Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will be holding five Open Houses this weekend!

The first Open House is one of West Seattle’s finest townhomes, designed by renowned architect Julian Weber:

This 4 star Built Green Home includes an exclusive parking spot and has no HOA dues!

This home has all the energy cost saving features you expect like blown in insulation, dual flush toilets, LOW VOC Paints/Finishes & low flow water fixtures.

To top things off, enjoy urban living at its finest with evenings celebrated on your roof top deck!

WHEN:

  • Sunday, Feb. 17: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 5604-A 25th Ave SW, West Seattle, WA 98106 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $529,950
  • MLS Number: 1405636
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Year Built: 2019
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,285 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 1,110 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Walk-in Closet

PHOTOS (click images to view larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Next up is a brand new 3-bedroom home with a separate entrance ground floor potential AIR BNB:

With all today’s finest modern finishes & amenities this home includes an exclusive parking spot and has no HOA dues!

Targeting Four Star Built Green this home has all the energy cost saving features you expect like blown in insulation, dual flush toilets, LOW VOC Paints/Finishes & low flow water fixtures.

To top things off, enjoy urban living at its finest with evenings celebrated on your roof top deck!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Feb. 17: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 5604-B 25th Ave SW, West Seattle, WA 98106 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $625,000
  • MLS Number: 1398829
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Year Built: 2019
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,651 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 1,010 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Walk-in Closet

PHOTOS (click images to view larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Next is a must see urban single family home in vibrant and new restaurant haven White Center.

Great walk ability to all the coffee shops, bars and breweries.

Very simple commute into downtown Seattle from here.

Stainless steel appliance package, quartz countertops, tile with oversized showers, and hardwood floors are just a few of the features.

These homes are also 4 beds/ 3.5 baths over 1800 square feet.

NO HOA DUES & no shared walls!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Feb. 17: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 9214 15th Ave SW, West Seattle, WA 98106 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $599,999
  • MLS Number: 1401938
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Year Built: 2019
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,857 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 1,513 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Ceramic Tile
  • Hardwood
  • Wall to Wall Carpet

PHOTOS (click images to view larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Next up – Welcome Home to your 5-bedroom, like-new construction, completely remodeled home:

This home is equipped for easy living or added income with the possibility of a duplex.

Fully equipped new kitchen that opens into your living room with two bedrooms & bath upstairs & a grand 3 bedrooms on the bottom floor with a bath.

With no expense spared, live worry free and walk to the many new restaurants that White Center has to offer.

This home / investment won’t last!

WHEN:

  • Sunday, Feb. 17: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 9216 15th Ave SW, West Seattle, WA 98106 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $514,999
  • MLS Number: 1395057
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Year Built: 1942
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,640 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 3,300 s.f.

PHOTOS (click images to view larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The final Open House is a beautiful, finished high end new construction home!

Ready to move-in!

Great looking story home with stone accents and large covered front porch.

This spacious home has 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and a 2-car garage.

Dramatic, stunning entry with vaulted ceilings and designer railing.

Dream master bedroom with 5-piece master bath.

Chef’s delight kitchen with white cabinetry, island, slab granite, stainless appliances and walk in pantry.

Ideal and desirable location.

Well-sized lot is fully landscaped.

WHEN:

  • Friday, Feb. 15: 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 16: 1 – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 17106 113th Ave SE, Renton, WA 98055 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $669,950
  • MLS Number: 1396966
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Year Built: 2019
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,716 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 7,260 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet

PHOTOS (click images to view larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.

Click here to view all of Berkshire Hathaway’s Open Houses, and click here to “Like” and follow them on Facebook.

The 15th Annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival is fast approaching – coming Friday, Mar. 1 and Saturday, Mar. 2 at Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium!

Join the Rotary Club of Des Moines/Normandy Park along with Destination Des Moines to experience dozens of wines from some of the Northwest’s best Wine Makers!

This is your chance to get close and personal with renowned local winemakers from over 20 of Washington State’s finest wineries. The wine tastings will be flowing and you will have a chance to experience wines of all varietals.

