Hot Stuff

What Does a Seattle Summer Really Look Like?

Our city’s getting warmer and drier. But cloudy June days? Still very much a thing.

05/29/2019 By Jaime Archer

Fake Freeze

Is It Time for Seattle to Embrace Air Conditioning?

How newcomers and new construction are changing our city's AC landscape.

05/29/2019 By Darren Davis

COVER STORY

78 Ways to Make the Most of a Seattle Summer

Our season is short, but it’s full of promise. Here’s how to maximize the sunny spell.

05/29/2019 Edited by Allison Williams

Shade Index

7 Signs It's Spring in Seattle

Witness our native fauna as they emerge from winter.

02/26/2019 By Mac Hubbard

Hard Winter

Seattle's Snowstorm Really Messed with Small Businesses

Three local business owners weigh in on the “brutal” side effects of our winter wonderland.

02/13/2019 By Stefan Milne

Snow Days

7 Ways to Survive a Seattle Winter

A brief guide to school cancellations, bad weather driving, and cozy indoor escapes.

12/18/2018 By Allison Williams

Slush Advisory

How to Build a Seattle Snowman

Constructing a classic sculpture in this town is not child’s play.

12/18/2018 By Allison Williams

Shade Index

An Inch-By-Inch Guide to Snow in Seattle

Your rain shell won’t save you now.

12/18/2018 By Mac Hubbard

Editor's Note

Seattle’s Sense of Snow

The city’s reaction to snowfall is comical, until it isn’t.

12/18/2018 By James Ross Gardner

Explainer

How Seattle Grapples with Snow

Our climate may not be prone to blizzards, but mere inches of the white stuff can paralyze Seattle. Here’s what the city does to keep up.

11/20/2018 By Jaime Archer

I'm New Here

Seattle Weather 101

Guess what? We don't actually get that much rain.

08/20/2015 By David Laskin

Back Fence

Seattle Buzzkill

Six things Seattleites should stop talking about.

03/01/2014 By Kathryn Robinson