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Weathercatch: Surprise ‘thundersnow’ rumbles across the Palouse
November 20, 2017

Weathercatch Photo LogoBy Nic Loyd, WSU meteorologist, and Linda Weiford, WSU News

A rare weather phenomenon flashed and boomed over parts of the Palouse last Thursday night. Lightning and thunderclaps accompanied tumbling snowflakes in what meteorologists call a thundersnow.

Rare ‘thundersnow’ makes surprise, rumbling visit across the Palouse
November 20, 2017

Lightning and thunderclaps accompanied tumbling snowflakes last Thursday night over the Palouse in what meteorologists call a thundersnow. The Nov. 16 event moved through areas including Moscow and Pullman within a 10-minute time period. Though brief, it presented an enthralling, seldom-seen show.

Weathercatch: What punched holes in our clouds?
July 12, 2017

By Nic Loyd, WSU meteorologist, and Linda Weiford, WSU News

Weathercatch Photo LogoThe cloudscape threw us a curveball on June 20 when donut-shaped clouds wafted over the Inland Northwest.  The unusual display prompted citizen observers to snap photographs and the Spokane office of the National Weather Service to post an explanation with satellite images on social media.