Spring Officially on the Books, But Snow a Possibility in Snoqualmie Valley Foothills?

It's a crazy first day of spring, and it's keeping local weather forecasters busy.  If you peek at the radar right now, you might even see a thunderstorm heading toward the Snoqualmie Valley. If you look at … [Read more...]

Commuter Alert: Dense Fog Weather Advisory Might Slow Traffic

Just when you think you've seen every type of weather advisory, watch or warning from the National Weather Service, a new one sneaks up on you. If you are heading out of the Snoqualmie Valley, or out of your … [Read more...]

King County Road Crews Expand Operations as Temperatures Fall and Ice Concerns Mount; City of Snoqualmie Ready, Too

A wet afternoon followed by freezing overnight temperatures are a recipe for icy roads, which require extra precaution by drivers.  According to the National Weather Service, lows in the Snoqualmie Valley are … [Read more...]

Cold Front Moving in; Higher Valley Hills Could See Little Snow Today & Tonight

Rain mixed with snow greeted some morning drivers on the higher hill in the Snoqualmie Valley this morning.  King 5 weather forecaster Jeff Renner said that's because the some colder air from an approaching … [Read more...]

Wintry Micro-Climate Takes Hold Between Snoqualmie and North Bend, Making Mess of Local Roads

**Update: 12/19/12, 11AM:  Snoqualmie Parkway is now reopened and City of Snoqualmie snow plows are working to clear city streets of slushy, messy snow.** Heavy, blowing snow started in the Snoqualmie area … [Read more...]

Overnight Snow Means Snoqualmie Valley Schools Opening 2 Hours Late, December 18th

Kids should be waking up happy today, as snow coats the ground. Much of the valley saw 1-2 inches overnight. In response, the Snoqualmie Valley School District delayed the start of school by 2 hours with … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Weather Updates: Monitoring Monday's Crazy Weather

Well, the storm advertised for the past couple days is moving through Western Washington.  Most of Puget Sound Energy's power outages seem to be occurring in South King County this morning. We'll keep an eye … [Read more...]

Approaching Storm Could Bring Strongest Winds of Year, Possible Blizzard Conditions for Snoqualmie Pass

** Updated 12/16/12, 11:30AM:  Looks like the storm is tracking further to the south, making this not a major wind event in the Seattle area - but a big one for SE Washington and NW Oregon.  However, the latest … [Read more...]

Preparing for the Next Snoqualmie Valley Power Outage – Steps for Survival

The stormy fall weather is officially upon us, with a weather jet stream aimed directly at the Pacific Northwest.  Fall storms lead to winter storms, and in the Snoqualmie Vally that typically means flooding, … [Read more...]

North Bend Launches Mount Si, City Live Webcam – What a View!

What a view!  Check out the new webcam the City of North Bend just installed, which boasts views of North Bend and Mount Si from high atop Rattlesnake Ridge. The City of North Bend released the webcam's link to … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Weekend Air Quality Deteriorates; Residents Reaching For Inhalers Were Not Alone

My daughter had just recovered from her first school year illness this week when it seemed she was coming down with something new.  She was stuffy, had an itchy throat and was coughing A LOT.  I kept thinking … [Read more...]

Smoke and Haze in the Snoqualmie Air; Central Washington Wildfires at Fault

Stepped outside this morning in Snoqualmie?  If so, you might think you're near a camp site as the smell of smoke is in the air today; and still waiting to hear if the smell is as prevalent in the lower valley … [Read more...]

Mt. Si Senior Center and Snoqualmie Valley YMCA Open As Cooling Shelters, August 16th & 17th

A couple of days featuring really hot temperatures are predicted for today and tomorrow, August 16th and 17th.  The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning for our area from noon today until … [Read more...]

Hot days and Watering Woes

This is a great guest piece by Snoqualmie Valley Master Gardener, Tia Jensen - and happens to coincide with a couple of the hottest days of summer 2012.  The timing of her watering advice couldn't be … [Read more...]

Issaquah Donation Drop-off Site Established for Cle Elum Residents Displaced By Taylor Bridge Fire

Just east of the Snoqualmie Valley on the other side of Snoqualmie Pass lies Cle Elum.  I often think of it as Snoqualmie/North Bend's sister city on the other side of the Cascades, sitting relatively the same … [Read more...]

What's Left of Summer in Snoqulamie

Contributing writer, Lori Riffe, takes a look at the remaining days of summer... from high above the Pacific Ocean on her way to Hawaii.  Thanks, Lori, and enjoy your tropical vacation.  Read on... I … [Read more...]

Valley Thunderstorms Still Possiblility Tonight

It seems Snoqualmie Valley has kind of lucked out with the thunderstorms today.  We've enjoyed pleasant temperatures and sunshine, but weather forecasters say there's still a chance of hearing thunder in the … [Read more...]

Recent Drowning/Near Drowning Cases Are a Big Reminder to Exercise Caution on Area Lakes and Rivers

The first warm, summer stretch of weather is upon us.  By Northwest standards, it might even be considered hot.  This first stretch of summer heat is bringing with it reports of area drownings and … [Read more...]

Stormy June Weather May Give Snoqualmie Valley A Break In Coming Days, But Rain Still In Forecast For Mount Si Outdoor Graduation Tomorrow

Well, it's probably a good thing Principal Belcher ordered rain ponchos for tomorrow's outdoor graduation ceremony.  Remember, umbrellas block the view of the graduates.  On the bright side, at least today's … [Read more...]

Thunderstorms Expected To Linger In Snoqualmie Valley Area This Afternoon, May 25th

It seems there always has to be a glitch in the forecast when it comes to sunny days around the Pacific Northwest.  The beautiful sunny, Snoqualmie Valley day is now littered with loud claps of thunderstorms … [Read more...]