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Weathercatch: Spring heat spell, then a cool-down, now warming again
May 1, 2018

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

After having only 11 days of sunshine since Jan. 1, last week looked — and felt — as though a giant lid was yanked off overhead.

In a spring marked by clouds and drizzle, everything changed on April 23. Ample sunny skies appeared over the Inland Northwest and stayed for five consecutive days. It was a first for 2018, which, until last week, had been shadowed by cloudy and partly cloudy skies.

A nice spring warmup accommodated the run of sunshine. High temperatures lingered in the 70s, topping out at an impressive 84 degrees in … » More …