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Why it was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad winter
April 5, 2017

car buried in snow

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

What did the tree say after a long winter? What a re-leaf …

SPOKANE, Wash. – Never mind that March was among the wettest on record for the Inland Northwest. Our miserable winter is what still stands out. Just talking about it elicits grimaces and head shakes.

State of emergency flooding – a perfect storm
March 22, 2017

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

SPOKANE, Wash. – As a warm sun hung over the Inland Northwest one day last week, it felt as though a giant lid had been yanked off the region. After a seemingly constant onslaught of rainy or drizzly days, the sky was blue, the temperature climbed to 60 degrees and we truly had a reason to enjoy being outside.

Flash of spring couldn’t undo January’s bitter cold
February 9, 2017

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

SPOKANE, Wash. – Remember the stint of unseasonably warm weather that triggered the Big Melt in mid-January? It wasn’t enough to offset the month’s brutal cold that encased the Inland Northwest.

Frigid temperatures, snow drifts more like the Midwest
January 11, 2017

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

SPOKANE, Wash. – If there’s one thing this winter has demonstrated, it’s that the weather can still turn very cold and snowy in our region.

Arctic wind, snow drifts make rare appearance
January 3, 2017

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

Snow-covered-carPULLMAN, Wash. – The frigid temperatures, blowing and drifting snow responsible for school delays and road closures in the eastern half of Washington state “is like something you’d see in the Dakotas – not here,” said meteorologist Nic Loyd of Washington State University’s AgWeatherNet.

Thankful for our weather – here’s why
November 22, 2016

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

weathercatch-photo-logoSPOKANE, Wash. – Bad weather is hitting parts of the country as millions of people are driving or flying during the Thanksgiving holiday.

‘Unsettled’ weather – blah but not bad
November 9, 2016

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

weathercatch-photo-logoSPOKANE, Wash. – In January 1935, a New York Times story about aviator Amelia Earhart carried the headline “Unsettled weather on the Coast.” According to the article, Earhart was completing a solo flight from Hawaii when her small plane hit turbulence along the California coast, delaying the much-anticipated landing by an hour or two.

Unruly Halloween weather, present and past
October 26, 2016

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

weathercatch(2) (2)SPOKANE, Wash. – Last Halloween, whether you ventured outside to attend a party or your little ones trick-or-treated house to house, you may remember superhero capes flapping in the wind and Harry Potter robes pelted by rain.

The calendar’s most fickle month – October
October 12, 2016

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

weathercatch(2) (2)SPOKANE, Wash. – Remember the first two days of October? Brilliantly sunny and warm with fiery-colored leaves on trees. Suddenly a switch got flipped, bringing episodes of rain and a chilly wind that sent leaves skittering to the ground like an angry spirit.