North Sound Weather Minute

Western Washington's North Sound Meteorologist Ted Buehner offers Puget Sound region weather information beyond the forecast and addresses listener questions in each Weather Minute Podcast.

Frost on the Pumpkin This Weekend?

Oct 20, 2020

The coolest weather of the fall thus far will arrive this weekend. This Podcast discusses the impacts both in the Cascades and in the North Sound, and what you can do to be ready. 

Latest Fall and Winter Weather Outlook - 2020-21

Oct 16, 2020

This Podcast shares the latest late fall and winter weather outlook for the winter of 2020-21.  La Nina is in play and what does that mean for the North Sound?  Learn what it means here and get ready for what may be an active winter weather season. 

The Great Shakeout Earthquake Drill 2020

Oct 13, 2020

The worldwide Great Shakeout earthquake drill is Thursday October 15th at 1015 AM Pacific Time. For those in the North Sound, register to participate in the drill at shakeout.org/Washington - 1.5 million in Washington state did last year. This Podcast provides more details about this annual earthquake drill including information about the South Whidbey Island fault and its local earthquake threat. 

Anniversary of the Columbus Day Storm

Oct 09, 2020

The strongest non-tropical wind storm ever to hit the lower 48 in American history was the 1962 Columbus Day Storm. Learn more about this historic storm and its impacts for the North Sound and the entire west coast region in this Podcast.  

Prime Time for Fog

Oct 02, 2020

This Podcast addresses a listener question about why there is so much fog right now in the North Sound region. 

Summer 2020 Wrap Up

Sep 28, 2020

This Podcast provides a summary of North Sound 2020 summer weather, addressing a question from a listener from Mukilteo. 

Fall and Winter 20-21 Seasonal Weather Outlook

Sep 18, 2020

The latest seasonal weather outlook involves La Nina. This Podcast explains what the fall and winter season outlook is and what it means for the North Sound and Cascade Mountains. 

September is National Preparedness Month

Sep 11, 2020

After all the wildfires, smoke and poor air quality, these issues are yet another reason to take action during September's National Preparedness Month. The fall and winter storm season is just around the corner, and it is time to get ready to help prepare your family, home and pets. This Podcast reviews all this plus where to get helpful tips and checklists to get started and be ready when nature takes another swipe at us. 

No Time To Play With Fire

Sep 06, 2020

A critical wildfire weather pattern will be in place Monday night through at least Wednesday of this week for Western Washington. This Podcast explains this historic situation and what actions we all need to take to avoid a rapidly spreading wildfire in the region.  This is no time to play with fire. 

History of Labor Day Weekend Weather

Sep 02, 2020

This Podcast addresses a listener question about whether Labor Day Weekend weather seems to always be lousy by looking at the history of the weekend's weather so far this century, plus what the weather looks like ahead of the holiday weekend.