Drought Explanation and El Niño Outlook

Sun, 19 Apr 2015 - Last week I wrote an article about diminishing water concerns. In less than a week after I published that article, Governor Jay Inslee and the NWS declared drought for 44% of Washington. Why are there mixed messages? The first reason … Continue reading

Water Concerns Diminish

Sun, 12 Apr 2015 - There’s been some good news for the western Washington region that will, at least for now, quiet the concerns of local residents. The water outlook for western Washington is looking better. According to UW Professor Cliff Mass, the recent systems … Continue reading

Multi-day Thunderstorm Outbreak

Fri, 03 Apr 2015 - For the last few days, thunderstorms have dotted western Washington; stunning photographers, weather enthusiasts, and commuters. Lightning, heavy rain, and a blanket of hail struck the I-5 corridor on Tuesday (3-31) and Wednesday (4-1). These storms were fueled by an … Continue reading

In The Spring Swing This Week

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 - Some exciting weather may be on the way early this week, and I’ll be watching “from the sidelines” in warm and clear Phoenix, Arizona. A cold front will drop some light to moderate rain into western Washington tonight (Monday), and … Continue reading

First Week of Spring Forecast

Sun, 22 Mar 2015 - Hey Everyone! The calender has finally caught up with the unseasonable weather Seattle has been experiencing these last few weeks, and I want to welcome you into the first official week of Spring.  This week we will continue to see … Continue reading

Weather News

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Multi-day Thunderstorm outbreak!

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Multi-day Thunderstorm outbreak!

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek For the last few days, thunderstorms have dotted western Washington; stunning... [Read more]


PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: It’s going to be a stormy weekend

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: It’s going to be a stormy weekend

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Good Weekend everyone! Mother nature sure must hate weekends, because we’re... [Read more]


WEATHER GEEK: The big windstorm has arrived; watch & hear about it here!

WEATHER GEEK: The big windstorm has arrived; watch & hear about it here!

Press “Play” button to hear live weather info. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek UPDATED 7:00 PM: Hi everyone! This will be brief, I just got home and the winds are already starting... [Read more]


WEATHER GEEK: Record breaking high temps & potentially damaging windstorm!

WEATHER GEEK: Record breaking high temps & potentially damaging windstorm!

Press “Play” button to hear live weather info. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Not sure which is more impressive, tomorrow’s possible wind storm or today’s record high temperatures... [Read more]


WEATHER GEEK: Temps rise, rain to return as the area starts to thaw out

WEATHER GEEK: Temps rise, rain to return as the area starts to thaw out

Press “Play” button to hear live weather info. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek We’ll be slowly crawling out of our cold spell throughout this week, but until we’ve fully... [Read more]


PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Post-Thanksgiving chill coming!

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Post-Thanksgiving chill coming!

Press “Play” button to hear live weather info. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Good morning and Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Only a single day after we enjoy our family’s... [Read more]


King County Health offers tips on how to stay cool and safe in hot weather

King County Health offers tips on how to stay cool and safe in hot weather

The National Weather Service has forecast temperatures between the high 70s and high 80s with little chance of rain over the next ten days. These weather conditions can create problems for anyone, especially... [Read more]


PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Spring storms are a’comin…

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Spring storms are a’comin…

by Chris Scragg Press PLAY for live streaming video by the Puget Sound Weather Geek! Temperatures spiked into the low and mid 80s on Friday and broke several historical records in Western Washington.... [Read more]


Welcome our latest innovation: our own 24/7 ‘Puget Sound Weather Geek’!

Welcome our latest innovation: our own 24/7 ‘Puget Sound Weather Geek’!

Press PLAY for live streaming video by the Puget Sound Weather Geek! We’re proud to introduce our latest innovation – our own hyperlocal weatherperson, the Puget Sound Weather Geek (aka Chris... [Read more]


Burn Ban upped to ‘Stage 2′ for King County

Burn Ban upped to ‘Stage 2′ for King County

To protect public health from worsening air pollution, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has elevated the burn ban for King and Snohomish counties to Stage 2, effective as of 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25. A... [Read more]


SeaTac Fire Department Warns ‘Don’t Find Yourself on Thin Ice’ this Winter

SeaTac Fire Department Warns ‘Don’t Find Yourself on Thin Ice’ this Winter

The SeaTac Fire Department on Monday (Jan. 14) issued a statement entitled “Don’t Find Yourself on Thin Ice,” warning residents to avoid walking on iced-over standing bodies of water. Officials... [Read more]


WEATHER: ‘Excessive Heat Watch’ Issued; City to Open Cooling Center

WEATHER: ‘Excessive Heat Watch’ Issued; City to Open Cooling Center

The National Weather Service issued an “Excessive Heat Watch” statement for this Thursday – Friday (Aug. 16-17), warning residents that temperatures may reach the mid-90s on both days. To... [Read more]


It’s a Snow Day For Real as Forecasted Winter Storm Blasts Western Washington

It’s a Snow Day For Real as Forecasted Winter Storm Blasts Western Washington

by Greg Wright The winter storm warning remains in effect until 8 PM this evening… Total snow accumulations of 10 to 20 inches in the southwest interior and 8 to 16 inches of new snow in the lower... [Read more]