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  • WEATHER: You might want to secure your outdoor stuff – rain/wind on its way
    by Editor on September 16, 2021 at 9:07 pm

    The National Weather Service is warning of a weather system that will arrive overnight, loaded with lots of rain and wind, with possible gusts up to 50 MPH. It’s kind of hard to believe that our recent warm and sunny weather might make such a drastic change, but welcome to autumn in the Northwest. You The post WEATHER: You might want to secure your outdoor stuff – rain/wind on its way first appeared on The Waterland Blog.

  • Wildfire Smoke Alert issue for Puget Sound region
    by Editor on August 12, 2021 at 9:47 pm

    A Wildfire Smoke Alert was issued by the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency and local public health agencies of King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish counties on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021. “Air pollution is increasing due to wildfire smoke and may cause health problems,” the alert said. “Winds are bringing wildfire smoke into the Puget Sound The post Wildfire Smoke Alert issue for Puget Sound region first appeared on The Waterland Blog.

  • Cooling Center will open at Des Moines Senior Activity Center this Thurs. & Friday
    by Editor on August 11, 2021 at 5:18 pm

    The City of Des Moines, Des Moines Police Department, along with South King Fire & Rescue will be opening a Cooling Center this Thursday, Aug. 12, and Friday, Aug. 13, from 1 – 7 p.m. The center will be located at Des Moines Senior Activity Center, located at 2045 S. 216th Street (map below). This The post Cooling Center will open at Des Moines Senior Activity Center this Thurs. & Friday first appeared on The Waterland Blog.

  • WEATHER ALERT: ‘Excessive Heat Watch’ issued for region starting Wednesday, Aug. 11
    by Editor on August 9, 2021 at 5:51 pm

    An ‘Excessive Heat Watch’ has been issued by the National Weather Service, projected to run from this Wednesday, Aug. 11 through Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021. While it won’t likely break the record-setting 108 degrees set at Sea-Tac Airport on June 27, 2021, it will still get quite toasty. Weather experts say to expect hot conditions, The post WEATHER ALERT: ‘Excessive Heat Watch’ issued for region starting Wednesday, Aug. 11 first appeared on The Waterland Blog.

  • URGENT: Des Moines’ SR3 urgently needs pool pump to keep seal pups cool
    by Editor on June 28, 2021 at 4:41 pm

    The unseasonal heat wave is bringing temperatures across Puget Sound 20 degrees higher than average, and Sealife Response, Rehabilitation and Response’s (SR3) newly-opened marinelife hospital needs help. This new Des Moines location is designed to keep rescued sea life like turtles, seals, porpoises and otters comfortable, and this extraordinary heat means they need to take extra The post URGENT: Des Moines’ SR3 urgently needs pool pump to keep seal pups cool first appeared on The Waterland Blog.

  • National Weather Service issues ‘Excessive Heat Watch’ for this weekend
    by Editor on June 24, 2021 at 9:17 pm

    The National Weather Service has issued an “Excessive Heat Watch” for the region, starting Friday afternoon, June 25, through Monday evening, June 28, 2021. “Dangerously hot conditions with afternoon highs in the 90s and near 100 possible Saturday through Monday,” prognosticators said. Sunday is predicted to be the hottest – “Sunny and hot, with a high The post National Weather Service issues ‘Excessive Heat Watch’ for this weekend first appeared on The Waterland Blog.

  • PHOTOS: Scenes from a snowy Saturday morning in Des Moines
    by Editor on February 13, 2021 at 8:54 pm

    Courtesy local Photographer Elston Hill comes these great photos, showing a snowy Saturday morning on the campus of Wesley Des Moines New Gardens: The post PHOTOS: Scenes from a snowy Saturday morning in Des Moines first appeared on The Waterland Blog.

  • National Weather Service issues Winter Storm Warning for overnight snowstorm
    by Editor on February 12, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning – with “heavy snow expected” – starting Friday night, Feb. 12 at 10 p.m. and continuing through Saturday, Feb. 13 at 4 p.m. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches are possible overnight, professional prognosticators said, with further snow accumulation of 1 to 3 The post National Weather Service issues Winter Storm Warning for overnight snowstorm first appeared on The Waterland Blog.

  • WEATHER: Chance of snow coming as early as Wed. night & continuing through weekend
    by Editor on February 10, 2021 at 1:30 am

    The National Weather Service is predicting that cold air from the interior of British Columbia will continue to filter into the region through the end of the week, bringing with it a chance of SNOW. “A series of weather systems will bring the potential for impactful snowfall to the area,” weather experts said. The first The post WEATHER: Chance of snow coming as early as Wed. night & continuing through weekend first appeared on The Waterland Blog.

  • Blustery windstorm knocks out power to most of south King County overnight
    by Editor on January 13, 2021 at 7:05 pm

    Photo of a couple of windstorm victims at Three Tree Point by Scott SchaeferAn incredibly strong, blustery windstorm – with gusts over 59 MPH – whipped through the region overnight, knocking out power to well, most everybody in south King County. The National Weather Service said that peak wind gusts occurred between midnight and 1:15 The post Blustery windstorm knocks out power to most of south King County overnight first appeared on The Waterland Blog.