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One day of lion’s roar for March

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

weathercatch(2) (2)SPOKANE, Wash. – If the idiom, in like a lion, out like a lamb, holds true for the month of March, then the lion roared only one day this year. With the exception of some scattered snow flurries on March 1, the lion of winter appears to have departed from the Inland Northwest. » More …

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 …

Second warmest spring ends with warmest May since 1993

agweathernet-logo-250PROSSER, 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. » More …

WSU reports spring enrollment growth

PULLMAN – WSU reports enrollment growth at all four of its campuses this spring — a total spring semester enrollment of 22,741 students, up 4.8 percent from last spring.

The growth is driven by this fall’s influx of freshmen students — the largest freshman class in the history of the Pullman campus, the second year of freshmen at WSU Vancouver and WSU Tri-Cities’ first freshman class. All four WSU campuses exceeded their enrollment targets funded by the state.

As a result of the rising number of full-time students, particularly at the Vancouver and Tri-Cities campuses, the number of full-time equivalent (FTE) students shows … » More …

Campuses outline variety of Cougar Pride activities, dates

Planning is under way for volunteer efforts at WSU regional campuses as part of the Cougar Pride Days annual spring spruce-up event. Activities on the WSU Spokane, WSU Tri-Cities and WSU Vancouver campuses may be on dates different than the university and City of Pullman event set for March 22-April 4. At WSU Spokane, tentative plans include picking up litter on undeveloped areas of campus and along the Spokane River bordering campus, said Jon Schad, facility operations director. If weather is frost free, flowers may be planted in beds along Spokane Falls Boulevard, which runs through campus. WSU Tri-Cities will host Cougar Pride activities starting … » More …

Noted leaders, WSU alums to address graduates

A university president from Texas, a Washington State University regent and the head of a Pullman company serving the electric power industry worldwide will address graduates at Washington State University’s 110th spring commencement May 6 at Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum.Texas Tech University President Jon Whitmore, a WSU graduate, will speak at the 8 a.m. ceremony for liberal arts graduates. WSU Regent Joe King, with King, Crowley and Co. public affairs consultants, will address graduates at 11:30 a.m. at the ceremony for business and education graduates. Edmund O. Schweitzer III, founder and president of Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories in Pullman and a WSU graduate, will speak at the 3 … » More …