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Rich Marriott

Seattle, WA
Meteorologist — KING-TV (Seattle, WA)
As seen in: KING-TV (Seattle, WA)

KING5-TV AM Meteorologist; Mountain Lover; Forecasting for Washington since 1975;Co-founder of NW Avalanche Center; Permanent Secretary

Anvil cloud spotted over Washington, British Columbia — You may have spotted it over the mountains near Vancouver, B.C. or the Bellingham area - a strange looking cloud with a flat top that resembles a giant anvil. The technical name for this type of cloud is cumulonimbus incus, also referred to as an anvil cloud.

Perseid meteor shower to peak Friday morning — Skywatchers are always excited for August. Stargazing is at its best with warm and generally clear nights - and it's the time for the Perseid meteor shower, considered the most consistent performer of all of the annual showers. Normally without any meteor showers we see 5-10 meteors per hour in areas with a dark sky (though this varies a bit by season).

Rich Marriott recounts his experience at Mount St. Helens — When the first earthquakes occurred on Mount St. Helens on March 16, 1980, I was working as a meteorologist for the U.S. Forest Service at the Northwest Avalanche Center. Those earthquakes also triggered widespread large avalanche on the mountain in the late winter snowpack.

Seattle Area Forecast — Cooler air for Monday OVERNIGHT: Areas of smoke clearing. Mostly clear skies except along the coast and in the southwest interior where skies will become mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40's to upper 50's. MONDAY: Puget Sound Forecast: Mostly sunny skies with areas of morning clouds along shorelines.

KING 5 Special: The Solar Threat — The sun is a source of heat and life here on Earth, but did you know there are storms on the sun's surface, including giant flares and explosions, that can send a shower of charged particles toward our planet?

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Photos: Wild weather in Western Washington — We experienced some unusual and varying weather here in Western Washington this Sunday. It was sunny in some areas, hailing in others. We asked you to share your photos of the wild weather, and you delivered! Local News Video

MetLife Stadium Weather

Oct 28, 2016

Showers around this AM-should be gone by midday and we should have some sun. Showers are back Sat. More @430!

Oct 27, 2016

Wet on the NW coast but only a few showers for the interior. Showers will increase a bit tonight. Dry Fri afternoon!

Oct 27, 2016

Looking better for Trick or Treating. Only a couple of showers around-probably dry for most places! And mild! ~Rich

Oct 27, 2016

Yesterday's dousing has brought us to within 0.07" of breaking the all time record for October rainfall @seatac.

Oct 27, 2016

Much drier today, but still a few showers-mixed with sunbreaks this PM. Should have a sunny and dry PM tomorrow.

Oct 27, 2016

Drying out after yesterday's soaking. Off and on showers today. Maybe a few sunbreaks. Drier Friday! More @430!

Oct 26, 2016

Rainfall amounts since midnight are mounting up. It is a WET day! But it should let up in Seattle mid afternoon!

Oct 26, 2016

Closing in on the wettest October on record. Thru midnight last night 7.67"-only 1.30" away from breaking the record

Oct 26, 2016

Rain almost to Bellingham. It will be there shortly! Then just wet until about mid afternoon-then showers&clearing!

Oct 26, 2016

Rain heavy at times today changing to showers with clearing mid to late afternoon in Puget Sound. Breezy later.

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