National Weather Service http://kplu.org en Long, Warm Summer On Tap, According To Weather Service Outlook http://kplu.org/post/long-warm-summer-tap-according-weather-service-outlook <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/150660443&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>This summer in the Pacific Northwest will be warmer than average, according to the National Weather Service.</p><p>The supercomputers at the Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center have crunched long-term trends to produce an outlook for June, July and August. For most of the Northwest, the forecast gives a strong probability of above-normal temperatures.</p><p> Wed, 21 May 2014 23:36:09 +0000 Tom Banse 16763 at http://kplu.org Long, Warm Summer On Tap, According To Weather Service Outlook Mass: Soak Up The Sun This Weekend Before Ridge Begins To Shift http://kplu.org/post/mass-soak-sun-weekend-ridge-begins-shift <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Start planning your weekend. The forecast looks sunny, dry and warm, says </span>KPLU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> weather expert Cliff Mass.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“Temperatures in the lowlands will reach lower </span>50s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in some places. And some spots along the coast might even see lower </span>60s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">,” said Mass, who teaches atmospheric sciences at the University of Washington.</span></p><p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 18:13:15 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 12865 at http://kplu.org Mass: Soak Up The Sun This Weekend Before Ridge Begins To Shift More heat in Washington forecast http://kplu.org/post/more-heat-washington-forecast <p></p><p>The National Weather Service says 90-degree temperatures will return to Western Washington on Thursday and Friday.</p><p> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 16:22:41 +0000 The Associated Press 5964 at http://kplu.org Weather Service warns of severe Bering Sea storm http://kplu.org/post/weather-service-warns-severe-bering-sea-storm <p>ANCHORAGE, Alaska &mdash; The National Weather Service is warning that a severe Bering Sea storm has the potential for widespread damage when it hits western Alaska.</p><p>Forecasters expect 40 to 55 mph winds with higher gusts Tuesday night and Wednesday over the west coast.</p> Tue, 08 Nov 2011 16:19:35 +0000 The Associated Press 3134 at http://kplu.org Weather Service warns of severe Bering Sea storm Officials celebrate new Washington coastal radar http://kplu.org/post/officials-celebrate-new-washington-coastal-radar <p>COPALIS BEACH, Wash. &mdash; The director of the National Weather Service, Sen. Maria Cantwell and Congressman Norm Dicks are among the officials who gathered Thursday on the Washington coast to celebrate the operation of a new Doppler radar station.</p><p>They say it will help save lives and property by improving storm forecasts.</p><div><p> Thu, 29 Sep 2011 19:08:20 +0000 The Associated Press 2765 at http://kplu.org Officials celebrate new Washington coastal radar La Niña turns out less severe in retrospect http://kplu.org/post/la-ni%C3%B1-turns-out-less-severe-retrospect <p>The Washington State Climatologist is out with a <a href="http://www.climate.washington.edu/events/2011winter/">report card on how the weather phenomenon La Niña treated the Northwest</a>. If you thought it&rsquo;s been wetter and colder than usual since November, you&rsquo;re right. But overall, this La Niña was milder than predicted. KPLU&#39;s Tom Banse reports:</p><p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-963141.mp3</p><p> Wed, 13 Apr 2011 21:15:34 +0000 Tom Banse 1196 at http://kplu.org La Niña turns out less severe in retrospect Construction begins on high-tech Washington Coast radar site http://kplu.org/post/construction-begins-high-tech-washington-coast-radar-site <p>Construction should start as soon as Wednesday at a site near Copalis Beach in Grays Harbor County on a Doppler radar station.</p><p>Sen. Maria Cantwell&#39;s office says <a href="http://cantwell.senate.gov/news/record.cfm?id=332048">it could be operating as soon as September</a>, giving the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) a better look at Pacific storms heading for the Northwest.</p><p>The new radar will fill in information that is missing because the Olympic mountains block the only other Western Washington Doppler radar station on Camano Island.</p> Fri, 18 Mar 2011 22:38:44 +0000 The Associated Press & KPLU News Staff 1029 at http://kplu.org Construction begins on high-tech Washington Coast radar site Snow, freezing temperatures http://kplu.org/post/snow-freezing-temperatures <p>The brunt of an arctic cold front is expected to hit Western Washington this afternoon, bringing wind and 2 to 6 inches of snow.&nbsp; National Weather Service meteorologist Art Gable says temperatures &quot;will drop below freezing and remain below into Thursday morning.&quot; A winter storm warning remains in effect through 10 a.m. Thursday.</p> Wed, 23 Feb 2011 16:02:35 +0000 Paula Wissel 858 at http://kplu.org Snow, freezing temperatures Various forecasts predict several inches of snowfall for region http://kplu.org/post/various-forecasts-predict-several-inches-snowfall-region <p>Several inches of snow are on the way to Puget Sound&#39;s lowlands. Exactly which areas will get the greatest accumulation is something forecasters say is tough to predict, but a number of sources say their models show anywhere from two to six inches in the Seattle area, and up to eight inches or more in Snohomish County and northward.</p> Tue, 22 Feb 2011 23:13:34 +0000 KPLU News Staff 850 at http://kplu.org Various forecasts predict several inches of snowfall for region No duckin' the sun today http://kplu.org/post/no-duckin-sun-today-0 <P>It was webbed-footed on the left side, sneaker-footed on the right at the Green Lake path this afternoon. A chill wind didn't deter sun-seekers at the popular Seattle park. More sunny - and cool - weather is <A href="http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?site=sew&amp;textField1=47.6204&amp;textField2=-122.3496&amp;smap=1">in the forecast for western Washington</A> through Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. Tue, 08 Feb 2011 23:44:41 +0000 KPLU News Staff 743 at http://kplu.org No duckin' the sun today Pineapple Express brings flooding on Sunday http://kplu.org/post/pineapple-express-brings-flooding-sunday <p>A big rainstorm is headed to western Washington this weekend.&nbsp; Forecasters say Saturday should start out pleasant, with the rainstorm hitting south Puget Sound in the late morning, and the Seattle area by around noon.</p><p>It’s not supposed to be as bad as devastating storms a few years ago, but flooding is likely on some rivers.&nbsp;</p><p>There are a few rivers in western Washington that flood regularly – such as the Skokomish and the Tolt.&nbsp; This year, you can add one more to that list, a section of the Puyallup River in eastern Pierce County.</p> Sat, 11 Dec 2010 00:39:25 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 345 at http://kplu.org Pineapple Express brings flooding on Sunday