Category Archives: Weather

Snow Forecasted This Week

Snow is in the forecast again this week. According to the National Weather Service, there is a chance of snow tonight; clearing Tuesday and Wednesday; and snow returning Thursday and Friday.
Today’s forecast calls for a chance of rain showers before 4 PM, then a chance of rain and snow showers. High temperature near 40. Chance of precipitation is 50% with little or no snow accumulation expected.

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Wet Weekend; Snow By Monday

A wet weekend is forecast with snow predicted by Monday. National Weather Service forecasters expect rain through Sunday with a mix of rain and snow Sunday night before 11 PM. After 11 PM, a chance of snow showers is possible with less than a half of an inch expected and a low temperature of 32. Predictions for Monday have one to two inches of snow possible with a high near 39 and a 70% chance of precipitation. 120216-wx-9-aThe chance of snow stays in the forecast through Wednesday night before changing to rain.

Increased Threat of Landslides

NWS_2012Heavy rainfall since Wednesday is leading to an increased threat of landslides. According to the National Weather Service, rainfall amounts ranging from three-quarters of an inch to three inches have been observed across much of Western Washington since Friday. This amount of rain adds to already saturated soil from the past several weeks. Additional rain is expected tonight that will put extra pressure on soil instability and is leading to an increase threat of landslides. Areas most susceptible to landslides are steep coastal bluffs and steep hillsides.

Flood Warning for Skokomish

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Skokomish River. Heavy rains over the southern Olympics will drive the Skokomish above flood stage this (Thursday) morning. 112416-skokThe River will rise above the 17-foot flood stage around 8 AM and is expected to crest near 17.6 feet around 10 PM. The Skokomish will fall below flood stage Friday evening.

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Wet & Windy Through Thanksgiving Weekend

The weather for Western Washington over the next week looks wet and locally windy, especially for Tuesday through Sunday including Thanksgiving Day.

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The National Weather Service says a pair of fronts will impact Western Washington over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The first front is expected to begin crossing Western Washington late Wednesday night having area-wide impacts for much of Thanksgiving Day.

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Heat Advisory Issued

NWS_2012The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory which will be in effect from noon Thursday to 8 PM Friday. High temperatures are expected to reach the upper 80s to the mid 90s. Hot weather increases the potential for dehydration and heat related illnesses. The elderly, the young and those who work or exercise outdoors will be the most vulnerable to heat related illnesses if extra precautions are not taken.

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Fire Weather Watch in Issued

The National Weather Service has issued a fire weather watch for most of Western Washington. The watch will be in effect from Thursday morning through Friday evening. Forecasters say another round of warm weather will lower the humidity to 20 percent possibly lower, making conditions even drier and increasing fire danger. Wind up to 15 MPH is also expected meaning any fire could spread more quickly. Please continue to use caution with any open flame as temperatures are expected to reach the low 90s Thursday and Friday.

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Record Temps Sunday

060516 wx pastRecord high temperatures were reported Sunday. Shelton’s Sanderson Field hit 97 degrees setting a new record high for June 5th. The old record was 93 set in 2003.

The National Weather Service says Olympia Regional Airport reported a maximum temperature of 97 degrees, breaking the 1978 record of 93.

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Hot Weather this Weekend

The hottest temperatures so far this year are likely this weekend.

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According to the National Weather Service, on Saturday high temperatures are likely to reach into the mid 80s to low 90s. Temperatures on Sunday will likely be even hotter with highs in the upper 80s to mid 90s. Morning low temperatures Saturday and Sunday will only fall to the low 60s.

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Wind Advisory & Flood Warning

NWS_2012The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory and a flood warning. The wind advisory is in effect until 4 PM today (Thursday) while the flood warning for the Skokomish River runs through late tonight.

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