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Miniature heat wave coming our way

By Linda Weiford, WSU News PULLMAN, Wash. – A rare, early-April warmup will bring Washington state its first dose of summer, with temperatures surging into the upper 70s and low 80s in the region east of the Cascade Range.

Here comes the season’s first big frost

By Linda Weiford, WSU News PULLMAN, Wash. – Many Washington residents will wake up to Jack Frost nipping at their lawns, gardens and windshields tomorrow morning as the first widescale frost of the season descends on both sides of the Cascade range.

Autumn off to warm start; more dryness expected

By Linda Weiford, WSU News PULLMAN, Wash. – As a record-breaking hot summer in the Pacific Northwest gives way to the first days of the autumnal equinox, it’s still T-shirt and sunglasses weather over much of the region. Stores may be festooned with Halloween decorations, but temperatures in Yakima, Pullman, Walla Walla and the Tri-Cities […]

‘Monster ridge’ is back, bringing hot weather to NW

By Linda Weiford, WSU News PULLMAN, Wash. – The calendar says it’s September but it’s about to feel like July as temperatures surge well into the 80s and 90s over much of the Pacific Northwest. By Saturday, many locations will be baking in heat that’s 10-plus degrees above average for this time of year, according […]