western washington

Thousands Without Power in Pacific Northwest Thunderstorms
SEATTLE (AP) — A series of thunderstorms rolling through Western Washington downed trees and power lines, but no serious injuries were reported.
About 40,000 Puget Sound Energy customers remained without power after 9 p.m. Thursday after the National Weather Service had issued severe thundersto…
DNR Eases Burn Ban, Permits Western Washington Campfires
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — State officials have eased a burn ban in western Washington, allowing campfires in certain settings starting Friday.
The Washington State Department of Natural Resources said in a news release that recent rains and cooler temperatures across western Washington prompted the…
Gypsy Moth Spraying Done, State to Set Traps This Summer
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — State agricultural officials have finished spraying parts of Western Washington to kill leaf-eating gypsy moths. Now, they plan to set out thousands of traps this summer to see whether those treatments worked.
The Department of Agriculture on Tuesday completed the last of …
Heavy Rains Diminish Drought in Western Washington
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Heavy rains have diminished drought conditions in most of Western Washington but much of Eastern Washington remains in "extreme drought."
The latest report from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows the area west of the Cascade Mountains is nearly drought-free...
Winter Storm Expected to Bring More Heavy Snowfall Tonight
SEATTLE (AP) — The latest storm moving across Washington will leave up to 2 feet of new snow in the Cascades by tomorrow morning. Forecasters say the lowland snow showers in parts of Western Washington this morning will turn to rain with high winds on the coast and northwest interior until eve…