WSDOT: Time to get ready for winter driving

With winter just around the corner, now is the best time to make plans and prepare for winter driving. That’s according to the Washington State Department of Transportation, which urges all travelers to get themselves and their vehicles ready for winter weather well before they head out. Drivers can visit WSDOT’s winter driving web page for tips…

Thousands without power Sunday afternoon

Thousands in South Snohomish County were left without power Sunday afternoon as strong winds and heavy rain hit the area. The Snohomish County PUD outage map reflected numerous outages, including Edmonds, Woodway, Brier, Mountlake Terrace and Lynnwood. There is no exact ETA for power restoration but more information can be found at here.

Under the weather: Fall storms ahead as we finish up October

At this point in the year, we are no strangers to storms and the rain and wind that tend to come with them. If you’ve lived in Western Washington for any length of time, you are likely familiar with the idea of “storm season.” Even if you aren’t familiar with this concept, you’re about to…

Under the weather: Dry start to weekend before October rain returns

The month of October is so amazing—not just because my husband and I both have our birthdays toward the end of the month. It’s such an awesome time of the year—the leaves on trees are vibrant colors, the fall festivities are going full steam, and there’s a good mix of rain and sun to make…

Under the weather: First significant storm of season to hit this weekend

I’m not going to lie—I’ve been waiting for this day for a while. I’ve been waiting for the opportunity to write about an actual storm. To make things even better, this storm is expected to be a trifecta of excitement, complete with copious rain, wind and even the potential for thunderstorms. Let’s get right to…

Under the weather: Mild and comfortable for first weekend of the school year

Students in the Edmonds School District went back to school on Wednesday; that really helps to solidify that summer is on its way out. Fall is coming but it is still technically astronomical summer—and weather-wise, it feels like it. We’re still seeing those sunny days! I know for me that it doesn’t truly feel like…

Under the weather: Comfortable conditions expected as we conclude August

It’s hard to believe that September is just around the corner. Next Wednesday marks the start of a new month and in the meteorological community, it marks the start of a new season. It’s been quite the summer thus far. One word predominantly describes most of our summer: dry. Below shows a graph of the…

South County Fire offers tips to prevent heat-related medical emergencies

South County Fire encourages residents to prepare and take precautions with hot temperatures in the forecast for Snohomish County through Saturday. Record-breaking temperatures in June were accompanied by record-breaking 911 call volumes. “We responded to more than 200 calls in less than 24 hours. That’s more than double our regular daily call volume,” said South…