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Pink snow mold destruction discovered in area wheat fields
March 28, 2017

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

PULLMAN, Wash. – Damage caused by snow mold in some eastern Washington wheat fields has surprised a Washington State University plant expert who has studied the fungus for nearly four decades.

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.

Photos capture first snow at WSU Pullman
December 6, 2016

PULLMAN, Wash. – Photos of the first significant snowfall of the season were taken Tuesday morning at Washington State University Pullman by Dean Hare, WSU Photo Services.

Living snow fence thrives, surprises in drylands
December 21, 2015

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

Capturing-snow-webDAVENPORT, Wash. – Along a blustery rural highway, foresters from Washington State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are proving that living snow fences – windbreaks made of live trees – can protect Northwest roads and farms from winter’s fury.

Photos: Snow frosts WSU; more on the way
December 17, 2015

PULLMAN, Wash. – Snow brought beauty and slow, treacherous travel to Washington State University Wednesday. More snow and freezing rain are forecast for the Pullman area from noon Thursday through Friday night, according to the National Weather Service in Spokane, Wash.

Our chance of a white Christmas – On Dasher!
December 16, 2015

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

weathercatch(2) (2)SPOKANE, Wash. – Dreaming of a white Christmas? With only a week to go, whether the Inland Northwest still will have snow on the ground is literally up in the air.

Ask Dr. Universe: How does snow form?
December 8, 2015

Dr-Universe-230PULLMAN, Wash. – It just so happens that when I looked out the window, everything was covered in glittering snow. I watched it fall from the sky and wondered how exactly it formed, too.

Green highway snow and ice control cuts the chemicals
November 19, 2014

By Rebecca Phillips, University Communications

XianmingShi-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Ice-free pavement. “Smart snowplows.” Vegetable juice ice-melt. Cold-climate researchers at Washington State University are clearing the road with green alternatives to the salt, sand and chemicals typically used for highway snow and ice control.