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...]

UPDATE: I-90 Eastbound has Reopened with Restrictions

UPDATE: 12:07 pm I-90 has reopened eastbound with chains required on all vehicles except 4WD/AWD in both directions. Snowing heavily at … [Read more...]

The Week Ahead – New Year In Sight

While most seem anxious for what 2021 will bring, in the short run, it would appear more of the same, and that includes the weather pattern.    Eagle Pointe neighborhood, Snoqualmie Ridge … [Read more...]

UPDATED: I-90 Eastbound Reopens

FINAL UPDATE: 5:14 PM I-90 Eastbound is open with chains required in both direction on all vehicles except AWD/4WD. ________________________________________________________________________ UPDATE: … [Read more...]

Colder Air (and Snow??) Imminent!

Update: the snow potential looks good until 9-10p, after which we begin to run more of a battle between fluctuating fringe temperatures and declining precipitation rates.However, wet snow is sticking to … [Read more...]

The Week Ahead – Snowflakes Before Christmas?

Many out here remember the epic December snow and White Christmas of 2008, but do you remember 2017?  White Christmas 2017Looking west at The Heights neighborhood,Snoqualmie Ridge (from Douglas Ave SE … [Read more...]

Flood Forecast for Snoqualmie River: Rising Waters Early Sunday

No significant flooding is expected; some lowland flooding may occur. The Snoqualmie River near downtown Snoqualmie is currently flowing at approximately 5,200 cubic feet per second* (cfs). Flows are … [Read more...]

The Week Ahead – Much Wetter, Winds of Some Kind May Return

Waking from another sleep disrupted gap wind event Saturday night. zzz :(  We typically get 6-10 of these Cascadia (gap) wind events that produce significant winds (tallied if peak gusts on … [Read more...]

What a Windy Week! Now Something Mysterious May Fall from the Sky

Wow what a week!  All that wind with not much rain! We had three strong rounds of winds, each with a peak gust at or exceeding 40 mph 11/30 -     40 mph    … [Read more...]

The Week Ahead – Basking in Morning Sun

While much of the Puget Sound lowlands will be socked in by fog with stagnant cold air, the Cascade foothills are waking up Sunday to relatively warmer conditions in the mid 40 °s and mostly clear skies. You … [Read more...]

The Week Ahead – The Thanksgiving Forecast

We've seen a good round of light to moderate gap winds (expected to die out Sunday morning) in the foothills ahead of an incoming weak cold front Sunday night into Monday that should deliver light rain in … [Read more...]

The Week Ahead – Watching Another Potential Windstorm, Snow Levels to Rise (briefly)

[Article by Ryan Porter of Snoqualmie Weather] After a stormy Saturday night, Sunday looks to extend that experience somewhat with rain turning to showers, but gusty conditions continue at … [Read more...]

Winter is Coming~Traction Advisory Snoqualmie Pass

UPDATE | 9:38 AM I-90/Snoqualmie: The pass is open both directions with chains required on all vehicles except AWD/4WD. UPDATE | 8:14 AM Closure on I-90 eastbound at milepost 47, five miles east of the … [Read more...]

UPDATED: I-90 closed in both directions between North Bend at MP 34 to Ellensburg at MP 106.

UPDATE | 9:48 PM FINAL UPDATE: I-90 is now open in both directions after several spinouts closed the pass from North Bend & Ellensburg UPDATE | 8:08 PM The highway is estimated to open at 10:00 … [Read more...]

The Week Ahead – Turning Wet with Mountain Snow, and Maybe a Windstorm?

[Article by Ryan Porter of Snoqualmie Weather] It's been a chilly but at least sunny start to Sunday, however wet weather looks set to return this week.  With highs likely to run 5-8°F below normal … [Read more...]