The Week Ahead – Hawks Game Windstorm Possible! And another Tuesday, before drier conditions later in the week

[Article by Ryan Porter of Snoqualmie Weather] We're really transitioning into active Fall-like weather now, aren't we? Saturday in Snoqualmie Valley featured blustery winds with ~2" of rain that mostly … [Read more...]

The Week Ahead – October cool down on the way, enjoy first half of week

[Article by Ryan Porter of Snoqualmie Weather] By the time of year that October rolls around, with the long nights and much lower sun angle, if the air is relatively stagnant, we're very likely going to get … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Weather: The Week Ahead – Here Comes the Sun, but will the Smoke Stay Away?

[Article by Ryan Porter of Snoqualmie Weather] What a wet start to Autumn. While we didn't tally anywhere close to the ~8-inch monthly precipitation record (at Snoqualmie Falls) for September, it did … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Firefighter Deployed to Assist with California Wildfire

Snoqualmie Firefighter Robert Lasswell is in California to assist with the August complex wildfire efforts. This fire, as of the most recent update at the time of this writing, is 870,200 acres and 43% … [Read more...]

Updated: Snoqualmie Weather: The Week Ahead – Want Rain? Careful What You Wish For

[Article by Ryan Porter of Snoqualmie Weather] UPDATE | September 22nd We're bracing for first major storm of the season as it pushes onshore Wednesday morning.  Lot's of wind and … [Read more...]

The week ahead – Blue Thunder may not be the only rumble heard

[Article by Ryan Porter of Snoqualmie Weather] A thunderstorm rolls through Snoqualmie last May Well, I sure was envious looking at that 85° sunshine on the TV set this morning. Go Hawks! … [Read more...]

Rattlesnake Lake Recreation Area closed and other valley smoke updates

As predicted, the smoke rolled into the state and the Valley right on cue and there are a couple of things residents should know and remember. Due to air quality concerns, Rattlesnake Lake Recreation Area in … [Read more...]

Air Quality Alert issued – smoke from Oregon fires moving north through the weekend

[Article by Ryan Porter of Snoqualmie Weather] NWS is out with an Air Quality Alert for most of Washington state through Monday at 11 am.  At which point, we should finally get a … [Read more...]

A Wild Night in the Snoqualmie Valley

As predicted by our own Ryan Porter of Snoqualmie weather, easterly winds kicked in last early evening, September 7th, leading to a dramatic air quality change in North Bend as wildfire smoke from Eastern … [Read more...]

The week ahead – Santa Ana winds in Snoqualmie Valley?

[Article by Ryan Porter of Snoqualmie Weather] The week begins with a familiar theme of late, sunny and pleasant for early September.  But the literal ‘winds of change’ are coming.   A … [Read more...]

Water Conservation Tips To Help Preserve a Limited Natural Resource, Protect the Snoqualmie River

While North Bend and the greater Puget Sound region experienced a wetter and cooler than normal start to summer, the dry, warm season is now in full swing in the Snoqualmie Valley. The upcoming hot weather … [Read more...]

Wildfire smoke on its way, not expected to be a major event

[Article by Ryan Porter of Snoqualmie Weather] Prevailing winds expected to pull up wildfire smoke from California later today into tomorrow (Friday). Doesn't look like a major smoke event at … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Weather: The week ahead – areas of light rain for back to school Monday, but sunny weather makes a comeback with potential heatwave mid-September

[Article by Ryan Porter of Snoqualmie Weather]  Areas of light rain or drizzle overnight possible tonight into Monday morning.  While the brunt looks north, anything that makes it this far … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Weather: Norm in Good Form

[Article by Ryan Porter of Snoqualmie Weather ] As far as the weather goes this week in the Snoqualmie Valley - the last full week of summer break from school should be a … [Read more...]

Baby steps cooler as we slowly transition back to normal this week

[Article by Ryan Porter of Snoqualmie Weather ] Source: Wunderground.com Depending on where measured, I think we have at least tied the record for Aug 16th of 94° set in both 1967 and 1977 from … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley may see hottest weather of the year this weekend

[Article by Ryan Porter of Snoqualmie Weather ] Mini-heatwave looks set to hit Western Washington Sunday with building high pressure expected to stoke up offshore flow.  Areas that could really … [Read more...]

Seattle Public Utilities issues apology to Carnation residents, will attend community meeting about false Tolt Dam failure system alarm

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) recently issued a letter to Carnation residents, stating it would attend a special [online] Carnation city council meeting at 7PM, August 3rd, to discuss this week's accidental … [Read more...]

North Bend city council unanimously passes water conservation ordinance, goes into effect this summer

After a town hall, other public comment opportunities and a few changes, on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, the North Bend City Council unanimously passed a new Water Conservation Ordinance (WCO). The vote was 6-0, … [Read more...]

Warm Temperatures AND gusty gap winds on tap for Snoqualmie Valley this weekend

Well, it's official. The Snoqualmie Valley couldn't get its first summer-like spring weekend without Mother Nature adding a special tweak. According to Ryan Porter of Snoqualmie Weather, Friday, May 8th - … [Read more...]

Eastside Nurses: exhausted staff, hospitals preparing for patient surge; ‘now, more than ever, continue to shelter in place’

As Washington State [potentially] begins to see a slight slow in the rate of increase in positive COVID-19 cases, hospitals are still dealing with supply shortages and preparing for what could come. This … [Read more...]