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More wacko winter weather – and why
January 25, 2017

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

SPOKANE, Wash. – If you’re feeling weather beaten or weather whiplashed, you are not alone. In a span of a month and a half, the Inland Northwest experienced:

La Nada: ‘Anything goes’ winter in store
September 29, 2016

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

weathercatch(2) (2)SPOKANE, Wash. – When the calendar flipped over to fall a week ago, we found ourselves bracing against strong breezes, gloomy skies and cooler than normal temperatures. Three days later, the winds stilled, a warm sun emerged and it felt like summer.

El Niño declining; cool sister may take its place
April 21, 2016

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

weathercatch(2) (2)SPOKANE, Wash. – One of the strongest El Niños on record is waning. Now the big question is whether La Niña is on the way.