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Wildfire Smoke Alert: Unhealthy Air Quality

Wildfire smoke continues to move into the Seattle area Saturday, September 10. A new fire, the Bolt Creek Fire near Skykomish, is sending additional smoke to Seattle. Air quality is now Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups in most areas and Unhealthy for everyone in some areas. Español | 繁體中文 | 简体中文… [ Keep reading ]

Wildfire Smoke is Impacting Air Quality

Updated information is available for Saturday, September 10. Click here for the latest alert. Wildfire smoke is blowing into our region, causing air quality impacts. Air quality may be unhealthy for sensitive groups Friday and Saturday. Air quality is expected to improve Sunday or Monday. When air quality is unhealthy… [ Keep reading ]

Excessive Heat Warning: Cooling Centers Open, Heat Safety Information (Updated 7/29)

Last updated: July 29, 2022 11:00 AM The National Weather Service has extended an Excessive Heat Warning for Seattle through Sunday, 7/31. High temperatures in the low-to-mid 90s and low temperatures in the mid-to-high 60s will continue through the weekend, allowing for little overnight cooling. Extreme heat can cause illness… [ Keep reading ]

Winter Weather Update: Additional Snow Expected, Emergency Shelters Available

The National Weather Service expects an additional 1 to 3 inches of snow accumulation beginning late tonight and continuing into Thursday morning’s commute. The City of Seattle will face extremely cold temperatures and risk of icy conditions into the new year. With significant snow accumulation, the City of Seattle is urging residents and businesses: Avoid and… [ Keep reading ]

Dangerously Cold Weather in Seattle: Emergency Shelters and Safety Information (Updated 12/27)

With snowfall accumulation between 3” and 6” yesterday and freezing temperatures overnight, some city services have been impacted. The National Weather Service expects additional snow accumulation later in the week, and the City of Seattle will face extremely cold temperatures into the new year. The extreme cold temperatures will present… [ Keep reading ]

First major Fall storm system of the season moves into Seattle this weekend

Rain and gusty winds will move into Seattle on Friday, September 17 and remain in the area through the weekend, with the heaviest rain anticipated on Friday night. Rain and wind can lead to tree damage and power outages, and heavy rain can create hazardous driving conditions due to flooding and low… [ Keep reading ]

Excessive Heat Warning: Cooling Centers and Pools Open, Heat Safety Information (Updated 8/13)

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for Seattle due to forecasted high temperatures above 90 degrees. The warming trend will begin Wednesday and continue through Saturday. The City of Seattle is working together with our regional partners to prepare for these extreme temperatures including monitoring critical… [ Keep reading ]

AlertSeattle: Winter Storm Warning – February 12, 10:00 PM through February 13, 4:00 PM

A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for the Seattle area. Heavy snow and high winds are expected. Travel could be very difficult. Avoid travel if possible. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. City of Seattle Safety Information: https://www.seattle.gov/winterweather… [ Keep reading ]

Winter Weather Preparedness

December 21st was the official start of winter, and winter brings plenty of hazards, including rain, snow, wind, and landslides. Being prepared for winter hazards is important, especially as we all spend more time at home as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Winter Hazards The winter months bring us… [ Keep reading ]

Updated Wildfire Smoke and Air Quality Guidance – September 14, 2020

Alert Seattle: Wildfire smoke in the area continues to cause unhealthy air quality. Take steps to protect yourself from wildfire smoke: https://pscleanair.gov

OEM – Wildfire Smoke and Air Quality Guidance

Alert Seattle: Wildfire smoke in the area is causing unhealthy air quality. Take steps to protect yourself from wildfire smoke: https://pscleanair.gov/