed “until further notice” due to the conditions. UPDATE US 2 between Gold Bar and Stevens Pass […]

  • Snow falling in western Washington lowlands; winter weather warnings in effect

    It's winter in the Pacific Northwest and that means rain, snow and cold temperatures.

  • Landslide threat increasing as powerful storm expected by weekend

    DES MOINES, Wash. – Drier weather on Wednesday helped to lessen the landslide threat across Western Washington, but another system will be moving in later in the week, increasing the threat by Friday. Crews in Des Moines worked on a landslide that shut down Woodmont Beach Road South on December 20. The city hopes to have it reopened in two to four weeks. Fred Wentz lives just feet away from the slide. He says he’s most concerned when the forecast […]

  • Winter storm bringing nearly a foot of snow across the Cascades by Monday

    SEATTLE – A front will continue to work its way through Western Washington bringing us rain, wind and mountain snow this week. Expect scattered showers throughout the Sunday. Winds will remain elevated, especially to our north where a Wind Advisory is in effect for Island, Jefferson, Whatcom and Skagit counties until 6 p.m. For the Cascades, a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 4 a.m. Monday and then a Winter Storm Warning will be in effect through 10 p.m. […]

  • Low snowpack in the Cascades could lead to drought, but there’s still time

    Washington may have a rainy reputation, but the state didn't live up to it overall this year and it's taking a toll on snowpack in the Cascades.

  • More sunshine on tap Thursday before rain returns

    Freezing fog is possible for the morning commute Thursday, but the fog should clear by the mid-morning and a brief bout of high pressure will bring more sunshine!

  • Christmas forecast: More nice than naughty

    The EURO model is suggesting a chance for a few snowflakes Christmas morning - above 1000 feet. If that happens, it likely won't be anything significant.

  • Mostly dry weather on forecast during Christmas week after record-breaking rainfall

    SEATTLE – After record rainfall at four airports (Sea-Tac, Olympia, Hoquiam, and Bellingham), the stretch of steady rain is finally tapering off. For the most part, Monday and Tuesday are pretty dry. Christmas Day features a little less sunshine and a slight chance of morning showers with mostly cloudy skies.  Highs and lows will be near our seasonal averages of 45 and 35 degrees. Thursday, we’re mostly sunny, while Friday may start off the same by midday we’ll increase the […]

  • Rain will finally taper off and give way to mostly dry Sunday for Seahawks game

    SEATTLE — After 72 hours of wet weather, the rain will finally start to taper off on Saturday. The rain broke daily records both Thursday and Friday. In fact, Friday was the 5th wettest day on record at Sea-Tac with 3.25″. New Daily Precipitation Records for Dec 20th 🌧️📊 ▪️ Sea-Tac Airport 3.25" (old record 2.00" in 1900 [Federal Building])▪️ Olympia 2.87" (1.87" 1955)▪️ WFO Seattle 2.64" (1.02" in 1994)▪️ Hoquiam 2.35" (1.88" 2014)▪️ Bellingham 1.02" (0.88" 1974) — NWS […]

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