Record-Breaking Heatwave Comes to an End Soon

[Guest Post by North Bend resident Mark Davis] The end of the heatwave is near, and you can see evidence of that off our coast. The onshore flow will begin overnight tonight into Tuesday morning. So, say … [Read more...]

Emergency Crews from All Over the Snoqualmie Valley Respond to SEVEN Swiftwater Rescue Calls on Saturday

On June 26th, the Snoqualmie Fire Department and Emergency Management posted on Facebook that emergency crews from all over the Snoqualmie Valley had responded to SEVEN Swiftwater rescue calls in ONE … [Read more...]

Energy-Saving Tips from Puget Sound Energy

Puget Sound Energy encourages customers to be more energy conscious as temperatures heat up over the next few days. Across its service area, PSE’s electric infrastructure is currently performing well, and … [Read more...]

Let the Heatmageddon Wave Begin!

[Guest Post by North Bend resident Mark Davis] Saturday is the start of the major heatwave to hit our area. Saturdays high will be in the low 100’s with a “Heat Index” of around 108°. The Heat … [Read more...]

North Bend City Hall to Open as Emergency Cooling Center, June 26-28

The City of North Bend will open Council Chambers and the City Hall lobby area as an emergency cooling center during the upcoming forecasted heatwave. These areas of City Hall will be open to … [Read more...]

Record-setting Heat Forecast for Western Washington this Weekend: Hot Weather Tips for People & Pets

Weather forecasters predict record-setting temperatures across Western Washington this weekend, with highs expected to reach the low 100s in North Bend & Snoqualmie Saturday, June 26 – Monday, June 28th. … [Read more...]

Heatmageddon on the Way to the Snoqualmie Valley

[Guest Post by North Bend resident Mark Davis] So who’s ready for some heat? Not me, but unfortunately, I can’t stop it from happening, or it would be snowing. Remember when we had #snowmageddon, I like to … [Read more...]

Annual Reminder – Burning Moratorium for Areas of Eastside Fire & Rescue June 15th Through September 30th

The communities within Eastside Fire & Rescue (EF&R) are beautiful locations, offering some of the finest living on the west coast. Our neighborhoods cover relatively mountainous terrain, urban in … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Fire Department Seeks Input on Wildland Fire Protection

The Snoqualmie Fire Department has created a brief public survey about a potential community-led wildland fire protection program in Snoqualmie.   The intent of the survey is to gauge the level of … [Read more...]

Mother Nature Teases us with a Wacky Weather Weekend

[Guest Post by North Bend resident Mark Davis] Well, It seemed that Mother Nature really had our whole Saturday well planned out for us. It started with a 2.8 magnitude earthquake at 12:38 am then finished … [Read more...]

Final Update: Pass Open Both Directions

FINAL UPDATE 12:16: I-90 is back open in both directions and traffic should start moving shortly. … [Read more...]

Despite Blowing Wind and Rain, Snoqualmie Valley Hospital Hosts its First Mass Vaccination Clinic Outdoors

Snoqualmie Valley Hospital administered more than 800 COVID vaccines this past weekend at its first-ever mass vaccination event at the hospital. The drive-thru event was hosted in partnership with the … [Read more...]

Fall Pokes its Windy Nose into our Valley Spring

[Guest Post by North Bend resident Mark Davis] Batten down the hatches; we have a Fall wind storm coming In the Spring. If you already put your outdoor umbrella up, I’d go out and take it back down. The … [Read more...]

Spring has Sprung with a Chance of Lumpy Rain and Hope for Warmer Weather Soon

[Guest Post by North Bend resident Mark Davis] It’s that time of the year when we transition from storms to the nicer weather. With that, we have a chance of some lumpy rain, “mixed rain/snow” at around 1000 … [Read more...]

The Weather for the Week Ahead: A New Perspective from North Bend Weather Aficionado Mark Davis

[Guest Post by North Bend resident Mark Davis] The past couple of days, we have been spoiled by some nice winter weather. Can’t really complain too much when the temps reach 60° In March. We’ll be getting … [Read more...]

The Week Ahead – Spring Feelings?

A relatively mundane week ahead, though some models keep playing with a brief warmup mid-week.  Which many folks, admittedly myself included, have been longing for. We should remain dry, though … [Read more...]

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...]