Coldest weather in 18 years in forecast

Forecasters are predicting the coldest stretch of weather since December 1990, when hundreds of pipes burst, flooding homes across the region. Temperatures are not expecting to get above freezing all week — on Thursday, the high is not expected to get above the mid-20s. Brrrr.

“Homeowners and businesses can save themselves a lot of heartache and expense if they take steps — right now — to winterize their pipes,” said Joe Mickelson with Seattle Public Utilities. “The alternative to acting now could be the cost of a plumber’s visit and huge repair bills for flood damage.” Read SPU’s important list of winterizing tips below:

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Snow blankets Ballard

The snow began to fall Saturday night, at first a gentle dusting, and then around 11 p.m. it was coming down in big chunks, sticking to the roadways. In Loyal Heights, a half-inch covered the ground by midnight. In downtown Ballard, the snow stuck to cars, but not the roads. We’ll see what the morning […]

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Get ready for winter weather

We could see our first blast of winter weather this weekend. The National Weather Service says that a storm could hit Friday into Saturday that would bring high winds and snow in the passes. Seattle Public Utilities reminds people to prepare your water pipes for cold weather, ahead of time. Shut off outside faucets, drain […]

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