West Seattle Weather Watch: Burn ban canceled; forecast update

November 27, 2013 at 12:29 pm | In Environment, West Seattle news, West Seattle weather | 7 Comments

Two quick weather-related notes: First, Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has canceled the burn ban in King County. Second, the National Weather Service is still predicting much-colder weather to sweep in toward the end of the weekend, and the Special Weather Statement alert remains in effect, but they’re still being cautious about any possible lowland snow. Mountain snow, however, does seem like a sure thing for Sunday, so if you are eastbound for the holiday weekend, an early return might be in order.

7 Comments

  1. FIRE TONIGHT!!!
    Yee HAH!

    Comment by 935 — 1:23 pm November 27, 2013 #

  2. Whee, a cozy fire tonight on Thanksgiving Eve, then the S-word in the tentative forecast for the weekend! So glad we’ll be home safe in West Seattle.

    Comment by Trileigh — 4:49 pm November 27, 2013 #

  3. I sure wish the PSCA would make things more clear. they said it persevere in two counties, don’t mention status of King Co, and say that all burn bans remain in force. Now I read this and it says it WAS lifted in King Co. Come on, make it clear.

    Comment by Daniel — 12:07 am November 28, 2013 #

  4. Did everyone start a fire tonight? The air quality seems awful in west seattle tonight… was there a large fire somewhere?

    Comment by ttt — 9:56 pm November 28, 2013 #

  5. TTT, someone else just asked us that in e-mail. No large fires in the city area. Can’t speak to the unincorporated area but we probably would have heard if something had happened there …

    Comment by WSB — 10:00 pm November 28, 2013 #

  6. I had someone post a sign on my apt building today that said the burn ban was in effect. But then when I went and checked it was lifted. Anyone else get an orange sign tagged on their door?

    In any case, I always go to this website to check whether we can use our fireplace. It’s always very clear and up to date.

    http://www.pscleanair.org/airq/status.aspx

    Comment by Kimi — 10:22 pm November 28, 2013 #

  7. Kimi, if you are in West Seattle or anywhere in King County, it was lifted early yesterday afternoon, right before we published this update, so no one should have been posting notices since then. And yes, that link is the official site for Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, which decides on burn bans among other things, so that’s the ultimate authority! – TR

    Comment by WSB — 10:30 pm November 28, 2013 #

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