Nature’s Clockwork – The End of Summer

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 - Summer is coming to a close on Monday, and like clockwork our weather is going to make a big switch this week to the more mild, wet and windy. It will reach 80′F with mostly sunny skies all day today, … Continue reading

Look for Northern Lights Tonight!

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 - A class X solar flare erupted from the surface of the sun and is going to smash into our electromagnetic field. This means that we should all be looking at the northern horizon tonight for the glow of Aurora Borealis. … Continue reading

Costly Beautiful Weather

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 - Offshore flow is clearing out any chance of fog this morning as a high pressure system fills in above us. We’re going to see some lovely weather for the next week, clear skies and temperatures upwards of 80′F. However, this … Continue reading

Windy in the Sound.

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 - As we begin a warm weather streak for at least the next 6 days, we’ll experience a windy transition period Wednesday night as our flow pattern shifts from onshore to offshore. The National Weather Service has issued a Small Craft … Continue reading

Weather Update: Rainy Interruption and Long Term Rain Deficit?

Mon, 08 Sep 2014 - Light showers are expected to form and move over the Puget Sound on Monday by around 4:00pm and last until late into the night. I’ve been enjoying the beautiful cloudless weather as I’m sure most of us have. This weekend … Continue reading

Weather News

Odd Fellows Hall will serve as a cooling center during Waterland Festival

Odd Fellows Hall will serve as a cooling center during Waterland Festival

With temperatures forecast to be in the 80s during the upcoming Waterland Festival Weekend, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Des Moines Lodge #305, is going to have an air-conditioned cooling center... [Read more]


PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Spring storms are a’comin…

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Spring storms are a’comin…

by Chris Scragg Temperatures spiked into the low and mid 80s on Friday and broke several historical records in Western Washington. The highly welcomed weather ended as suddenly as it began and is transitioning... [Read more]


Welcome our latest innovation: our own 24/7 ‘Puget Sound Weather Geek’!

Welcome our latest innovation: our own 24/7 ‘Puget Sound Weather Geek’!

Press PLAY for live streaming video by the Puget Sound Weather Geek! We’re proud to introduce our latest innovation – our own hyperlocal weatherperson, the Puget Sound Weather Geek (aka Chris... [Read more]


It’s snowing out! But don’t expect it to stick around…

It’s snowing out! But don’t expect it to stick around…

It’s snowing in Des Moines Saturday night, and the National Weather Service says we can expect a total nighttime snow accumulation of less than one inch. Don’t get too excited though kids,... [Read more]


WEATHER: Watch this weekend’s storm from the comfort of your computer

WEATHER: Watch this weekend’s storm from the comfort of your computer

As he’s done for us twice before, area photographer and weather enthusiast Chris Scragg is live-streaming this weekend’s wild weather – predicted to be very rainy and windy – and which... [Read more]


WEATHER ALERT: ‘Winter Storm Watch’ issued; 1-5″ of snow expected

WEATHER ALERT: ‘Winter Storm Watch’ issued; 1-5″ of snow expected

The National Weather Service issued an updated, ALL CAPS “Winter Storm Watch” Thursday morning (Dec. 19), warning of 1 to 5-inches of snow starting Thursday evening. So…Friday will likely... [Read more]


Burn Ban upped to ‘Stage 2′ for King County

Burn Ban upped to ‘Stage 2′ for King County

To protect public health from worsening air pollution, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has elevated the burn ban for King and Snohomish counties to Stage 2, effective as of 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25. A... [Read more]


WEATHER: Follow the windstorm via resident’s live stream

WEATHER: Follow the windstorm via resident’s live stream

Burien photographer and weather enthusiast Chris Scragg will be live-streaming information about Sunday night’s major windstorm, which is expected to have gusts of 44mph, perhaps even as high as... [Read more]


Stage 1 Burn Ban Re-Issued for King County

Stage 1 Burn Ban Re-Issued for King County

Due to continuing cold weather and rising air pollution, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has re-issued a Stage 1 burn ban for King County, effective at 4 p.m. today – Friday, Jan. 18, 2013. A Stage... [Read more]


