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Big thaw triggers unusual wintertime alert

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

weathercatch(2) (2)SPOKANE, Wash. – Most of us are familiar with the hazardous weather alerts given by the National Weather Service, ranging from winter storm warnings and flood advisories to severe thunderstorm watches. » More …

Spring photo gallery; snowpack dangerously low

Photos by Robert Hubner and Shelly Hanks, WSU Photo Services





PULLMAN – Unusually early springlike weather draws students across the Pullman campus out to enjoy the sunshine.


However, this year’s weather means snow is a rare commodity throughout the Northwest, leaving climatologists and natural resource officials nervous.



Snow moisture map courtesy of the U.S. Department of Agriculuture




Top 10 warmest on record


The region’s warm winter temperatures are being attributed to moderate El Niño conditions that are present in … » More …