WeatherWatcher: New Weather Station, Taste of Fall Weather

Sunday, September 9, 2018

I'd like to announce an addition to my weather website. By popular request I have found a way to get a weather station set up in the Richmond Beach neighborhood of Shoreline. The new station has been in beta testing since the last week of July 2018. It is performing very well, particularly with wind speed and direction and I hope to use this station as our official peak wind gust site.

Many readers have often asked how different the weather is near the Puget Sound compared to areas away from the Puget Sound. Summertime days seem to show the clearest difference, especially on days reaching the upper 80's or into the 90's. Temperatures near the water appear to be a little cooler, sometimes by up to 5-7°F. This winter could likely reveal other differences as well.

I've updated my website to show the two weather stations side by side for an easy comparison. Both stations are also live on Weather Underground's personal weather station website.  I have also added a live feed to the website to show current watches, warnings and advisories issued by the National Weather Service in Seattle. It should display any warnings, watches or advisories that are in effect for Shoreline and Lake Forest Park. Links have moved to the main webpage and are no longer on a separate links page.

Forecast: We have a period of very fall-like weather ahead for the next week and beyond. The weather pattern has changed in a way where we are seeing Pacific frontal systems move through the region now. That means much needed rainfall is expected, and has occurred which should help knock down our wildfires.

Monday-Friday: Temperatures expected to reach the upper 60's to near 70 each day, with lows in the low to mid 50's at night. Monday we are expecting showers and mostly cloudy skies. Tuesday and Tuesday evening there is a slight chance of some thunderstorms as more unstable air moves through the area. A chance of showers stays with us through Friday afternoon. Total rain fall amounts this week could be between 0.15 inches up to a half inch or more.

Next weekend: Skies start clearing up a little with sunshine and temperatures near or a little above the 70°F mark.

This month's temperature is hovering near normal. We had some warm days on the 4th and 5th. Below is the high and low temperature graph:

For current weather conditions visit my re-modeled website at


Anonymous,  September 10, 2018 at 6:11 AM  

You'll find that the snow levels are dramatically different as you move down the hill toward Richmond Beach.

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