Heat advisory issued for this weekend; cooling centers available

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for this weekend that remains in effect from noon on Saturday, June 25 to 11 p.m. on Monday, June 27. Snohomish County’s Public Safety Hub notes that extreme heat events are becoming more frequent, intense and dangerous in the Pacific Northwest. More very hot days are…

Under the weather: ‘June-uary’ continues with a wet weekend ahead

The rain comes…the rain goes…then it comes again. Sound familiar? This pattern continues to occur, even with the month of June well underway. As we inch closer and closer to astronomical summer, you would expect that the weather would start getting consistently nicer—but that just hasn’t been the case. The rain just keeps coming back….

Under the weather: Meteorological summer is here—but the rain remains

As of June 1, we have officially reached meteorological summer and, if anyone was wondering, the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season. With the exception of a few outliers, our spring felt more like fall, with cooler than average temperatures and what seemed like unrelenting wet weather. Take a look at the graphic below,…

Under the weather: Showery start to May expected to continue this weekend

It really seems like we can’t get much of a break from the wet and cool weather. Much of April consisted of this type of weather and May has mostly continued on the same trend. Since April 1 (and this is no joke), we’ve only seen six days with temperatures in the 60s—three of which occurred…

Under the weather: Mix of sun and showers expected for last weekend of April

The month of April is almost over—crazy, isn’t it? The month’s weather as a whole could be characterized by two words: cool and showery. We’ve had moments of excitement with the occasional bout of hail and lightning, but overall, there hasn’t been much to write home about. Speaking to the cooler temperatures, take a look…

Under the weather: Short reprieve from rain expected on Easter Sunday

Happy almost Easter, everybody! The past week has been quite interesting in the weather department, with some areas seeing bouts of heavy rain, breezy winds, hail and even some light snow—making it seem a little more like January than April. This unsettled weather pattern has been in place for awhile and things aren’t looking to…

Under the weather: Spring showers to highlight first full weekend of new season

Well, we made it, everyone. We have survived another Pacific Northwest winter and have officially transitioned into spring. To make things even better, we were able to celebrate the new season with an actual spring-like day on Tuesday (March 22). I mentioned last week that we had the chance of seeing the first 60-degree day…

Under the weather: Showery weekend ahead as we wrap up final weekend of winter

When we were in the height of our cold snap back in late December and early January, many of you were probably longing for spring—or the warmer/nicer weather generally associated with it—to come quickly. Since then, we’ve had a drier-than-average year up to this point, with 66% of the days having less than 0.01 inches…

Under the weather: Clear skies expected for first weekend of meteorological spring

Our transition from meteorological winter to spring was definitely a wet one after the majority of February was dry. Here is a map showing rainfall totals over the past week, from Friday through Thursday, March 3. Over the past week, most locations in Western Washington saw several inches of rainfall. The Tacoma Narrows Airport saw…

Under the weather: A rainy weekend expected for first time this month

The month of February thus far has been very dry—abnormally so. Over the course of the first 16 days of the month, we’ve seen a mere 0.32 inches of measurable rainfall. We’ve had several days with a “trace” amount of rain, but not enough to register 0.01 inches in the gauge. The graph below depicts…

Under the weather: Mostly dry weekend expected after a rainy Friday

With the exception of a few storms at the beginning of the new year, we haven’t had much in the way of rain for several weeks now. We had a semi-active winter toward the end of 2021, but not much has happened since then. Take a look at the graph below. This is data taken…

Under the weather: Dry streak to come to an end by Sunday

Just as expected, the dry weather has continued over the past week or so. We did see a trace of rain very early on Jan. 21 (which barely counts as anything), but we’ve had seven days in a row with no measurable rainfall if you include Thursday, the 27th. I’m sure many of you are very…