The Poverty Bay Wine Festival remains the South Sound’s premier wine tasting event and this year will see the return of our wine shop, which provides attendees with the opportunity to purchase any of the wines served at the event.

100% of the net revenues generated by this event are used to fund the charitable activities of the Rotary Club of Des Moines and Normandy Park and Destination Des Moines. Parking is available in the Des Moines Marina and a free shuttle service will run from the Des Moines Marina to the Wine Festival both days.

Wine Festival Tickets are $30.00 ($25.00 advance purchase), and includes 10 tasting tokens (tastings range from 1 – 3 tokens). Additional tasting tokens will be available for $1.00.

Designated Driver tickets can also be purchased for $10.00 at the door.

Must be 21 or over to attend and no pets are allowed.  Please bring your IDs as IDs will be checked at the door.

  • Friday March 1,  5 – 10  p.m.
  • Saturday March 2,, 1 – 8 p.m.

$25 Early Bird Tickets won’t last long, so learn more, or buy yours now at

https://www.drinktomusic.org/

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A team effort of Des Moines Patrol Officers and Detectives lead to quick identification and arrest of burglary suspect on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019.

Due diligence by Des Moines Police Officers who lifted a print from a burglary scene and proactive work by Detectives led to an arrest and booking of a 20-year old Des Moines male on Burglary charges.

With the help of King County AFIS, the automated fingerprint identification system, an identification was made. Yesterday, members of our Patrol C team located and made an arrest without incident.

Des Moines Police Chief Ken Thomas congratulated all officers for their work on this case.

“This exemplifies our mission of being: Committed to Relentlessly Fighting Crime with Trust and Care,” he said. “I could not be more proud of our Police Department.”

Highline Public Schools announced that, due to weather and road conditions, all schools will start two hours late on Thursday, Feb. 14.

Buses will stop at alternate bus stops–two hours later than normal.

More info at https://www.highlineschools.org.

Highline Public Schools announced that all schools will be CLOSED, but offices will be open on Wednesday, Feb. 13.

“Many roads in the north end of the district are still impassable, and buses are not able to access bus stops–even the alternate stops.”

Here’s the district’s announcement:

ALL SCHOOLS CLOSED – WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13

All schools are closed on Wednesday, February 13. Many roads in the north end of the district are still impassable, and buses are not able to access bus stops–even the alternate stops.

No transportation will be provided to schools outside of our district. All scheduled activities, athletic events and public meetings are canceled.

District administrative offices are open.

Staff Expectations
Please refer to our employee expectations to see what this means for your job category. We recognize that road conditions in your neck of the woods may be more severe than those inside the district. As always, we trust you to exercise judgment in deciding whether it is safe to travel to work.

Please stay safe and warm. Continue to monitor our website for updates.

The National Weather Service issued a Flood Advisory on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, warning of urban and small stream floods due to snowmelt.

“Excessive runoff from rain and melting snow will cause some flooding of small creeks, streams, urban areas, streets and underpasses as well as other drainage areas and low lying spots,” they said.

Landslides may also be a problem.

“Rain falling on saturated soils can increase the threat of landslides. Be aware of slide prone hillsides and keep an eye out for slush that turns to mud. Landslides can easily bury or destroy a house or vehicle. If you are outdoors, get out of its path. If you are indoors, take cover under a sturdy piece of furniture.”

Des Moines Creek during a flood in 2013.

Here’s the full advisory:

Flood Advisory
National Weather Service Seattle WA
941 AM PST TUE FEB 12 2019

WAC033-053-067-130530-
/O.NEW.KSEW.FA.Y.0001.190212T1741Z-190213T0530Z/
/00000.N.SM.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Thurston-King-Pierce-
941 AM PST TUE FEB 12 2019

The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a

* Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for…
Snowmelt in…
West central Thurston County in west central Washington…
Western King County in west central Washington…
Northwestern Pierce County in west central Washington…

* Until 930 PM PST Tuesday

* At 937 AM PST, trained weather spotters reported snowmelt causing
urban and small stream flooding in the Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia
metro area.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include…
Seattle, Tacoma, Bellevue, Kent, Federal Way, Auburn, Olympia,
Puyallup, Renton, Redmond, Kirkland, Lacey, Bothell, Burien and
Des Moines.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Excessive runoff from rain and melting snow will cause some flooding
of small creeks, streams, urban areas, streets and underpasses as
well as other drainage areas and low lying spots.

