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New device could turn heat energy into a viable fuel source
August 30, 2017

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts and Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – A new device being developed by Washington State University physicist Yi Gu could one day turn the heat generated by a wide array of electronics into a usable fuel source.

Protect your pet’s feet from heat, burns
July 6, 2017

120 degree pavement temperatureBy Charlie Powell, WSU College of Veterinary Medicine

PULLMAN, Wash. – Temperatures nearing or surpassing the century mark in the Inland Northwest this week prompts the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine to issue a hot pavement advisory for pets.

Ask Dr. Universe: What color are our stars?
November 29, 2016

dr-universe-logoVANCOUVER, Wash. – Just the other night, I grabbed my binoculars and looked up to the starry sky. At first the stars looked white, but when I looked closer I noticed some appeared more blue and red.

Summer to be hot, but not as hot as last year
June 8, 2016

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

weathercatch(2) (2)SPOKANE, Wash. – There’s a saying around the Pacific Northwest that summer doesn’t really start until after the Fourth of July.

Miniature heat wave coming our way
April 6, 2016

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

Hot-SunPULLMAN, Wash. – A rare, early-April warmup will bring Washington state its first dose of summer, with temperatures surging into the upper 70s and low 80s in the region east of the Cascade Range.

Warmest year on record for Washington state
January 12, 2016

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

Hottest-MAPPULLMAN, Wash. – Last year was “by far” the Evergreen state’s warmest ever recorded, according to meteorologist Nic Loyd of Washington State University.

‘Monster ridge’ is back, bringing hot weather to NW
September 10, 2015

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

Nic-Loyd-80PULLMAN, Wash. – The calendar says it’s September but it’s about to feel like July as temperatures surge well into the 80s and 90s over much of the Pacific Northwest. By Saturday, many locations will be baking in heat that’s 10-plus degrees above average for this time of year, according to meteorologist Nic Loyd of Washington State University’s AgWeatherNet.

The hottest place in Washington state was …
September 3, 2015

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

agweathernet-logo-250PROSSER, Wash. – As Washington state emerges from its most blistering summer on record, the state’s hottest place was, ironically, an area known for giant irrigation sprinklers and well-tended orchards and vineyards. With the mercury hovering above 100 degrees for 22 days, including a scorching 113 in June, the Tri-Cities area earned the gold star.

‘Unusually tough summer’ teaches 4-H kids hard lesson
August 25, 2015

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

Oreo-80PROSSER, Wash. – As the county fair season winds down across Washington state, many 4-H kids have discovered that Mother Nature has a cruel side. Record-breaking heat dampened the youths’ prospects of bringing home prize ribbons and cash for their farm animals.