Lite Brite

How to See the Northern Lights Near Seattle

Check the space forecast for northern lights alerts, there might be an aurora show coming to Western Washington. Plus: Where to view the lights.

08/18/2022 By Allison Williams

Heat Index

Is This Seattle’s Hottest Summer Ever?

Another blast of potentially record-breaking heat, and an accompanying NWS heat advisory, raises the question—and the chance of fires.

08/17/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Sunny Days

What's the Best Sunscreen to Get for Seattle Weather?

Virginia Mason dermatologist Dr. Natalie Moriarty explains why we need sunscreen every day, the best sunscreen for babies, what SPF to get, and more.

07/28/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

PSA

How to Keep Cool During a Seattle Heat Wave

It's no Heat Dome, but this week's weather forecast in Washington state is worth taking note. Here's everything from air-conditioned spots to tips on cooling down your home.

07/26/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

Cool Data

How Many Households in Washington State Have Air Conditioning?

A new nationwide survey gives us the best clue yet about the number of central AC and window units in the state.

07/07/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Feature

Under the Heat Dome

In June 2021, an unprecedented heat wave suffocated the Pacific Northwest. How did those three sweltering days unfold for those on the front lines?

06/27/2022 By Seattle Met Staff Illustrations by Matthew Billington

WEATHER, MAN

Please, Don't Let This Be Juneuary

After a particularly gloomy spring, Seattle's notoriously cold and cloudy June weather is just too much for us in 2022.

06/08/2022 By Zoe Sayler

Dismal Doppler

Seattle Can Officially Complain about This Gloomy Spring Weather

The local meteorological authorities say we haven't had a Seattle spring this cold and rainy in a decade.

05/17/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Sky Light

How to Watch This Weekend’s Supermoon Lunar Eclipse

Mercury is in retrograde and a blood moon is rising this Sunday—if only the clouds will get out of the way. Skies East of the Cascades will be clearest.

05/13/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

PUDDLE PIECE

Fashion-Meets-Function Raincoats for Seattle's Eternal Wet Season

A fashionable Rainkiss poncho, a seam-sealed Filson raincoat, a Stutterheim classic, and more cute waterproof jackets.

05/03/2022 By Zoe Sayler

PUDDLE JUMPERS

The Best Kids' Rain Gear, According to Seattle Area Parents

How to dress kids for Seattle's notoriously rainy weather, from the best boots for toddlers to waterproof full-body suits.

03/22/2022 By Zoe Sayler

Obsession

Why Is Seattle So Obsessed with Sunset Time?

Googling "when does the sun set in Seattle today"? You're not alone.

03/01/2022 By Zoe Sayler

Lite Brite

The Northern Lights May Come Out This Weekend

Learn how to tell if the aurora borealis are coming to western Washington—and how to best spot them.

10/29/2021 By Allison Williams

Hot Dog

Animal Cooling Shelter Opens in Bellevue

Dogs, cats, and even rabbits get a cool reprieve at a free shelter, but owners should RSVP in advance.

08/12/2021 By Allison Williams

Rain Withdrawal

A Week-by-Week Guide to a Seattle Drought

Too much sun and days without rain, and Seattleites are basically Edward Cullen.

08/05/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

PSA

Where to Beat the Record-Breaking Heat in Seattle Today

Or at least cool off for a hot minute.

06/28/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

HEY, COOL DOG

The Good Dogs of Seattle's Weekend Snowstorm

Don't go chasing snowballs.

02/16/2021 By Zoe Sayler

Storm Tracking

How Much Snow Are We Going to Get This Weekend?

Flurries on Thursday were likely just a prelude.

02/12/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

First Person, Last Word

The Art of Living in the Rain

How my East Coast family learned to love this soggy city through my eyes.

10/20/2020 By Alex Pemoulié

QUOTE UNQUOTE

Steve Pool's Forecast: Nothing But Blue Skies

"People only hear what they want to hear. 'It's gonna snow?!'"

02/25/2020 By Allison Williams