Tsunami Threat Rises Again

Early Saturday morning, an undersea volcano erupted near the island of Tonga in the Southwest Pacific Ocean, generating a very rare Pacific-wide tsunami. According to Harold Tobin, director of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network at the University of Washington, “the event was the first... Read More.

Major Disaster Declared for Skagit and Whatcom Counties

President Biden has declared a major disaster in the wake of the massive flooding and landslides that occurred in Skagit and Whatcom Counties in mid-November. The disaster declaration that also includes Clallam County, will provide federal assistance to those adversely impacted by the flooding. The... Read More.

Avalanche Season Is Here

Deadliest U.S. History Avalanche Here In 1910 Avalanche season in the Cascades and Olympics is here. Nearly the entire current mountain snowpack fell in just the past month and has already exceeded average snow depths for early... Read More.

More North Sound Snow – Then Milder Temps

More snow is headed to the North Sound. A weather system tracking southeast along the British Columbia coast is expected to spread moisture over the cold air mass hovering across the North Sound overnight into Thursday morning. The precipitation is anticipated to fall as... Read More.

The Cold Is Here – What’s Next?

As advertised, cold Canadian air has spread into the North Sound with temperatures well below freezing. On Sunday, it mingled with moisture producing widespread snow with amounts ranging from a few inches to at least 6 inches. On Monday morning, Arlington dipped to just... Read More.

Track Santa On Christmas Eve

Do you want to track Santa as he makes his visits around the world on Christmas Eve?  Saint Nicholas has a busy night ahead, visiting all who have been naughty and nice across the globe. The North American Aerospace Defense Command or NORAD will again... Read More.

Holiday Travel – Snow Possible – Know Before You Go

According to the AAA, around 100 million people nationwide are expected to travel during the last week of this month including Christmas and New Year’s celebrations, despite ongoing pandemic concerns. Like Thanksgiving, the majority will travel by car with the remainder flying or taking... Read More.

The Meaning of the Winter Solstice

This year’s winter solstice is on Tuesday, December 21st at 759 AM PST and marks the start of winter on the calendar. December 21st will also be the shortest day of the year. In Everett, the day will only be 8 hours, 22 minutes,... Read More.

Hanukkah Eve Wind Storm – 15 Years Ago

Fifteen years ago, the Hanukkah Eve Wind Storm struck Western Washington. On the evening of December 14th into early December 15th, the storm plowed thru the region with wind gusts up to 100 mph. Thousands of trees were blown down, knocking out power to over... Read More.