Text and photos by Linda Weiford, WSU News PULLMAN, Wash. – Giant ice cubes and fruit-flavored ice pops helped grizzly bears beat the heat yesterday at Washington State University’s Bear Research Education and Conservation Center as the mercury topped 104 degrees.
By Linda Weiford, WSU News PULLMAN, 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.
PROSSER, Wash. – Spring 2015 was the state’s warmest recorded spring since the early 1990s. The low temperatures were particularly warm in the unsettled and somewhat humid conditions of late spring. South central Washington was wetter than western areas in May – a significant departure from normal conditions.
By E. Kirsten Peters, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences PULLMAN, 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 […]
By Rachel Webber, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences PROSSER, Wash. – It’s official. This summer’s heat set a record. And it followed the warmest spring in 20 years, which made the 2014 growing season an unusually prolonged period of anomalous warmth.
PULLMAN, Wash. – Wildfire smoke and heat are combining to make it unhealthy to be outdoors and, in particular, to exercise outdoors, according to Washington State University Environmental Health & Safety.