Winter storm http://www.kplu.org en Late winter storm slams into Washington, Oregon http://www.kplu.org/post/late-winter-storm-slams-washington-oregon <p>Spring arrives next week, but this week still looks like winter in Washington.</p><p>The National Weather Service says a front moving through the state Monday is bringing strong winds and rain to Western Washington, heavy snow to the Cascades and snow in much of north central and northeast Washington.</p><p>High winds knocked out power for tens of thousands of people in northwest Oregon and western Washington on Monday.</p><p> Mon, 12 Mar 2012 22:20:13 +0000 The Associated Press & Chris Lehman 4412 at http://www.kplu.org Late winter storm slams into Washington, Oregon President Obama issues disaster declaration for January snowstorm http://www.kplu.org/post/president-obama-issues-disaster-declaration-january-snowstorm <p>It&#39;s official now. The January snow and ice storm was a disaster!</p><p>President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster exists in 11 Washington counties that were hard hit by the storm during the period of January 14-23, 2012.</p><p>Preliminary estimates indicate more than $32 million in eligible damages.</p><p> Mon, 05 Mar 2012 22:39:23 +0000 Dave Meyer 4329 at http://www.kplu.org President Obama issues disaster declaration for January snowstorm Big storm leads to confusion at city hall http://www.kplu.org/post/big-storm-leads-confusion-city-hall <p>During the January snow and ice storm,&nbsp; Seattle officials told commuters to stay off the roadways.&nbsp; But the message caused confusion among the city&rsquo;s own employees. Tue, 28 Feb 2012 01:20:58 +0000 Paula Wissel 4260 at http://www.kplu.org Big storm leads to confusion at city hall Snowmageddon: Gregoire seeks federal money for January snowstorm http://www.kplu.org/post/snowmageddon-gregoire-seeks-federal-money-january-snowstorm <p>&nbsp;OLYMPIA, Wash. &mdash; Gov. Chris Gregoire has asked President Barack Obama to declare a federal disaster area in 11 Washington counties for damages and costs suffered during January&#39;s snowstorm.</p><div><p>Last month&#39;s storm of snow, ice and freezing rain caused power outages, landslides, avalanches and fallen trees across Washington, creating $32.3 million in potential eligible damages, according to preliminary state and federal assessments.</p><p> Fri, 24 Feb 2012 19:43:51 +0000 The Associated Press 4241 at http://www.kplu.org Snowmageddon: Gregoire seeks federal money for January snowstorm Report your storm damage http://www.kplu.org/post/report-your-storm-damage <p>If you or your business suffered uninsured property damage due to our recent snow and ice storm, county officials want to hear from you. Public assistance may be available, and the first step is to submit a damage report.</p><p> Thu, 26 Jan 2012 21:42:25 +0000 Dave Meyer 3940 at http://www.kplu.org Report your storm damage Power crews work around the clock to restore electricity http://www.kplu.org/post/power-crews-work-around-clock-restore-electricity <p>Puget Sound Energy&nbsp; crews working to restore power say they haven&#39;t slept much.&nbsp; On Tuesday afternoon, Rob Brackman, who was redirecting traffic while other workers strung new power lines near Dash Point Road and Redondo Way, said he&#39;d&nbsp; had just 15 hours of sleep since Friday morning.&nbsp; But, he says he&#39;s been overwhelmed by the kindness of strangers.</p> Wed, 25 Jan 2012 02:54:00 +0000 Paula Wissel 3910 at http://www.kplu.org Power crews work around the clock to restore electricity Inland NW seeing a more recognizable winter http://www.kplu.org/post/inland-nw-seeing-more-recognizable-winter <p>While cities west of the Cascades recover from the ice storm, flooding and mudslides, the Inland Northwest is getting more of what residents have been expecting for a while: a wintry white layer of snow. And forecasters say there&#39;s another round on the way.</p><p> Mon, 23 Jan 2012 22:34:10 +0000 Jessica Robinson 3881 at http://www.kplu.org Inland NW seeing a more recognizable winter Storm knocks out power in Washington capital campus http://www.kplu.org/post/storm-knocks-out-power-washington-capital-campus <p>OLYMPIA, Wash. &mdash; The massive snow and freezing rain storm that pummeled the Pacific Northwest has caused a power outage at Gov. Chris Gregoire&#39;s office, legislative buildings and other state agencies in Olympia.