FROM SNOW STORMS TO HEAT WAVES ACROSS THE PUGET SOUND REGION

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Image: The sun sets over the University District in Seattle. (File photo: Lindsey Wasson, AP)...
Ted Buehner

Friday sets new record for consecutive 80-degree days in Western Washington

A record-breaking streak of 80 degrees or better in Seattle and much of the Western Washington interior is expected to reach 16 days Friday.
3 hours ago
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Ted Buehner

Seattle Forecast: Region suffering through first rainless July since 2021

July is usually the warmest and driest month of the year for Seattle, and its holding to that norm with above-average temperatures and no rainfall thus far.
4 days ago
Photo: A makeshift fire truck puts water on a wildfire, which is part of the Okanogan Complex. Wash...
Ted Buehner

Buehner: Fire season kicked into high gear by heat wave

At the risk of voicing the obvious, Washington fire season is here! The recent heat wave essentially kicked it into high gear.
7 days ago
Photo: A paddle boarder is pictured at Alki Beach as excessive heat warnings remain in effect....
Bill Kaczaraba

As temperatures ease, no rain in sight for the next 10-14 days

Summer is beginning to look more "normal" in the Pacific Northwest as the heat wave eases with temperatures in the 80s in most places.
9 days ago
Image: The sun sets over Mountlake Terrace and Edmonds on a warm evening on Wednesday, June 5, 2024...
Steve Coogan and Frank Sumrall

Cliff Mass: ‘No doubt’ PNW is in a heat wave, but the end is near

Cliff Mass, a professor at the University of Washington (UW), discussed high pressure areas and the strength of the sun on KTTH.
11 days ago
Photo: A paddle boarder is pictured at Alki Beach as excessive heat warnings remain in effect....
Ted Buehner

Seattle’s record-breaking heat wave sticking around through Tuesday

Driving this first heat wave of the year for Seattle and surrounding areas is the combination of strong high pressure aloft and low-level air flow.
11 days ago
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Ted Buehner

Dangerous heat has arrived in Washington; highs in the 90s

After picture-perfect Fourth of July weather, sizzling temperatures have arrived and will hold on through the weekend.
13 days ago
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Ted Buehner

This week’s weather: Does it always rain on Fourth of July?

Some locals say it always rains on the Fourth of July, but does it? Is that a myth? Let’s look at some Puget Sound area weather records.
18 days ago
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Ted Buehner

‘June-uary’ becoming just June? Why Western WA is losing its marine clouds

Is it just my imagination, or does the Puget Sound region have fewer days with marine clouds than we had years ago?
23 days ago
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Ted Buehner

When will 2021’s ‘Heat Dome’ return to summer in Seattle?

It has been three years since the historic "heat dome" parked over the Pacific Northwest during the last week of June.
24 days ago
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Frank Sumrall

Mount St. Helens: Seismic activity brewing with more than 350 earthquakes since February

Mount St. Helens has been stirring as of late after the volcano has experienced 368 earthquakes since the beginning of February.
25 days ago
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Ted Buehner

What does this week’s weather look like post-summer solstice?

After a cool Sunday, Monday looks to have areas of morning clouds that will give way to sunshine by afternoon with temperatures rising to 70 degrees.
25 days ago
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Ted Buehner

Why are Western WA mornings still so foggy in the summer?

A listener recently asked what is meant by the marine layer. You've heard television weather anchors use the term, so what does marine layer mean?
26 days ago
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Ted Buehner

Sunshine, warm temps for Seattle’s summer solstice

The summer solstice, on June 20, will be celebrated across the county with age-old traditions. Seattle is having a parade this weekend.
29 days ago
People paddle boarding on Lake Union with the Seattle skyline in background, Seattle, Washington St...
Ted Buehner

Buehner: Rain Monday, Summer solstice season in Seattle to follow

The summer solstice is Thursday, June 20 at 1:50 p.m. in the afternoon and for Washingtonians, the weather is going to feel like summer by Thursday as well.
1 month ago
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Ted Buehner and Heather Bosch

Weather over Father’s Day weekend to be 10 degrees cooler than normal

Mother’s Day weekend had sunshine and temperatures in the 70s to mid-80s. Sorry Dads – that will not be the case for this weekend.
1 month ago
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Ted Buehner

This week’s weather: Washington’s 16-hour sun-filled days are here

Daylight hours this week will be just shy of 16 hours in Washington, with sun-filled days flanking the upcoming summer solstice.
1 month ago
Image: Firefighters prepare to battle a new fire that started near the Manastash Vista Point along ...
Ted Buehner

Buehner: Could the Great Seattle Fire of 1889 happen again?

Thursday, June 6 marked the date of the 1889 Great Seattle Fire. As the weather gets warmer and drier, could it happen again?
1 month ago
Photo: The long-awaited warmer drier weather is arriving! The sun shines in Eastlake, Seattle on Ju...
Ted Buehner

Warmer weather is here! Expect sunshine, rising temps

The long-awaited warmer drier weather is arriving! There are several things to remember as the area heats up.
1 month ago
Image: These two trees were spotted down along the tree lines of the Burke-Gilman trail on Monday, ...
Steve Coogan

Cliff Mass: Winter-like storm in June was ‘quite a doozy’ for Washington

Thousands in Western Washington were affected Monday morning as a June storm flooded the region with rainfall and seared it with strong winds.
2 months ago
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Steve Coogan

Cliff Mass: El Nino is to blame for lower snowpack, not climate change

"It's not due to climate change or global warming that we didn't have so much snowpack," the UW professor explained. He cited El Nino instead.
2 months ago
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Ted Buehner

Buehner: Summer weather is just around the corner

Had enough of the cool, wet spring weather? Yes, June started wet, but summer weather relief is on the way starting midway this week.
2 months ago
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Ted Buehner

Warm weather awaits after region’s last atmospheric river storm

Enjoy the warm sunshine today because cooler wet weather -- once again -- lies ahead with an atmospheric river starting this weekend.
2 months ago
Photo: This Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023, satellite image shows Hurricane Lee, right, off in the centra...
Ted Buehner

PNW doesn’t get hurricanes but does get hurricane-force winds

The National Hurricane Center and NOAA recently released this season's hurricane outlook that begins on June 1.
2 months ago