Under the Weather: Sunny and above-average temperatures expected this weekend

There’s no mistaking that spring has arrived now—it’s been absolutely gorgeous these past few days! But the best is yet to come. As I discussed in last week’s article, an upper ridge of high pressure is responsible for our nice weather. The way this ridge is positioned with adjacent troughs is known as an omega…

Under the Weather: Cooler weekend ahead before warming up next week

It kind of seems like our seasons just can’t make up their mind right now, doesn’t it? We have a couple days of sun, then the rain returns again. Temperatures get close to 60 one day before tumbling again into low 50s or upper 40s the next. Thankfully, it’s looking like we will see our…

Under the Weather: Dry start to weekend before turning stormy on Sunday

Spring has officially sprung! After daylight saving time, we’ve also added an extra hour of daylight—it’s amazing what that additional hour can do, isn’t it? It really is starting to feel like spring. Since the start of meteorological spring, we are running a little bit behind normal in terms of precipitation; as of March 24,…

Under the Weather: Showery start to spring expected

For those of you that are so ready for winter to be over, the weekend you have been looking for is just about here. Astronomical spring officially starts on Saturday! We’ve gotten a tease the past few days of what weather to expect more of in the coming weeks. It’s been a gorgeous few days,…

Under the Weather: Springlike temperatures expected for much of weekend

According to the calendar, it still is technically winter, but it definitely felt more like spring than winter in the past few days. With the exception of some pop-up convective showers in some places, we have been predominantly dry since Sunday. In fact, at Paine Field, there has been no measurable rainfall since Sunday. This…

Under the Weather: Rain expected at times for first weekend of meteorological spring

In the eyes of meteorologists, it is finally spring. Although astronomical spring doesn’t begin for a couple more weeks, meteorological spring officially arrived on Monday. I don’t know about you, but it definitely felt like spring on Wednesday. What a gorgeous day! Just for fun, let’s take a look back at our meteorological winter as…

Under the Weather: Mix of showers and sun expected in coming days

Another week of winter down, another week closer to spring! Although astronomical spring (traditional seasons) begins on March 20, meteorological spring actually begins on Monday. You can read more about the differences between astronomical and meteorological seasons here. For those counting down the days until summer, this is likely music to your ears. We are getting…

Lynnwood wakes up to a blanket of snow Saturday

Lynnwood residents woke up Saturday morning to a heavy blanket of snow covering much of the city, prompting local officials to encourage community members to stay off of roads as more snow is in the forecast for the weekend.  According to National Weather Service snowfall data, the east Lynnwood area — as of 7 a.m….

Lynnwood public works crews prepared for snow

With snow in this week’s forecast, City of Lynnwood Public Works crews are preparing to make sure the city’s roads are safe for drivers. Crews stand ready to de-ice, plow and apply sand if needed, said city spokesperson Julie Moore. In the event of snow, city road maintenance crews will prioritize the following services: The…

Under the Weather: Weekend ahead starts mostly dry — but ends wet

Well, as you could probably tell, besides a few stray snowflakes that fell Tuesday night, it didn’t snow. Sorry, fellow snow-lovers. The ingredients just did not all come together like they needed to. So far, the snowfall for our area has been almost abysmal—with the only accumulating snowfall of the season (albeit very minimal) falling…

Strong winds knock down trees, power lines overnight

High winds and rain from Tuesday night’s storm caused mass outages across Snohomish County, leaving many residents without power early Wednesday morning. Roughly 2,100 outages have been reported across Edmonds, Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace, with most of the outages reported in or around downtown Edmonds. Early Wednesday morning, PUD spokesperson Aaron Swaney said outages countywide…

WSDOT: Enjoy the snow and the outdoors — but don’t park or walk along roadways

Winter’s here and outdoor activity is a good option during a pandemic – so we know why so many people are flocking to the mountains right now. But we’re also seeing some serious safety and access issues with travelers parking and walking along roadways near crowded areas. Winter activities aren’t new, but we’re seeing much…

Snohomish County 2020 Flood Safety Guide now available

With the rainy season underway, Snohomish County Public Works has mailed more than 8,000 copies of its “Flood Safety in Snohomish County” pamphlet to residents who live in or near 100-year-floodplains. The Flood Safety guide is also available online and additional resources are available here. Most significant floods occur in fall and winter and this…