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.

The Peak of the Mountain Snowpack

Apr 05, 2021

The beginning of April usually marks the peak of the area mountain snowpack - the deepest it gets all season. This Podcast addresses how our mountain snowpack has been this winter season and what this snow amount means for the summer and fall seasons. 

The Puget Sound Convergence Zone

Mar 30, 2021

Puget Sound Convergence Zone. You've heard the term, but what is it? This Podcast describes what the Puget Sound Convergence Zone is and how it behaves. 

It's Rainbow Season!

Mar 24, 2021

Spring the peak of the North Sound rainbow season. Learn more about rainbows and why they occur more often this time of year in this Podcast. 

Remembering the Oso/SR 530 Landslide 7 Years Ago

Mar 22, 2021

It was 7 years ago when the Oso/SR 530 landslide occurred. This podcast is dedicated to remembering the lives lost in this tragic event and recalls the weather involved. 

Spring Starts March 20th

Mar 15, 2021

The spring equinox is this coming Saturday, the first day of spring. This Podcast addresses what the spring weather outlook is for the North Sound and looks ahead at the coming summer. 

Back to Daylight Time Saturday Night

Mar 11, 2021

It is time to 'spring ahead' as we transition back to Pacific Daylight Time this Saturday night. This Podcast addresses the impacts of the time change and what steps you can take to help minimize those impacts, plus time to change those batteries too!

What is the Rain Shadow?

Mar 08, 2021

An Everett listener asked what is the rain shadow and is Everett in it? This Podcast addresses that question including how the rain shadow off the Olympics behaves. 

Thunderstorm Season Has Arrived

Mar 01, 2021

In the North Sound, spring and fall are our primary thunderstorm seasons. And it usually kicks off around March 1st. This Podcast addresses the North Sound's primary thunderstorm season and why, plus what to do if a thunderstorm approaches. 

20 Years Since the Nisqually Earthquake

Feb 24, 2021

Where were you on Feb 28, 2001, just before 11 AM? The Nisqually earthquake struck Western Washington at that moment. It has been 20 years since that big quake and this Podcast addresses what happened then, what you can do to prepare today, and the new SkakeAlert Early Earthquake Warning System makes it debut in May. 

The Weather Outlook for Spring and Summer 2021

Feb 22, 2021

The latest seasonal weather outlook was just released and this Podcast addresses what the North Sound's upcoming spring and summer have in store.