Thinning Forests Aims To Reduce Fire RiskThe Nature Conservancy is selectively logging dry forests in Washington's Central Cascades as part of a long-term plan to make thousands of privately owned forestland more resilient to fire, disease and climate change.
Northwest To Face Series Rain StormsThe National Weather Service says a series of storms are headed for the Northwest that will bring waves of rain with short breaks through the weekend.
Cascades, Central Washington Forecast For SnowForecasters say a storm blowing into Washington Thursday night and Friday will bring rain to western Washington and snow to the mountains. It also will bring snow or freezing rain to parts of eastern Washington that will persist through the weekend.
Snow Levels Far Below Normal In CascadesThe recent mild weather systems that blew through Washington have left little snow in the Cascades.
Seattle-Bellingham: 3rd Daily Rail Trip Added Starting Friday, Amtrak Cascades plans to add a third daily round trip train between Seattle and Bellingham to help travelers affected by the May 23 collapse of a section of an Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River at Mount Vernon.
Heavy Snow Forecast In CascadesForecasters say two weather systems Monday and Tuesday will drop up to 3 feet of new snow in the Cascades by early Wednesday, making driving difficult through the mountain passes.
Winter Weather On Its Way BackForecasters say Monday's snow in the mountains and Eastern Washington could be followed by a stronger system Tuesday night that could drop an inch or two of snow by Wednesday night in the higher locations of the Western Washington lowlands.
Snow Flurries Settling DownForecasters say snows are easing off Thursday in Western Washington and the Cascades but continuing in Eastern Washington.
Snow Pounds Cascades, Two Feet Expected By ThursdayThe National Weather Service says the lowland snow showers in parts of Western Washington on Wednesday morning will turn to rain with high winds on the coast and northwest interior until Wednesday evening.
Snow Spreads Across Western WashingtonSome parts of the region are seeing their first snowflakes of the season. The National Weather Service says the light Tuesday morning accumulations will be short-lived but more showers are possible Wednesday with a chance of high winds in places.
Another Rain Storm for Tuesday in the ForecastThe National Weather Service says the Western Washington lowlands could get up to 1 inch of rain with 1 to 3 inches likely in the mountains.
Wind and Rain Pummel Pacific NorthwestRain and wind pounded Washington and Oregon on Monday, flooding streets, toppling large trucks, cutting power to more than 20,000 people and causing at least one death.