Ted Buehner* NWS Meteorologist

Ted Buehner is the Warning Coordination Meteorologist for the National Weather Service (NWS) in Seattle, a key customer liaison position.

The Great Seattle Fire of 1889 provides lesson for hot June weather

Seattle's current warm, dry weather mirrors what happened almost exactly 127 years ago, when 25 blocks of downtown went up in flames.
8 years ago

Raise the curtain on Western Washington’s thunderstorm season

Thunderstorms can occur year-round, yet spring is the peak of our thunderstorm season.
8 years ago

Don’t forget about daylight savings Sunday morning

Daylight Saving Time resumes again Sunday at 2 a.m.
8 years ago

This is how wet Puget Sound has been this season

Despite some days of sunshine, this winter season has been one of the wettest on record in Seattle dating back to the 1890s.
8 years ago

You can thank El Nino for warmer weather this winter

Thanks to El Nino, the Pacific Northwest's winter seasonal outlook shows a strong likelihood of warmer than average temperatures.
9 years ago

Are you ready for flood season?

Western Washington's flood season usually arrives in late October or early November. In fact, November is historically the wettest month of the year. Flood season is here and usually continues into March.
9 years ago

Latest El Nino forecast provides warm winter outlook for NW

El Nino is proving weather predictions correct, maintaining its rank among the three warmest on record, which means the Northwest won't likely get any relief from its current drought.
9 years ago

Weather conditions ripe for another Great Seattle Fire

The Great Seattle Fire occurred during conditions similar to those this year, warm and dry.
9 years ago

History proves it doesn’t always rain on Halloween

Does it always rain on Halloween? Looking back at weather records so far this century, the answer to that question is no.
11 years ago

What’s with this fog?

Fog has plagued much of western Washington since the weekend. Why has it been so persistent?
11 years ago

Great quake, tsunami drill is Thursday

On Thursday October 17, 2013 between 10:15 A.M. and 10:20 A.M. PDT, the National Tsunami Warning Center (NTWC) and the NWS Weather Forecast Office in Seattle will conduct a tsunami warning communications test.
11 years ago

Remembering the big Columbus Day Storm

Saturday, October 12 is the 51st anniversary of the 1962 Columbus Day Storm, the strongest non-tropical wind storm ever to hit the lower 48 in American history. It is the granddaddy of all windstorms that all other windstorms are compared to.
11 years ago

How much rain did you get?

How much rain did you get? Have you wanted to report your rain and snow? Now you can. Join the community collaborative rain hail and snow network or CoCoRaHS.
11 years ago

Are you ready for winter? It’s coming whether you like it or not

Fall is here and winter is coming. Snow fell at Sunrise on Mount Rainier Wednesday. Storms with rain, wind and maybe even some snow in Western Washington are just around the corner. Are you ready for winter?
11 years ago

Want to be a Skywarn Weather Spotter?

Want to get more involved in weather? How about becoming a Skywarn Weather Spotter? Skywarn weather spotters are volunteers who report significant weather from home, at work or school.
11 years ago

Days are getting shorter, cooler

Since the latter part of June, we have now lost close to two hours of daylight on both ends of each day.
11 years ago

This summer was great, but not perfect

People often refer to summer starting with Memorial Day Weekend and ending with Labor Day Weekend. Many feel this has been the best summer is a long time, and it has been a fine summer. Yet despite the good weather for the Fourth of July and Labor Day Weekend, Memorial Day Weekend was cool and wet.
11 years ago

What has made this one of the best Seattle summers?

Many of you have been saying this is the best summer in quite some time. Is it? Let's review some numbers.
11 years ago