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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?

‘Historic’ heatwave settling over Pacific Northwest
June 25, 2015

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

AgWeatherNetLogoPULLMAN, Wash. – The severe heatwave descending upon the Pacific Northwest this weekend is highly unusual because it’s occurring in June and also because it is the second heatwave to strike before the month is over, according to meteorologist Nic Loyd of Washington State University’s AgWeatherNet.