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.

Happy snow day! Edmonds School District schools closed

The Edmonds School District announced this morning that all schools are closed due to hazardous road conditions in the northern portion of the Edmonds School District,  This means all after-school activities, all evening events at district buildings (including non-district events) are canceled, the district said. This snow day will be made up. Tuesday, June 17…

Stage 1 burn ban in effect as of 5 p.m. Saturday

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has issued a Stage 1 burn ban for Snohomish County, effective at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29. This ban remains in effect until further notice. After a few lingering showers, weather conditions are forecast to become cold and dry this weekend. Air pollution is expected to build up to…

Cold temperatures freeze Sprague's Pond

The recent cold snap was enough to freeze the top layer of Sprague’s Pond just off 200th Street SW. Although as you can see from the second photo, the ice was easily cracked. Thanks to Bryan Briscoe for the photos.

Cold temperatures freeze Sprague’s Pond

The recent cold snap was enough to freeze the top layer of Sprague’s Pond just off 200th Street SW. Although as you can see from the second photo, the ice was easily cracked. Thanks to Bryan Briscoe for the photos.

As snow turns to rain, concerns switch to urban flooding

With the snow still piled up alongside the road and more rain falling, city crews are switching their focus to preventing urban flooding. They’re working to clear storm drains so standing water doesn’t get a chance to collect. “We are running all five plows right now trying to clear gutter lines.  We have widespread ponding…

Classes canceled Thursday in Edmonds SD, makeup days announced

The Edmonds School District posted the following announcement that schools are closed again Thursday: All schools and programs are closed for one day. All after-school activities, evening events, and athletic practices are canceled. School days lost for weather closures must be made up. Please update your calendars to reflect the following: Tuesday, June 19 is…

Schools, city offices closed as more snow falls

Schools in the Edmonds School District are closed Wednesday as the region digs out from another blanket of snow. The Rec Center and city offices will also be closed. The city is advising residents to check road conditions on the traffic camera website before you leave home. Crews will first plow and sand major arterials…

Snow falling in Lynnwood

Snow has started falling in Lynnwood. It’s sticking to the ground, as you can see from this shot of I-5 at 196th taken about 9 a.m. Community Transit says snow and hail in pockets of north, east and south Snohomish County is causing delays on several routes. No stops are being missed at this time….

Strong winds leave thousands without power around Lynnwood

Winds gusting up to 50 miles an hour caused big problems around Lynnwood this afternoon. Our news partners at the Seattle Times have this report: In Snohomish County, winds knocked a branch onto a power line about 3 p.m., tripping the circuitry and causing a power outage for about 16,000 customers, said Neil Neroutsos, spokesman…

Heavy snow makes for a slick morning commute

Lynnwood was one of the hardest hit areas by snow this morning. The first reports of snow came in about 3:00 early Wednesday morning and it remained heavy throughout the morning. Lynnwood is right in the middle of the “convergence zone,” where the most snow was expected. At 7:30 a.m., State Trooper Keith Leary told…

Skateboarder struck by a car on the icy roads

The slick roads could be to blame for at least one injury collision Monday night. A 16-year-old boy was hit by a passing car around 7:30 p.m. while on his skateboard. The boy, who is in stable condition with unknown injuries, was transported to Harborview Medical Center by Lynnwood medics. Lynnwood police and fire crews…

Lynnwood opens its Emergency Operations Center

The snow and ice has prompted city officials to take the following action: 1. A limited EOC activation was put into effect at 4:30 p.m. today. This means the command staff and section chiefs for the EOC will continue to meet and plan for potential weather hazards and emergencies including blowing accumulations of snow and…

Public Works director says they're staying ahead of the snowfall

When the snow starting fall this morning, the city says it was prepared for it. Public Works Director Bill Franz says they applied chemical de-icer on Saturday over most of the trouble spots including hills and bridge decks. “That has helped those spots not get as much snow accumulation,” he said. “We seem to be…

Public Works director says they’re staying ahead of the snowfall

When the snow starting fall this morning, the city says it was prepared for it. Public Works Director Bill Franz says they applied chemical de-icer on Saturday over most of the trouble spots including hills and bridge decks. “That has helped those spots not get as much snow accumulation,” he said. “We seem to be…

Multiple collisions close 188th Street SW

Snow is creating traffic headaches in many parts of Lynnwood. Police have closed 188th Street SW between 40th and 36th due to multiple spin-out collisions. Earlier this morning there were several accidents on the off-ramp from northbound I-5 to 44th Avenue West and on Ash Way. The city’s highest priority for snow and ice response…

Heavy rain floods some city streets

Heavy rain soaked most of western Washington today and Lynnwood was no exception. About a half-inch had fallen as of 3 p.m. and even more is expected tonight. Some city streets had standing water as a result, including the corner of 44th Avenue West & 196th Street SW. It’s a good reminder to clear leaves…

Wind knocks down tree on 188th

Today’s strong winds blew down a tall tree across 188th Street SW near 44th Avenue West. No injuries or serious damage was reported. The street was blocked for a few hours this afternoon while city crews cleared the mess. Community Transit routes 115, 116 and 119 were detoured during the closure. More strong winds are…

Get ready for a very windy 24 hours in Lynnwood

It’s going to be a blustery 24 hours in Snohomish County. The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for Everett and vicinity, which is in effect until 9 p.m. Monday. Forecasters expect winds of 20 – 30 MPH Sunday night, with stronger winds developing Monday. Gusts up to 60 MPH are possible….

Wednesday's sunshine in Lynnwood broke 42-year-old weather record

If it felt warmer than usual today, you’re right. Unofficially, Wednesday’s high of 69 degrees broke the record of 67 degrees set in 1968 (according to Weather.com). Did you have fun in the sun today? Send your weather pics to lynnwoodtoday@gmail.com and we’ll post them on this blog. We hope you enjoyed the sun while…

Wednesday’s sunshine in Lynnwood broke 42-year-old weather record

If it felt warmer than usual today, you’re right. Unofficially, Wednesday’s high of 69 degrees broke the record of 67 degrees set in 1968 (according to Weather.com). Did you have fun in the sun today? Send your weather pics to lynnwoodtoday@gmail.com and we’ll post them on this blog. We hope you enjoyed the sun while…