Updated 5 p.m. Seattle Public Schools are canceled for Wednesday. All activities canceled. As of 4 p.m. Tuesday, whatever snow that fell earlier today has pretty much melted away. We even saw some blue skies here in Ballard. Alex Perrault posted this photo on the Geeky Swedes Facebook page Meteorologists are fine-tuning their forecast as […]
Update 12:10 p.m. Seattle Schools sending students home early because of the winter weather. Two-hour early dismissal today (after a two-hour late start.) After school activities canceled. We took a drive around Ballard and Crown Hill. It’s amazing how the weather changes throughout the neighborhood. Snow starts sticking north of 65th and gets whiter the […]
Ballard appears to have dodged the snow bullet with just a light (very, very light) dusting of snow. Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which means many people have the day off. Unfortunately not everyone gets a three-day weekend. If you need to hit the roads here are some live traffic cams from the […]
The snow started falling just after 6 this morning, and a light blanket of white quickly appeared. It’s been snowing off-and-on throughout the day, sticking and then melting again. Here are a couple traffic cameras: NW 85th St. and Aurora, looking east. 15th Ave. NW and NW 65th St., looking south Jim Guy with King5 […]
It appears that winter is finally here – at least the first snowflakes are in the forecast for Seattle. Most of the weather folks are saying the snow could be below 500 feet late Saturday/early Sunday – and possibly next week. Cliff Mass gives a great write-up on the weather for the next few days. […]
It’s November and mother nature is reminding us how fickle she can be. Just yesterday it was sunny and “warm.” This evening it’s hailing. Hard. @RonSchott sent us this pic on Twitter that shows the size of the pellets. Shortly after the hail, the sky lit up with lightning followed by a boom of thunder. […]
Seattle has seen little rainfall the past few months, which means conditions are ripe for fire. While August temps were down, the rainfall average was just 0.13 inches compared to the normal 0.88 inches, according to BeautifulSeattle.com. Early this morning Engine 18 was called out to a brush fire at NW 65th St and 17th […]
The weather forecast has been calling for more clouds and cooler temperatures, but we weren’t expecting the booming thunder and bright lightning! Here’s a look at the storm from the Kiro7 doppler radar as of 8:01 a.m. Looks like more rain is headed our way. Looks like a few people in Sunset Hill have lost […]
As every Seattleite knows, this spring has been nothing but damp, dreary and depressing (to many, anyway.) Now the New York Times has picked up on the wet weather, with a bit of a twist – the moss that appears to be growing everywhere. The moss loves this weather. In yesterday’s paper, Tai Koenig and […]
Not to relive the painfully cold weather we’ve been having, but we wanted to share this photo. Kevin sent us this shot of people caught in Wednesday’s hail storm at Salmon Bay School field where they were having Little League practice. Thanks, Kevin!
If you were anywhere near Ballard around 7 p.m. Wednesday evening, you couldn’t miss the hail storm that passed through. Although the ground is nearly covered with white ice chunks, the aftermath of the storm was beautiful. Jennifer sent us this photo of a double rainbow (the second rainbow is quite faint) over North Beach.
Magnolia isn’t the only neighborhood hit by mudslides. The bank above Seaview Avenue was also affected. Al sent us this photo of a slide on Monday just above Seaview Ave along roughly the 6700 block. “There was a slide near the main BN rail tracks that pass between Shilshole and lower Sunset Hill,” he writes. […]