WHITE CENTER WEATHER: Icy bog

December 1st, 2019 Tracy Posted in Weather, White Center news No Comments »

Thanks to Gill for the photo – the White Center Bog iced over as temps dipped below freezing over the weekend. Now that clouds have moved in, it’s warming up … a little.

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Fall colors in White Center

October 4th, 2019 Tracy Posted in Weather, White Center news 1 Comment »

The new season’s finally showing its colors in White Center. Thanks to Gill Loring for the photos!

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AFTER THE SNOW: Highline Public Schools back today

February 14th, 2019 Tracy Posted in Highline School District, Snow, Weather, White Center news Comments Off on AFTER THE SNOW: Highline Public Schools back today

School reopens today! The announcement from Highline Public Schools:

Due to weather and road conditions, all schools are on a two-hour delay on Thursday, February 14. Buses will stop at their alternate bus stops–two hours later than normal.

There will be no breakfast, no morning or afternoon classes for preschool and ECEAP, and no morning classes for PSSC. Afternoon classes for PSSC will be on time. All before school programs are canceled, including clubs, activities and in-school daycare. No transportation will be provided to schools outside of our district.

Find the alternate stops by going here.

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WHITE CENTER SNOW: Highline Public Schools closed Wednesday

February 12th, 2019 Tracy Posted in Schools, Snow, Weather, White Center news Comments Off on WHITE CENTER SNOW: Highline Public Schools closed Wednesday

The snow’s stopped falling but not gone yet so Highline Public Schools are closed tomorrow:

All schools are closed on Wednesday, February 13. Many roads in the north end of the district are still impassable, and buses are not able to access bus stops–even the alternate stops.

No transportation will be provided to schools outside of our district. All scheduled activities, athletic events and public meetings are canceled.

District administrative offices are open.

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WHITE CENTER SNOW: Tuesday school closures

February 11th, 2019 Tracy Posted in Schools, Snow, Weather, White Center news Comments Off on WHITE CENTER SNOW: Tuesday school closures

Closed for Tuesday, February 12th:

Highline Public Schools
Holy Family Bilingual School
West Seattle Montessori

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WHITE CENTER SNOW: Highline Public Schools closed Monday

February 10th, 2019 Tracy Posted in Highline School District, Weather, White Center news Comments Off on WHITE CENTER SNOW: Highline Public Schools closed Monday

No waiting until the early-early-morning hours this time – as the next wave of snow arrives, Highline Public Schools has just joined the list of local districts that have already announced they’ll be closed tomorrow.

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WHITE CENTER SNOW: More expected

February 10th, 2019 Tracy Posted in Snow, Weather, White Center news Comments Off on WHITE CENTER SNOW: More expected

Enough snow for you? No? Gill Loring shared the photos of what’s already fallen, as more heads this way.

The current National Weather Service alert is a Winter Storm Watch taking effect Sunday aftternoon.

Could be a few more inches!

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WHITE CENTER SNOW: Saturday notes

February 9th, 2019 Tracy Posted in Snow, Weather, White Center news Comments Off on WHITE CENTER SNOW: Saturday notes

Hope you are staying safe and warm! The bulk of our snowstorm coverage is on our partner site West Seattle Blog but we’ll post White Center notes here as we get them. First one, from our business-info list:

WHITE CENTER BARTELL DRUGS: Closing at noon Saturday

Anything to add for WC/North Highline, let us know text or voice at 206-293-6302, our 24/7 hotline for both websites.

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THURSDAY: Highline Public Schools’ plan

February 6th, 2019 Tracy Posted in Highline School District, Schools, Weather, White Center news Comments Off on THURSDAY: Highline Public Schools’ plan

As announced tonight:

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WEDNESDAY: Highline Public Schools to start late

February 5th, 2019 Tracy Posted in Schools, Weather, White Center news Comments Off on WEDNESDAY: Highline Public Schools to start late

Here’s the Wednesday plan from Highline Public Schools:

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WHITE CENTER SNOW: Changes for Tuesday

February 4th, 2019 Tracy Posted in Schools, Weather, White Center news Comments Off on WHITE CENTER SNOW: Changes for Tuesday

The snow has stopped but overnight temperatures are expected to drop into the low 20s, meaning an icy morning, so Highline Public Schools are tentatively planning to open 2 hours late on Tuesday.

