Thousands left without power Tuesday night

Thousands of Snohomish County PUD customers were without power Tuesday night in Edmonds, Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace, according to the PUD outage map. There were reports of transformers blowing amid gusty winds and blowing snow but the exact cause of the outages wasn’t immediately available. Customers can check the status of outages and report one…

I-5 express lanes in Seattle to remain southbound through Wednesday, Nov. 30

The Interstate 5 express lanes in Seattle will remain open in the southbound direction through at least 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, the Washington State Department of Transportation said. They did not switch to northbound on Tuesday, Nov. 29, due to snow. The express lanes are normally reversed each day and closed overnight, but snow…

With snow possible this week, here are City of Edmonds plowing, de-icing maps

With the possibility of snow in the forecast this week, residents may be wondering how the City of Edmonds prioritizes snow removal and street de-icing. The maps posted above serve as a reminder. According to the city, anti-icing is applied to roadways just ahead of a freeze in an effort to keep ice from building…

Under the weather: Mostly dry weekend ahead before rain returns next week

Much of Western Washington had a wet start to the month of November, but since that atmospheric river, not much rain has fallen. This is abnormal — usually the month of November is our rainiest month of the year. The image below shows the total accumulated precipitation at KPAE for this month so far. You…

Under the weather: Calm weekend ahead after last weekend’s storm

It has been quite the interesting week for weather in Western Washington. We’ve seen rain, flooding, thunder, hail, wind and snow — just to name a few. I want to recap a couple of these different events, starting with the rain. We are going to broaden the scope a bit more than usual, focusing on…

Windstorm leaves thousands without power overnight

Updated with news that power at Edmonds College was restored. Thousands of people in Southwest Snohomish County were without power overnight due to a windstorm that toppled trees and blew tree limbs into power lines and poles, a Snohomish County PUD spokesperson said. “We have 14 line crews in the field and another 21 support…

Plan now for snow and ice season, WSDOT says

While many may be thinking about pumpkins and spiced ciders, now is the time for travelers to make sure they’re prepared for winter driving. The Washington State Department of Transportation urges all travelers to start preparing themselves and their vehicles for winter weather. Drivers can check out WSDOT’s winter driving web page for tips and information. WSDOT…

Under the weather: Fall-like temperatures finally expected over the weekend

Many of us were likely hoping that we could actually get through the summer months without having a smoke event. Unfortunately, that did not happen this year. Wildfire smoke from the north Cascades began pouring into western Washington by last Friday, which began reducing air quality. For our neck of the woods, this wasn’t anything…

Under the weather: Smoke and near-record highs possible over the weekend

One of the worst parts of summertime on the West Coast is the possibility of smoke infiltrating the area, contributing to poor air quality and visibility. We’ve been quite blessed in this department this year, with very little issues regarding air quality as a result of smoke. Unfortunately, it’s looking like we won’t escape completely…