King County Fire Marshal Issues a Stage 2 Burn Ban Prohibiting Outdoor Recreational Fires

King County Fire Marshal Chris Ricketts has issued a Stage 2 burn ban for unincorporated King County, prohibiting all outdoor recreational fires. Outdoor cooking and heating appliances are restricted to … [Read more...]

Wildfire Smoke on its Way to the Snoqualmie Valley, Not Expected to be a Major Event

[Guest Post by North Bend resident Mark Davis] The Snoqualmie Valley has dodged the smoke bullet all summer, until now. Unfortunately, starting Friday late afternoon into the evening, our east “gap … [Read more...]

A Major Project Will Affect Westbound I-90 Travel During September Near Issaquah

Just before the I90 pavement project started on Aug. 30 in North Bend between exits 31 & 32 started, Living Snoqualmie was asked by the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) if we had any … [Read more...]

Learn More about Stage One of the North Bend Water Conservation Ordinance

The City of North Bend is actively pursuing water conservation in various ways: through ongoing distribution system leak reduction efforts, customer conservation education, installation of replacement water … [Read more...]

The Heat is On in the Snoqualmie Valley

I’d like to start with this weather story by a song by Glenn Frey, “The Heat Is On.” No, I’m not going to sing, but the song fits what we’ll go through next week.   The early models had the … [Read more...]

Summer Finally Starts in the Snoqualmie Valley with a Weekend Heat Advisory

Welcome to the weekend. Western Washington will be under a Heat Advisory effective Saturday from noon until 11 pm Monday. Saturday's high will be in the upper 80's. On Sunday and Monday, the … [Read more...]

Wildfire Risk Reduction Tips: You Can Make a Difference for the Community Starting Today

After setting new rainfall records for June in multiple cities in the Puget Sound region, the traditional warm summer coupled with longer days and dry weather is returning to our area. As the weather … [Read more...]

Is Summer Finally Arriving in the Snoqualmie Valley?

Mother nature finally felt sorry for us Pacific Northwesterners and decided to give us some sun. We still have a chance of a few rain showers tonight, Sunday, and then changes begin to give us much … [Read more...]

State Fire Marshal’s Office Recognizes Wildfire Awareness Month

The Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office joins fire agencies around the state in recognizing the importance of being prepared for wildfire season.    In 2021, more than 1,800 wildfires … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Unprecedented May Wind Event Possible for Wednesday

The Snoqualmie Valley has a November wind storm heading our way on May 18th. This won’t be a historic wind event, but this is an unprecedented situation for May. With this spring being the coldest … [Read more...]

Updated: Spring Snow Brings Snoqualmie Pass Closure

Final Update 9:00 PM: I-90 Westbound is now open. Chains are required on all vehicles except AWD/4WD. _________________________________________________ Update 6:35 PM: Crews are still clearing a number of … [Read more...]

Updated: Monday Afternoon Fatality Accident Westbound I90

Final Update 5:30 PM: Westbound I-90 has completely reopened ________________________________________________________ Update 3:18 PM: One lane of Westbound I-90 east of Preston has reopened. The rest … [Read more...]

Hang on to Your Plants; Mother Nature isn’t Ready for Spring

The calendar says Spring, but mother nature doesn’t want us to get too far ahead. We have a lot of rain, some wind for the lowlands and possibly up to two feet of snow for the cascade … [Read more...]

Road Closures and Flooding Issues in the Snoqualmie Valley

As the Snoqualmie River and local creeks continue to rise, king County Road Division crews continue to work to assess Snoqualmie Valley roads impacted by floodwaters and landslides. Here is a list of the … [Read more...]

Updated: Wet Weather Causes Issues on Our Local Roads this Monday Afternoon

Updated March 1st 830 AM: Flooding Closes Some Low-lying City Roads As of 8:15 AM, 3/1/22, flooding has closed the following roads: Millpond Rd, Reinig Rd (near Snoqualmie Valley Trail Bridge), Northern St … [Read more...]

Sand and Sandbags Available at North Bend Public Works for Residents Concerned About Localized Flooding

The City’s Public Works Facility has sand and sandbags available for residents concerned about potential localized street flooding impacting their homes and businesses.  Please enter through … [Read more...]

Winter Weather Returns to the Snoqualmie Valley

Old mother nature was just messing with us last weekend with temps in the mid-’60s. She’s changing us back to winter conditions. Let’s start with the incoming winds. The wind gusts will be picking up … [Read more...]

A Rare February Taste of Spring for the Snoqualmie Valley this Week

Thinking Spring? For February this is not the type of weather that we normally expect, but no complaints, right? The models are currently showing low to the mid 50’s for the highs going into next weekend. … [Read more...]

Aurora Chasing with North Bend Local Photographer Travis Wetherbee (Part Two)

When we last left Travis in part one, he had successfully climbed to a high vantage point on Rattlesnake Ridge to photograph the Aurora Borealis. Now he had to navigate his way down the trail while being … [Read more...]

Aurora Chasing with North Bend Local Photographer Travis Wetherbee (Part One)

Living Snoqualmie's number one clicked photo on Instagram in 2021 was a photo of the Aurora Borealis by local photographer, Travis Wetherbee. When we saw he was going to write up his experience that night, … [Read more...]