Rain falling on saturated soils can increase the threat of
landslides. Be aware of slide prone hillsides and keep an eye out
for slush that turns to mud. Landslides can easily bury or destroy a
house or vehicle. If you are outdoors, get out of its path. If you
are indoors, take cover under a sturdy piece of furniture.

The Des Moines Police Department is warning residents of two scams that are currently making the rounds:

  1. First, the “I have your child” scam where callers extort money for release of a child they don’t have. This scam targets elderly and Hispanic people, and scammers even use a screaming female to impersonate family members.
  2. Second is a dating scam, where “police” call to work out a civil agreement for dating “mistakes” you made.

And advice from the Police is simple:

“Hang up!”

Highline Public Schools announced that – due to the ongoing weather and road conditions – all schools and district administrative offices will be closed on Tuesday, Feb. 12.

Due to inclement weather, all Highline Public schools and administrative offices will be closed on Monday, Feb. 11.

All scheduled activities, athletic events and meetings are canceled.

No transportation will be provided to schools outside of the district.

Please monitor the district’s website for updates.

The Good Bootlegger

Due to inclement weather, Monday’s ‘The Good Bootlegger’ presentation at the Smith Tower has been postponed one month, and will instead begin its three-part series on Monday, March 4.

Presented by Steve Edmiston and Scott Schaefer (of “The Maury Island Incident“), this will be an edutaining and engaging speaker series told in three parts, combining history, mythology, whiskey, local references and good old-fashioned storytelling.

This series – to be held in the Smith Tower’s historic and amazing 35th floor Observatory Bar – will explore the history of Olmstead’s rags-to-riches-to-rags story, from rising Seattle Cop to the Rumrunning King of the Northwest to inmate at McNeil Island.

Olmstead, who was busted by the Feds at the Woodmont Mosquito Fleet Dock in Des Moines on Thanksgiving Day, 1925, was said to even have a bustling “distribution warehouse” in the Sunnydale neighborhood of Burien.

NEW DATES ANNOUNCED
Those who have purchased tickets will be able to use them for the rescheduled dates:

  • Event 1: The Beginnings: The Seduction of a Seattle Cop – NEW DATE: Monday, Mar. 4, 2019
  • Event 2: The Rise of Old Roy: Seattle’s Most Original Innovator: – NEW DATE: Monday, April 1, 2019
  • Event 3: The Hard Fall: The Feds Fight Back – NEW DATE: Monday, May 6, 2019

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. for all three events.

Event programming runs from 8 – 10 p.m.

“Should you not be able to attend the new date, we would be happy to offer you a refund or push it to one of the other available event dates noted above. Please email [email protected] and include your Order ID, along with your First and Last Name and we would be delighted to work through this with you.

“We do apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.”

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

The National Weather Service issued a ‘Winter Weather Watch’ and ‘Winter Storm Watch’ early Sunday morning, Feb. 10, warning of more snow – perhaps 5-10 inches on Monday – as well as other inclement weather like freezing rain (anyone remember the Ice Storm of 2012?) coming.

“Snow expected late this afternoon and tonight with accumulations of 2 to 4 inches likely,” experts said.

“Heavy snow accumulations of 5 to 10 inches are possible Monday afternoon and Monday evening before precipitation possibly mixes with freezing rain, rain or sleet.”

  • The Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 4 p.m Sunday afternoon, Feb. 10 to 4 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11.
  • The Winter Storm Watch is in effect from Monday morning through Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 12.

In the graphic below, make note of the yellow line (and notice how it’s north of our area), of which NOAA says:

“The yellow line denotes the northern boundary of a potentially hazardous mix of winter precipitation. Because some warmer air could move into the interior Monday night and Tuesday, it could mix with the cold air already in place and lead to a mix of freezing rain, snow, and sleet to areas across the interior SOUTH of the approximated yellow line in this image.”