</p><p> Fri, 20 Jan 2012 21:15:15 +0000 The Associated Press 3847 at http://www.kplu.org Storm knocks out power in Washington capital campus Seattle asks residents to clear storm drains http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-asks-residents-clear-storm-drains <p>As snow and ice melt on Seattle streets, the city is asking residents to clear storm drains of slush and debris to help prevent urban flooding.</p><p> Fri, 20 Jan 2012 21:01:53 +0000 The Associated Press 3846 at http://www.kplu.org 250,000+ out of power; transportation disrupted; but storm is over ... for now http://www.kplu.org/post/250000-out-power-transportation-disrupted-storm-over-now <p>More than 250,000 people are without power and all modes of transportation are still a mess, but &ldquo;this snow/sleet/freezing rain event is basically done,&rdquo;&nbsp;reports KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass.</p><blockquote><p>However, <a href="http://cliffmass.blogspot.com/2012/01/end-is-near.html">Mass said on his weather blog</a>, &ldquo;Now I hate to bring this up ... but the forecast models for the next week indicate some intense weather in store for us. Heavy rains, strong windstorms.&rdquo;</p></blockquote><p> Fri, 20 Jan 2012 18:45:30 +0000 KPLU News Staff & The Associated Press 3836 at http://www.kplu.org 250,000+ out of power; transportation disrupted; but storm is over ... for now I-5 near Centralia reopened http://www.kplu.org/post/i-5-near-centralia-reopened <p>CENTRALIA, Wash. &mdash; The Washington Department of Transportation had closed both directions of Interstate 5 for about 8 miles north of Centralia because of power lines on the roadway.</p><p>The roadway has been cleared.</p><p> Fri, 20 Jan 2012 16:33:51 +0000 The Associated Press 3838 at http://www.kplu.org Snowmageddon after all: Seattle says go home; state of emergency; 200,000+ without power http://www.kplu.org/post/snowmageddon-after-all-seattle-says-go-home-state-emergency-200000-without-power <p>Gov. Chris Gregoire has declared a state of emergency for an ice storm that landed on top of heavy snow in western Washington, causing treacherous travel, power outages and threats that buildings could collapse. So far, the storm has left more than 200,000 people without power.</p><p>Seattle city officials are asking residents to get home before dark, if possible, because they fear even worse icing conditions by night fall.</p><p>Ice closed Sea-Tac Airport in the early morning before one runway was reopened. The State Patrol said it had responded to about 2,300 accidents in a 24-hour period ending at 9 a.m. Thursday, roughly quadruple the average number.</p><p> Fri, 20 Jan 2012 00:32:00 +0000 Jake Ellison & The Associated Press 3811 at http://www.kplu.org Snowmageddon after all: Seattle says go home; state of emergency; 200,000+ without power Ice and snow bring down trees, power lines in Olympia http://www.kplu.org/post/ice-and-snow-bring-down-trees-power-lines-olympia <p>OLYMPIA, Wash. &ndash; In Olympia, snow and ice-laden tree branches are down on the capitol campus. On the west side of town, downed power lines made several roads impassable.</p><p> Fri, 20 Jan 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Northwest News Network 3829 at http://www.kplu.org Ice and snow bring down trees, power lines in Olympia YouTube diversions: 'Killjoy Seattle local news reporter confronted' http://www.kplu.org/post/youtube-diversions-killjoy-seattle-local-news-reporter-confronted <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ii63KGpvkGQ</p> Thu, 19 Jan 2012 23:06:51 +0000 Jake Ellison 3824 at http://www.kplu.org For the record: Share your snow photos! http://www.kplu.org/post/record-share-your-snow-photos <p>With snow still on the ground in Seattle, we thought it would be fun to&nbsp;share our snapshots&nbsp;of the&nbsp;scene. We&#39;d love to see yours. You can post them and your thoughts in the comments section&nbsp;of this post.</p><p>Let us know if you&#39;ve put up a YouTube video also (like the pretty darn cool one after the jump):</p><p> Thu, 19 Jan 2012 23:00:00 +0000 Jake Ellison 3740 at http://www.kplu.org For the record: Share your snow photos!