Under the Weather: Sunny and above-average temperatures expected this weekend

There’s no mistaking that spring has arrived now—it’s been absolutely gorgeous these past few days! But the best is yet to come. As I discussed in last week’s article, an upper ridge of high pressure is responsible for our nice weather. The way this ridge is positioned with adjacent troughs is known as an omega…

Under the Weather: Cooler weekend ahead before warming up next week

It kind of seems like our seasons just can’t make up their mind right now, doesn’t it? We have a couple days of sun, then the rain returns again. Temperatures get close to 60 one day before tumbling again into low 50s or upper 40s the next. Thankfully, it’s looking like we will see our…

Under the Weather: Dry start to weekend before turning stormy on Sunday

Spring has officially sprung! After daylight saving time, we’ve also added an extra hour of daylight—it’s amazing what that additional hour can do, isn’t it? It really is starting to feel like spring. Since the start of meteorological spring, we are running a little bit behind normal in terms of precipitation; as of March 24,…

Under the Weather: Showery start to spring expected

For those of you that are so ready for winter to be over, the weekend you have been looking for is just about here. Astronomical spring officially starts on Saturday! We’ve gotten a tease the past few days of what weather to expect more of in the coming weeks. It’s been a gorgeous few days,…

Under the Weather: Springlike temperatures expected for much of weekend

According to the calendar, it still is technically winter, but it definitely felt more like spring than winter in the past few days. With the exception of some pop-up convective showers in some places, we have been predominantly dry since Sunday. In fact, at Paine Field, there has been no measurable rainfall since Sunday. This…

Under the Weather: Rain expected at times for first weekend of meteorological spring

In the eyes of meteorologists, it is finally spring. Although astronomical spring doesn’t begin for a couple more weeks, meteorological spring officially arrived on Monday. I don’t know about you, but it definitely felt like spring on Wednesday. What a gorgeous day! Just for fun, let’s take a look back at our meteorological winter as…

Under the Weather: Mix of showers and sun expected in coming days

Another week of winter down, another week closer to spring! Although astronomical spring (traditional seasons) begins on March 20, meteorological spring actually begins on Monday. You can read more about the differences between astronomical and meteorological seasons here. For those counting down the days until summer, this is likely music to your ears. We are getting…

As winter snow disappears, public works crew lauded for work to keep roads clear

With last weekend’s heavy snowfall disappearing, City of Edmonds Public Works and Utilities Director Phil Williams said he is “justifiably proud” of the work his employees put in to ensure the city was able to keep the roads clear. “We have a very dedicated and experienced staff that takes weather events like this very seriously,”…

As snow starts to melt, a reminder to clear storm drains

As the weather starts to warm, the snow will begin to melt and need a place to drain. With rain in the forecast, Edmonds residents can help the city by finding drains on their street and clearing them of ice, leaves and other debris that will get in the way. If you can’t find a drain,…

Scene in Edmonds: First look at Saturday morning snow

Kevin O’Keeffe was out walking early Saturday morning and captured these shots of fresh snow in downtown Edmonds and along the Edmonds waterfront. According to National Weather Service snowfall data here, the amount of snow the area received — as of 7 a.m. Saturday — ranged from 6.2 inches in Edmonds to 5.6 inches in…

Let it snow: Edmonds public works crews say they are ready

Snow is in the forecast this week, and while it’s uncertain exactly how much will fall, City of Edmonds Public Works crews are preparing for whatever comes our way, said Street/Storms Manager Tod Moles. “We have been blessed with a dry period in front of the storm that we typically don’t get, so we have…

Under the Weather: Weekend ahead starts mostly dry — but ends wet

Well, as you could probably tell, besides a few stray snowflakes that fell Tuesday night, it didn’t snow. Sorry, fellow snow-lovers. The ingredients just did not all come together like they needed to. So far, the snowfall for our area has been almost abysmal—with the only accumulating snowfall of the season (albeit very minimal) falling…

A wet, wild night in Edmonds leaves many without power

A major windstorm moved through Puget Sound Tuesday night, knocking down trees and causing power outages for thousands of Snohomish County PUD customers. PUD line crews worked through the night finding, assessing and restoring outages. While these hard-hat heroes were able to restore many customers before dawn, a number  — including an estimated 600 in…

WSDOT: Enjoy the snow and the outdoors — but don’t park or walk along roadways

Winter’s here and outdoor activity is a good option during a pandemic – so we know why so many people are flocking to the mountains right now. But we’re also seeing some serious safety and access issues with travelers parking and walking along roadways near crowded areas. Winter activities aren’t new, but we’re seeing much…