I am beyond grateful for my 21 years @komonews I have decided to not seek a new contract. My last day is Friday. I have been lucky to work alongside the best at KOMO and in the Seattle Sports Media. A new adventure awaits in Seattle. But first, some time on the water. Cheers!
Ex-Seahawk Richard Sherman was arrested this morning after allegedly crashing his car then trying to break into the home of a family member in Redmond, according to police reports and the Washington State Patrol.
On Saturday morning, @ShannonODKOMO texted me to make sure I had AC because “this heat will bring the baby.” Boy oh boy was she right.
River Christopher was born shortly after that text. We’re all settling in nicely. Big sisters Riley & Belle (woof) are thrilled 💙O
A marine push on the west coast is my favorite kind of "severe weather." Case in point: the north Washington coast at peak heat this afternoon, vs. the same spot when the marine layer kicked in, enveloping the beaches like cold lava. SO powerful. It's a sight to behold. #WAwx
Well, that escalated quickly...
#SeaTacAP went up to 108° just after 6PM. If you are keeping score at home, today's record high, record June high & All-Time record high at Sea-Tac Airport is now 108°.
We now return to our regularly scheduled program...
Not only were these June 26-28th, 2021 readings the hottest of all time, the fact that our 100-degree days were *consecutive* made them more significant, stressful and impactful to a region used to a mild, temperate climate. #NWHeatwave#WAwx#climatechange
Also, we've reached 107°F here at NWS Seattle, setting a new all-time maximum temperature for the station. Records only date back in 1986, but this breaks the previous record of 105 degrees set on July 29, 2009 #wawx
"I'd venture to say that this massive heat dome is essentially equal and opposite to a category 4-5 hurricane. It is that unusual, it is that extraordinary, and unfortunately, it could prove to be that dangerous."
More on our unprecedented #NWHeatwave: komonews.com/weather
Effective 8 a.m. today until further notice, the Pierce County Fire Marshal has declared a county-wide burn ban for Unincorporated Pierce County. This ban is due to current and predicted dry weather conditions. bit.ly/3qxu1Jp
This AM, Fife Police officers responded to a report of motor vehicle theft in progress
They located the vehicle and pursued it
At 6:17am, they radioed “shots fired”
Officers not injured; suspect is deceased
Pierce Co Force Investigation Team responding, PCSD Sgt Moss is PIO
It's a sobering statistic, heat kills more people (on average) than any other weather-related hazard. 🌡️
Heat waves are especially more fatal when they last more than 2 consecutive days. Impending PNW heat wave will last 5 days...today through Tuesday.cdc.gov/disasters/extr…56
An important reminder for pet owners as we reach record-breaking temps! Just like the inside of your car, asphalt is much hotter than the outside temperature. Get those walks in early or later in the evening🐶@kxly4newsstwitter.com/NWSSpokane/sta…zK
JUST IN: Mayor of Miami-Dade County just gave tragic, updated details at a news briefing on the condo collapse in Surfside, Florida | bit.ly/35OKPlC on @KATUNews
⚠️ At least 4 confirmed dead
⚠️ 120 people accounted for
⚠️ 159 with whereabouts unknown