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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.

Temperature seesaw ride wrapping up
June 22, 2017

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

Weathercatch Photo LogoWe just slipped past the year’s longest day and highest sun. Ever wonder why the summer solstice isn’t the warmest day of the year?

Intense pollen levels and wind seeding misery, irritation
June 14, 2017

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

PULLMAN, Wash. – An unfortunate overlap in tree and grass pollination combined with brisk winds is posing challenges for people whether they’re allergic or not. The proof is before their eyes — and in them.

6 inches of Mount St. Helens ash fell on Lind, Wash. — why?
May 15, 2017

Welcome to LindBy Linda Weiford, WSU News

LIND, Wash. – The day Mount St. Helens erupted, Gladie Nagamitsu vividly remembers when noon turned to midnight and the sky started raining down on the tiny farming town of Lind, Wash., where she lives.