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[View the story "Photos: Pacific Northwest Storm" on Storify]Photos: Pacific Northwest StormA storm in the West whitened the Snoqualmie Pass.Storified by Accu Weather · Tue, Dec 18 2012 06:42:22Here in #Seattle I can see the snow level dropping on the Olympics, not just hear it on the weather report! http://twitpic.com/bmush9Annie WynnWhile some parts of the country wonder where the snow is, Old Man Winter has certainly found his way to the Northwest. A dangerous storm that slammed into the coast of Washington Monday morning battered the region.Blizzard, Rain and Wind Slam the NorthwestBlizzard, Rain and Wind Slam the Northwest While some parts of the country wonder where the snow is, Old Man Winter has certainly found h...Remember: If you see a downed power line assume that it's energized, stay clear and call 1-888-225-5773.Puget Sound EnergyAccuweatherWinds were strong enough to knock power out in Seattle. 50-mph wind gusts were reported, as well as six inches of snow, near Silver Lake, Ore. Wind knocked down a tree onto homes in Spokane, Wa.Puge Sound Energy @psetalk says 5,300 customers w/o power still, primarily in South King County. Most back by tonight http://mynw.me/SGK8SoKIRO Radio 97.3 FMPower still seems to be out in a lot of South Seattle and Tukwila areas. News choppers are flying around in gusty winds. Fun day.John PyperPower just went out in South Seattle at least between Rainier Ave S and up Beacon Hill at Othello @SEACityLightSaraThe mountains received a good amount of snow, with a foot in Alpine Meadows, Ca. and Boundary, Ind. Ten inches of snow fell during the storm in Stevens, Wa. and Bonner, Ind. Eighteen inches of snow fell in Fremont, Ind.Heavy snow and strong wind gusts make for slow travel over Snoqualmie Pass. Please know before you go. http://pic.twitter.com/ZDGucPewI-90 Snoqualmie Pass. @KIRO7Seattle live truck stuck in side street snow @SnoqualmiePass I-90 is bare and wet but side streets are DEEP http://pic.twitter.com/ApnzLqddAMY CLANCYWSDOT - Snoqualmie Pass Road and Weather ConditionsWebcams The Summit at SnoqualmieI just stocked up on provisions, ready for #wasnow after the #wawind.Mitch SputeIt's going to be an ugly weather day! Drive slow and bring some extra patience with you. #wasnow #slow4snowTrooper WrightThis is how we do it. Trucks plow in tandem to clear I-90. Traction tires advised; raining. http://pic.twitter.com/iv1R5vJmI-90 Snoqualmie PassImgurReally makes me thankful that I got to Seattle safely with weather conditions like this. That prayer was much needed. http://pic.twitter.com/OUOk5BIGMichelle Okocha
Storified by Accu Weather · Tue, Dec 18 2012 06:42:22
After months of below-normal rainfall, Santiago, Chile, could finally be looking at some beneficial rain for the middle of next week.
The tropics may become active this weekend and into early next week.
The Northwest is dealing with yet another record-challenging heat wave to close out July. While relief will come next week, this heat wave will not be the last of the summer.
Life-threatening heavy rainfall will continue to focus on northeastern India, Bangladesh and western Myanmar into Monday before a drier weather pattern sets in.
Heat and humidity remained in control over the much of the country during the last week of July.
The air felt like an exceptional 163 F in Bandar Mahshahr, Iran, on Friday and similar or worse conditions will follow.
Mansfield, OH (1992)
13.23" of rain in July -- wettest month
Moline, IL (1992)
11.40" of rain -- wettest July on record.
La Crosse, WI (1992)
August temperature only 68.0 degrees for month;
coolest since July 1891.