2nd weather system arriving Monday afternoon through Tuesday will have considerably more moisture, but could pull some slightly warmer air in from the coast. This may create a potentially messy, winter weather situation. A WINTER STORM WATCH (blue shade) is in effect for nearly all of Western Washington from midday Monday through much of Tuesday. The area included within the red outlined area could receive as much as 9 to 12 inches of snow. Outside of that, much of the lowlands from Seattle northward could receive 4 to 8 inches of snow. The Olympics and Cascades could receive 1 to 3 feet of snow with this storm system. The yellow line denotes the northern boundary of a potentially hazardous mix of winter precipitation. Because some warmer air could move into the interior Monday night and Tuesday, it could mix with the cold air already in place and lead to a mix of freezing rain, snow, and sleet to areas across the interior SOUTH of the approximated yellow line in this image. This is still a developing situation and there are a host of possible outcomes. Please stay tuned to updated forecasts, watches, warnings, and advisories as they are issued. Light blue shade = winter storm watch

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Seattle WA
400 AM PST Sun Feb 10 2019

WAZ504-509-555-556-558-102000-
/O.NEW.KSEW.WW.Y.0015.190211T0000Z-190211T1200Z/
/O.EXT.KSEW.WS.A.0004.190211T1800Z-190213T0200Z/
Southwest Interior-Tacoma Area-East Puget Sound Lowlands-
Bellevue and Vicinity-Seattle and Vicinity-
including Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater, Yelm, Grand Mound, Rochester,
Centralia, Toledo, Tacoma, Fife, DuPont, Puyallup, Bonney Lake,
Maple Valley, Monroe, Woodinville, Arlington, Granite Falls,
Lake Stevens, Snohomish, Gold Bar, Duvall, Carnation, Fall City,
Snoqualmie, North Bend, Covington, Black Diamond, Orting,
Eatonville, Bellevue, Bothell, Kenmore, Mill Creek, Clearview,
Kirkland, Newcastle, Redmond, Sammamish, Issaquah, Seattle,
White Center, Tukwila, Renton, Burien, Des Moines, Kent,
and Federal Way
400 AM PST Sun Feb 10 2019

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
4 AM PST MONDAY…
…WINTER STORM WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON…

* WHAT…Snow expected late this afternoon and tonight with
accumulations of 2 to 4 inches likely. Heavy snow accumulations
of 5 to 10 inches are possible Monday afternoon and Monday
evening before precipitation possibly mixes with freezing rain,
rain or sleet.

* WHERE…Portions of west central Washington.

* WHEN…For the Winter Weather Advisory, from 4 PM this
afternoon to 4 AM PST Monday. For the Winter Storm Watch, from
Monday morning through Tuesday afternoon.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Travel could be very difficult to
impossible.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will
cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads
and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue
to monitor the latest forecasts.

For the latest road conditions in Washington state, call 5 1 1.

Here’s the latest forecast:

  • Today: Snow, mainly after 4pm. High near 33. Wind chill values between 19 and 24. South wind 10 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
  • Tonight: Snow, mainly before 10pm. Low around 26. Wind chill values between 12 and 19. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph becoming south southwest 16 to 21 mph. Winds could gust as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
  • Monday: A chance of snow before 10am, then rain and snow, possibly mixed with freezing rain and sleet. High near 34. Wind chill values between 17 and 25. East wind around 9 mph becoming north in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Little or no ice accumulation expected. New snow and sleet accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
  • Monday Night: Rain and snow, becoming all snow after 4am. Low around 29. Wind chill values between 19 and 24. East southeast wind 11 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
  • Tuesday: Snow showers before 10am, then rain and snow showers likely. High near 35. North wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
  • Tuesday Night: A 50 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
  • Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
  • Wednesday Night: A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21.
  • Thursday: A chance of snow before 4pm, then a chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37.
  • Thursday Night: A chance of rain and snow before 10pm, then a chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 30.
  • Friday: Rain and snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 39.
  • Friday Night: A chance of rain and snow. Cloudy, with a low around 28.
  • Saturday: A chance of rain and snow. Cloudy, with a high near 37.

Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will be holding three Open Houses this weekend!

The first Open House is a spacious Normandy Park home that sits in one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in the Puget Sound:

Enjoy the open concept layout with updates throughout and an over sized rec room for hosting large gatherings.

You will absolutely love the spacious front deck with a glimpse of the sound and mountains while you enjoy the amazing sunsets.

The back yard has all the space you could want for green thumb activities, to run and play, or to simply enjoy the large private yard.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Feb. 9: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Feb. 10: 1 – 4 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 18424 4th Ave SW, Normandy Park, WA 98166 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $619,950
  • MLS Number: 1403170
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2.75
  • Year Built: 1955
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,160 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 13,000 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • French Doors
  • Walk-in Closet

PHOTOS (click images to view larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Next is a beautiful, finished high end new construction home!

Ready to move-in!

Great looking story home with stone accents and large covered front porch.

This spacious home has 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and a 2-car garage.

Dramatic, stunning entry with vaulted ceilings and designer railing.

Dream master bedroom with 5-piece master bath.

Chef’s delight kitchen with white cabinetry, island, slab granite, stainless appliances and walk in pantry.

Ideal and desirable location.

Well-sized lot is fully landscaped.

WHEN:

  • Friday, Feb.8: 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 9: 1 – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 17106 113th Ave SE, Renton, WA 98055 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $669,950
  • MLS Number: 1396966
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Year Built: 2019
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,716 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 7,260 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet

PHOTOS (click images to view larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Next is a home so nice that you can vacation where you live!

Waterfront living at its finest!

Captivating great room concept floor plan is an entertainer’s dream complete with vaulted ceilings and lots of natural light.

Impeccable chef’s delight kitchen with cherry wood, designer tile floors, Viking appliances, eating bar and well-sized dining area.

Main floor spacious deck has gas fireplace.

Desirable master on the main!

Lower level has another kitchen.

Studio apartment with its own kitchen, entry and parking.

Easy access to everything!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Feb. 9: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Feb. 10: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 3208 S. Star Lake Rd, Auburn, WA 98001 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $999,750
  • MLS Number: 1324494
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Year Built: 2008
  • Approximate House SqFt: 4,716 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 19,630 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • 2nd Kitchen
  • Wine Cellar
  • Bath Off Master
  • Built-In Vacuum
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • French Doors
  • High Tech Cabling
  • Security System
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Deck
  • Outbuildings
  • Patio
  • RV Parking
  • Sprinkler System

PHOTOS (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.

Click here to view all of Berkshire Hathaway’s Open Houses, and click here to “Like” and follow them on Facebook.

Highline Public Schools announced that all schools will be open and start on-time on Friday, Feb. 8, but due to snow in the forecast, buses will stop at alternate stops before and after school.

All afterschool activities and athletic programs are canceled.

We will continue to monitor weather and road conditions. If we determine we need to close schools on Friday, we will update you by 5:30 a.m. on Friday.

Here is a list of alternate bus stops.

Breakfast will be served.

Before school programs are on time, including clubs, activities and in-school daycare.

Schools will dismiss at regular, early-release times.

Continue to monitor our website for updates. Please stay safe and warm.

The National Weather Service has issued a ‘Winter Storm Watch‘ for the region, warning that a snowstorm will likely start Friday afternoon, Feb. 8, dumping between 5 – 8 inches through Saturday afternoon.

Get your snow gear ready folks and check out the map below – we’re in ‘Area 2’ and the weather peeps say that not only is 5 – 8″ of the white stuff likely – with some areas receiving up to a foot(!) – we’ll also experience wind gusts from 20-35 mph.

…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON…

* WHAT…Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 8
inches possible. There remains some uncertainty in the details
as a few areas could see a foot of snow while a few other
locations may only see 2-4 inches. Windy conditions will develop
late Friday night into Saturday with north winds 20 to 35 mph.
Temperatures late Friday night through Saturday will fall
through the 20s.