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WHITE CENTER NOW: Changes for Monday, including CLOSURE for Highline Public Schools

February 3rd, 2019 Tracy Posted in Schools, Snow, Weather, White Center news Comments Off on WHITE CENTER NOW: Changes for Monday, including CLOSURE for Highline Public Schools

5:17 AM: Update – Highline Public Schools are now CLOSED for today:

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WEATHER ALERT: High Wind Warning now in effect

January 5th, 2019 Tracy Posted in Weather, White Center news Comments Off on WEATHER ALERT: High Wind Warning now in effect

As of minutes ago, the National Weather Service’s High Wind Warning for our area is in effect – until 10 am Sunday. In the early morning hours, the NWS says, gusts could be as high as 60 mph. We’ll be tracking the storm as it passes through – if your power goes out or other types of storm damage (downed trees, etc) hit, once you’ve contacted authorities, please let us know too – our 24/7 text/voice hotline is 206-293-6302.

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STORM ARRIVES: 4,300+ customers lose power

December 20th, 2018 Tracy Posted in Utilities, Weather, White Center news Comments Off on STORM ARRIVES: 4,300+ customers lose power

12:21 PM: The wind’s here and so is the first major power outage in our area – screengrab above is from the Seattle City Light outage map. The High Wind Warning remains in effect until 7 pm.

3:34 PM: This outage is down to 1,700+ customers. And the weather is “settling down,” as the National Weather Service puts it.

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White Center weather: High Wind Warning for Thursday

December 19th, 2018 Tracy Posted in Weather, White Center news 1 Comment »

Remember the windstorm that cut power to thousands in our area last Friday? Tomorrow we might see even-stronger winds. The National Weather Service has a High Wind Warning in effect for 7 am to 7 pm Thursday. Charge everything!

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SNOW AFTERMATH: School changes for Thursday

February 22nd, 2018 Tracy Posted in Schools, Weather, White Center news Comments Off on SNOW AFTERMATH: School changes for Thursday

(UPDATED 6:25 AM)

The snow has stopped, but what’s on the ground has stayed. School changes:

From Highline Public Schools:

Holy Family Bilingual School – 1 hour late. BASS available at 8, school starts at 9

Anything else we should know? Text or call our 24/7 hotline – 206-293-6302 – thanks!

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WHITE CENTER WEATHER: Snow right now, and probably more later this week

February 20th, 2018 Tracy Posted in Weather, White Center news Comments Off on WHITE CENTER WEATHER: Snow right now, and probably more later this week

Been seeing some snow? The National Weather Service has sent out an alert about it – a “short-term forecast” alert:

… A very light dusting of snow on grassy or cold surfaces may occur, especially along the west side of Puget Sound from Bremerton to Hood Canal, south of Tacoma in Pierce county, and hilltops around the Seattle metro area. Most spots will just have passing flurries with no accumulation.

Even if this doesn’t amount to much, the longer-term forecast says we’re likely to see more, with multiple chances tomorrow through Saturday.

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WHITE CENTER SNOW: Christmas scenes

December 25th, 2017 Tracy Posted in Weather, White Center news Comments Off on WHITE CENTER SNOW: Christmas scenes

The snow will soon be just a Christmas memory – so thanks to Gill for sharing photos.

2 1/2 inches of snow at Gill’s place. That was also the official White Center total on this National Weather Service list. The NWS says we might see a little more light snow Tuesday night.

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WHITE CENTER SNOW: Christmas Eve notes

December 24th, 2017 Tracy Posted in Transportation, Weather, White Center news Comments Off on WHITE CENTER SNOW: Christmas Eve notes

Though it hasn’t been a blizzard, the snow has been steady since mid-afternoon. So a few notes: Metro is on snow routes for its south and southwest areas – that includes White Center, the rest of the unincorporated area, and points south. If you need to ride a bus, check for more details here. … The National Weather Service’s advisory for “winter weather” runs through 10 am Christmas Day, and after that, it’s supposed to warm up, with rain entering the mix.

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WHITE CENTER WEATHER: Wednesday night power outage

October 18th, 2017 Tracy Posted in Utilities, Weather, White Center news 2 Comments »

6:18 PM: More than 3,800 homes and businesses are without electricity as a result of the storm – starting in southeast White Center and vicinity, as shown on the map above, and heading south into Top Hat and part of Burien. Any other storm effects in WC/North Highline? Let us know, text/voice 206-293-6302.

7:21 PM: Most have their power back, according to the City Light outage map – which has only about 200 customers still out of electricity.

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