National Weather Service
With the start of fall, here come the clouds and a forecast of rain for Washington.
High winds and warm temperatures are challenging Northwest firefighters, especially in the typically windy Columbia River Gorge where a windblown wildfire on the Washington side damaged three homes and smoke from a fire on the Oregon side temporarily restricted traffic on Interstate 84.
The massive wildfire that has destroyed about 150 homes in north-central Washington is now more than half contained, officials said Wednesday night
Wetter, cooler weather has helped firefighters make progress in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state’s history under control.
The Weather Service says a Northwest heat wave will last into the middle of next week
Temperatures this weekend expected in the 80s to lower 90s in Western Washington and 90s to triple digits in Eastern Washington.
Two outpost offices of the National Weather Service in Alaska are finally ending what has been a bygone practice for most of the nation for almost two decades — using real human voices in radio forecast broadcasts.
The National Weather Service says for the three-month period beginning in February, 19.21 inches of rain has fallen at Sea-Tac Airport, as of mid-day Thursday.
Warmer and mostly drier spring weather is forecast this week in Washington.
Washington residents can expect the rainy weather to continue into next week, after a possible sunbreak Friday.