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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.

Unseasonable greetings for Washington state’s vineyards
December 21, 2016

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

PROSSER, Wash. – Washington’s wine industry let out a collective sigh of relief this week as a stiff shot of cold weather gave way to much milder temperatures – just in time for the winter solstice.

Rock Doc: Seas on Titan and your heating bill
December 23, 2014

By E. Kirsten Peters, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

peters-e-k-2010-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Like most regions of the country, the area where I live suffered through colder than average temperatures in mid-November. If you pay your heating bill month by month, you are now facing the sticker shock that results from those bitter times. Happy holidays.

Pets, livestock require special care in cold weather
December 4, 2013

pet-health-220PULLMAN, Wash. – Unseasonably cold weather is forecast for eastern Washington into next week, with highs below freezing and lows in the single digits. Keep pets and outdoor animals safe with these tips from the veterinary college at Washington State University: