It’s going to be warm this weekend, weather service says

Even if winter is not officially over, it’s sure going to feel like it this weekend, our online news partner The Seattle Times reports. The forecast includes dry weather, sun and highs that are expected to reach into the 60s in some areas of the Puget Sound region and the upper 50s in others. “If…

Did it snow in your neighborhood? Share your photos with us!

Did it snow in your area overnight? Share your Mountlake Terrace snow photos with us by emailing them to mltnewseditor@gmail.com. Let us know who to give photo credit to and an area of town where the photo was taken. We may share them on our website!

National Weather Service: Frigid winds, lowland snow likely this weekend

Western Washington residents should prepare for frigid wind and a chance of snow over the weekend, according to a Thursday report from the National Weather Service. Winds on Friday and Saturday could be strong enough to knock down trees and power lines, causing power outages. Temperatures are expected to be the coldest of the season on…

White Christmas? Share your snow photos with us!

Are you no longer just dreaming of a white Christmas, but living it this year? Share your Mountlake Terrace snow photos with us by emailing them to mltnewseditor@gmail.com. Let us know who to give photo credit to and an area of town where the photo was taken. We may share them on our website!

Cooler weather, rain in the weekend forecast

If you thought it felt like fall on Friday, the National Weather Service (NWS) says it’s just getting started. Saturday morning will likely be sunny. After that, rain is expected to move in. A forecast released Friday morning by the NWS shows Saturday’s high at 75 degrees. After that, the high temperature is not expected…

High temperatures expected to continue through weekend, smoke could return

High temperatures are expected to continue all weekend, and smoke may return by early next week, our online news partner The Seattle Times reported Thursday. The high climbed to about 80 on Friday and is expected to reach into the mid-80s through most of the holiday weekend. On Monday and Tuesday, the highs could reach…

One year after major windstorm, PUD offers tips for getting through an outage

One year has passed since one of the strongest summer windstorms hit western Washington. Snohomish County PUD is using the occasion to remind customers that storms can strike at any time. During major storms, PUD says no utility can guarantee uninterrupted power, and it could take days or longer to get power restored. Items such as…

Edmonds School District issues winter weather information

According to an Edmonds School District announcement, forecasters are beginning to predict the possibility of snow in the upcoming weeks. Here’s what you need to know if you have a child attending local public schools: If it is necessary to have a late start or close schools due to inclement weather, a decision is made…

Windstorms and power outages: PUD working to reduce down time, improve reliability

In the wake of the most severe windstorms in recent years, Snohomish County PUD says it has stepped up efforts to work with local officials, businesses and citizens to enhance electrical system reliability and shorten outage times. The first big windstorm hit in early December, breaking branches, blowing down trees and causing protracted outages to…

South Snohomish County Emergency Cold Weather Shelter open on Sunday

The South Snohomish County Emergency Shelter Network will be open on Sunday, Dec. 28 for all individuals requiring overnight emergency shelter due to anticipated overnight freezing weather. The shelter network is open to families, women and men. Evening and morning meals will be provided. For those who are in need of overnight sheltering, please meet…

Disaster preparedness class starts in January

The Emergency Services Coordinating Agency (ESCA), located in the City of Brier, is offering disaster preparedness classes. How will you keep your family safe and assist others in a disaster? Disasters can happen anytime, anywhere.  As seen in the wake of SR 530 mudslide, Hurricane Sandy and other recent events, it may take hours to…

Windstorm leaves its mark in Mountlake Terrace

Three days after a major windstorm on Dec. 11 scattered tree limbs and knocked out power to much if not all of Mountlake Terrace, there was still clean up and repair work to do in the area. Sustained wind speeds of 45 miles per hour were recorded throughout Snohomish County on Thursday night. Snohomish County…

Windstorm knocks out power across Snohomish County

Snohomish County PUD reports “13,000 scattered outages” across Snohomish County Friday, following Thursday night’s ferocious windstorm. There were no specific reports available for any one community, according to PUD. Thursday night’s Mountlake Terrace City Council work session was cut short due to a power outage. Monday’s agenda will be revised as a result of the shorter…

City preparing for winter weather; residents can do their part too

The city is getting ready now for winter weather by sweeping streets, cleaning storm drains and preparing for deicing and snow plowing. The City is well equipped for snow removal and deicing operations that are typical for Western Washington. The city’s fleet includes five trucks equipped with snowplows and sand/salt spreaders and a sixth truck…

National Weather Service issues flood watch for Snohomish County

The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for Snohomish County for Wednesday afternoon through Wednesday night. Heavy rainfall is possible through Wednesday evening. Small streams could rise rapidly and possibly flood. A flood watch means conditions are favorable for flooding but flooding is not imminent or occurring.

City suggests residents keep storm drains clear of debris

Fall is here and with rain in the forecast, the City of Mountlake Terrace suggests residents prepare for bad weather to protect their home and property. Late autumn brings falling leaves along with heavy rains that can clog storm drains and cause flooding. Residents can help prevent flooding by keeping storm drains clear of leaves and debris….