National Weather Service Mentions ‘S’ Word in Latest Forecast

National Weather Service Mentions ‘S’ Word in Latest Forecast

Just when we’re still assessing Monday morning’s major windstorm/high tide surge comes news that the National Weather Service is mentioning the ‘S’ word in their predictions, saying... [Read more]


PHOTOS: Scenes from Recent High Tide/Wind Storm

PHOTOS: Scenes from Recent High Tide/Wind Storm

As the Des Moines area woke up this morning, after listening to howling winds all night, we all came face-to-face with what Mother Nature unleashed on us – a massive amount of damage from a devastating... [Read more]


WEATHER: Storm Coming Sun./Mon.; ‘S’ Word Mentioned for Monday Night

WEATHER: Storm Coming Sun./Mon.; ‘S’ Word Mentioned for Monday Night

The National Weather Service issued a “Special Weather Statement” early Saturday morning (Dec. 15), warning of a “strong Pacific storm” moving in late Sunday through Monday, and... [Read more]


WEATHER: ‘Excessive Heat Watch’ Warning Issued for Thursday-Friday

WEATHER: ‘Excessive Heat Watch’ Warning Issued for Thursday-Friday

The National Weather Service on Tuesday afternoon (Aug. 14) issued an ‘Excessive Heat Watch‘ alert for this Thursday (Aug. 16) and Friday (Aug. 17), warning residents that a “prolonged... [Read more]


PHOTOS: Signs of Spring in Beautiful Des Moines

PHOTOS: Signs of Spring in Beautiful Des Moines

With today being the last official day of Winter, we say “So long and don’t let the door hit you on the way out!” A few snow flakes make for beautiful photos but we’ve had our... [Read more]


WEATHER: Chance of Snow Monday night, but don’t expect much…

WEATHER: Chance of Snow Monday night, but don’t expect much…

The National Weather Service issued a “Special Weather Statement” Sunday, warning of a chance of snow Monday night, March 5. But don’t worry kids – it won’t likely cause a Snow... [Read more]


Lack Of Blog Posts A Direct Result Of Weather

Lack Of Blog Posts A Direct Result Of Weather

The main reason there’s been a lack of posts today is because we’ve been a victim of the ice storm, and without power since around 9:39am. We hope we get power back soon and will try to catch... [Read more]


WEATHER: Highline & Federal Way Schools Will Be Closed Thursday

WEATHER: Highline & Federal Way Schools Will Be Closed Thursday

Both the Highline School District and Federal Way Public Schools announced late Wednesday afternoon (Jan. 18) that there will be no school Thursday, Jan. 19, “due to weather conditions.” It’s... [Read more]


City Of Des Moines Adds ‘Snow & Adverse Weather’ Page To Its Website

City Of Des Moines Adds ‘Snow & Adverse Weather’ Page To Its Website

The City of Des Moines has added a new element to its website – a page devoted to snow and adverse weather conditions, aimed at providing “residents with current information about the snow and... [Read more]


Highline Schools Starting 2 Hours Late; Federal Way Schools Closed

Highline Schools Starting 2 Hours Late; Federal Way Schools Closed

Photo courtesy Jeff Simpson. UPDATE Tues. 1/17/12 6:42 a.m.: Highline Schools will start two hours late today, and there will be no A.M. Kindergarten, no A.M. ECEAP. and no A.M. Preschool Programs. Federal... [Read more]


UPDATE: ‘Winter Storm Watch’ Says Up To 15″ Of Snow Possible Over Next 2 Days

UPDATE: ‘Winter Storm Watch’ Says Up To 15″ Of Snow Possible Over Next 2 Days

Des Moines Marina in the snow. Photo by Kay Storhoff. UPDATE 3:40 p.m., 1/16/12: The National Weather Service issued a revised ‘Winter Storm Watch‘ Monday afternoon, calling for two more rounds... [Read more]