The Week Ahead – Warm Front Feelings and Cold Flirtations

The southern portion of a so-called Atmospheric River begins to impact Washington state on Sunday. Expect showers to begin after 2pm.  A lack of east winds through the passes should allow for warming … [Read more...]

Updated: Snoqualmie Pass Estimated to open at Noon, White Pass at 10 am, Stevens still has no Estimated Opening Time

Update Monday 9:13 am: I-90 Snoqualmie Pass remains closed due to increased avalanche danger. Traffic is stopped eastbound at milepost 34 near North Bend and westbound at milepost 106 near Ellensburg, … [Read more...]

Updated: Snoqualmie Pass Reopens

Final Update 3:09 PM (we hope):  I-90 Snoqualmie Pass is now open in both directions. Traction tires required, vehicles over 10,000 GVW chains required, oversize vehicles prohibited. The roadway … [Read more...]

I-90 over Snoqualmie Pass to Remain Closed Overnight (Updated)

Update 4:44 PM:  I-90 is closed in both directions. Eastbound from North Bend milepost 34 and westbound from Ellensburg, milepost 106 due to heavy snowfall and high avalanche danger. The pass will remain … [Read more...]

Swindmaggeddon- How Much Longer?

I think the Snow is 3 and 15 on its own 10-yard line with the clock running out. Get that sledding and snow fort built before it's too late! A transition to a messy situation looks near. Most models … [Read more...]

State Route 18: Chains required, use alternate routes. Westbound I90 is now closed at MP 70 (Easton), MP 101 (Thorp) and MP 106 (Ellensburg).

Final Update: The collisions have been cleared and the WB lanes are back open between MP 56 near the summit and MP 106 near … [Read more...]

The Valley gets snowy and windy overnight, PSE reporting power outages in Snoqualmie, Fall City and North Bend

Brrrr, this snowy morning, we have quite a few Valley peeps without power: 127 in the Riverbend neighborhood of North Bend, 1346 in Snoqualmie and 384 in Fall City as of 8:41 am most were still under … [Read more...]

Snow coming! If it isn’t gobbled up..

Snoqualmie Valley/ central Cascade foothills Thursday PM-Friday AM: Snow potential - models are diverging for the above time period, but this isn't the main event.  The NAM model has a Low … [Read more...]

The Week Ahead – Post game Snow show??

Sunday will certainly feel chillier as colder air had begun to filter in.  The central Cascades, where a Winter Storm Warning is still in effect, may continue to see periods of heavy snowfall into the … [Read more...]

Update: Both Direction I90 reopened

Final Update: 2:02 I-90 is open both directions with chains required (all vehicles except AWD/4WD). A jackknifed semi was blocking westbound near the summit but was quickly … [Read more...]

The Week Ahead – Phantom Snowflakes?

Why do the snowflakes on the phone app keep appearing then disappearing..?  There were three days of snow forecasted yesterday (Snoqualmie) ?!?  Well, there's been a real back and forth with … [Read more...]

The Week Ahead – Wishful for snow? Probably not, blame the round of gap winds set to return.

Too warm and too little precipitation seems to be the story for those hoping to see some real snow anytime soon. With school out Monday in the SVSD, it may be an opportune time for a little of the white … [Read more...]

“Sneak Attack Windstorm,” This Was NOT!

CME commodities trading pit, Chicago IL /Associated Press Should we really be relying on one source for our news?  Relating that question to last Wednesday's wind event, should we be relying on one … [Read more...]

Outdoor recreation officials caution winter recreationists heading to the Cascades

Despite COVID-19 restrictions, weekend visitors crowd the Cascades creating safety hazards and finding fewer options. National forests, national parks, state parks, Sno-Parks and ski resorts within … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Windstorm Power Outage Update #2

Wednesday's powerful winds resulted in many power outages and extensive damage to the Snoqualmie Valley's electrical system. Wind gusts of more than 60 mph, along with rain-saturated soil, resulted in fallen … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Windstorm, Power Outage Update: Lengthy Outage Possible

Winds and rain moved into The Snoqualmie Valley overnight, with gusts ranging from 40-60+ mph, causing widespread outages across the area. Ryan Porter of Snoqualmie Weather warned of this storm in Sunday’s … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie River Flood Forecast: No Significant Flooding Expected but Some Road Closures May Occur

The Snoqualmie River near downtown Snoqualmie is currently flowing at approximately 13,100 cubic feet per second* (cfs). River stages are forecast to increase throughout Tuesday evening, cresting at … [Read more...]

The Week Ahead – Losing Count

Sunday and most of Monday appear to be the relative calm before the storm(s) mid-week.  It should be dry with partly to mostly cloudy skies today.  For Monday, models are mixed as to whether a weak … [Read more...]

The Week Ahead – Rain, Wind, Snow, Rain. What’s Next?

A very active 24-hours of weather we've had, indeed!  ~3" of rain, near 40 mph wind gusts, followed by wet snow - bringing 1-2" in some of the foothill elevations last night before changing back over to … [Read more...]

Updated: I-90 Eastbound Closed at MP 46 Due to Multiple Collisions & WB at MP 34 near North Bend

UPDATE 11:03 PM: They are hoping to have all lanes of I-90 between MP 34 North Bend and MP 106 Ellensburg back open by 1 … [Read more...]