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…

Snohomish County 2020 Flood Safety Guide now available

With the rainy season underway, Snohomish County Public Works has mailed more than 8,000 copies of its “Flood Safety in Snohomish County” pamphlet to residents who live in or near 100-year-floodplains. The Flood Safety guide is also available online and additional resources are available here. Most significant floods occur in fall and winter and this…

Mudslide cancels Sounder train north line service Tuesday, Wednesday

Sound Transit canceled its Sounder commuter train north line service Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 22-23, due to a mudslide located between the Edmonds and Mukilteo stations.  If there are no additional mudslide events, Sounder north line service is expected to resume Monday morning, Dec. 28. The Sounder north line train is not operating on Christmas…

Under the Weather: A wet weekend on tap, featuring an atmospheric river

For the month of December thus far, we are running behind in terms of average total precipitation. Through Dec. 16, Paine Field has registered 1.12 inches of rain in the gauge. The normal amount for the same time frame is 2.66 inches. However, we are expected to play catchup this weekend, as a couple storms—including…

Under the Weather: How likely is a white Christmas?

We’ve all heard the song lyric, “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas, just like the ones I used to know…” There’s just something about snow on Christmas that makes it a little bit more special (although I’ll take snow any day of the year). Believe it or not, there is a meteorological definition for what…

Under the Weather: Meteorological winter kicks off with a mostly dry forecast

It is the most wonderful time of the year! Winter is finally here, at least to meteorologists and other weather enthusiasts, and it makes me excited for the possibility of scenes like the picture above. Meteorological winter officially arrived Dec. 1, ahead of its astronomical counterpart. (You can read more about meteorological and astronomical seasons…

Under the Weather: Dry day likely for outdoor Thanksgiving gatherings

It is a little hard to believe, but Thanksgiving week is here. Even though this year looks a little different than previous years, we can still make the most of it. Some of you may be attempting to have outdoor gatherings this year, and if that’s you, you are probably very interested in whether it…

Under the Weather: Mostly dry this weekend, but rain set to return next week

After being hit with several storms over the past couple weeks, we are finally expecting a break from the crazy weather. November tends to be the wettest month of the year, and it definitely seems like we’re living up to that expectation. Interestingly enough, through the first 18 days of the month, we are actually…

Under the Weather: A mostly dry, yet cool weekend ahead

It has been quite the wet week so far, hasn’t it? Multiple storms have impacted us this week, bringing decent amounts of rainfall over the area. Above is a map showing some precipitation totals for this week through 4 p.m. Thursday. As you can see, totals primarily ranged between a half inch and one inch….

Under the Weather: Rain returns just in time for wettest month of the year

Around here, November is typically the wettest month of the year in terms of average total precipitation. You can see in the above graphic that the normal amount of total precipitation for the month of November is just over six inches, higher than every other month. The number of storms tend to ramp up this…

Time to prepare for winter driving, WSDOT says

With some early storms already here and full-fledged winter fast approaching, 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….