* WHERE…Seattle, Everett, Tacoma, Bremerton, Bellevue, North
Bend, Redmond, and Kent.

* WHEN…From Friday afternoon through Saturday afternoon.
Heaviest snowfall accumulations are most likely Friday night
into Saturday morning.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Travel could be very difficult to
impossible.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue
to monitor the latest forecasts.

Here’s the latest forecast:

  • Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 36. Wind chill values between 18 and 28. Southeast wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable.
  • Tonight: Snow likely, mainly after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. Northeast wind 5 to 9 mph becoming east southeast after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
  • Friday: Snow. High near 35. Wind chill values between 20 and 29. East southeast wind 7 to 11 mph becoming north in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
  • Friday Night: Snow. Low around 29. Wind chill values between 16 and 21. North northeast wind 10 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.
  • Saturday: Snow. High near 31. North northeast wind 15 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
  • Saturday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
  • Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 32.
  • Sunday Night: A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21.
  • Monday: A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32.
  • Monday Night: A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.
  • Tuesday: A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34.
  • Tuesday Night: A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24.
  • Wednesday: A slight chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 37.

UPDATE Feb. 7, 2019: Des Moines United Methodist Church’s Spaghetti Dinner has been CANCELLED for this SATURDAY, Feb. 9, due to weather.

It has been re-scheduled for Saturday, March 23.

  • Every year, the youth transform the church’s Fellowship Hall into a lovely bistro setting, and serve a three course meal.
  • This is a great opportunity for the youth to connect with their community, and All proceeds go towards supporting the youth in mission work!
  • Call Terry Stephenson at (206) 409-1378 to order tickets.
  • Prices for tickets reserved early are $12/adult, $6/child or $35/family.
  • Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door, for $14/adult, $7/child or $40/family!

Des Moines United Methodist Church is located at 22225 9th Ave S, Des Moines 98198; phone: 206-878-8301.

More info at desmoinesumc.org

The National Weather Service is warning of a second – ‘significant‘ – round of snow, starting this Friday, Feb. 8.

While it may be a bit early to predict totals with certainty, UW Meteorologist Cliff Mass said this:

“There is going to be a major snow event over much of the Pacific Northwest starting late Friday and continuing into the weekend.

“A much larger snow event than occurred on Sunday night/Monday morning of this week. And one in which snow will be falling on a surface that is now cooled substantially.

“I have studied Northwest snowstorms for years and even co-authored a paper on the subject. What is forecast to occur late Friday and this weekend is absolutely classic.”

Mass also mentions another round of the white stuff possibly arriving Monday/Tuesday of next week that could DOUBLE the amount of snowfall in some locations:

“There is a second snow event on Monday/early Tuesday that doubles the snowfall in some locations. The accumulated snow through the weekend ending 4 AM Tuesday is shown below. We are talking over a foot of snow in central Puget Sound. Two feet in some of the foothills locations. Unbelievable.”

Detailed Forecast:

  • Today (Wednesday): Sunny, with a high near 37. Wind chill values between 18 and 28. Light and variable wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
  • Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 21. Wind chill values between 11 and 16. East southeast wind around 9 mph.
  • Thursday: Increasing clouds, with a high near 41. Wind chill values between 16 and 26. East southeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming northwest in the morning.
  • Thursday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow after 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. East northeast wind around 9 mph becoming southeast in the evening. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
  • Friday: Snow likely before 4pm, then rain and snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 39. Southeast wind 8 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
  • Friday Night: Rain and snow likely, becoming all snow after 10pm. Cloudy, with a low around 29. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
  • Saturday: A 50 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 37. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
  • Saturday Night: A slight chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 23.
  • Sunday: A slight chance of snow before 10am, then a slight chance of snow showers after 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35.
  • Sunday Night: A chance of snow showers, mainly after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22.
  • Monday: A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38.
  • Monday Night: A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.
  • Tuesday: A chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 39.