By Nic Loyd, WSU meteorologist, and Linda Weiford, WSU News SPOKANE, Wash. – This time of year, dust devils put on a good show in the flatter, drier parts of the Pacific Northwest. You’ve probably seen these plumes of swirling dust zipping across farmland, open fields, roadsides and even parking lots.
By Nic Loyd, WSU meteorologist, and Linda Weiford, WSU News SPOKANE, Wash. – On a single afternoon last month, eight twisters dropped down on southern Minnesota, earning that day the name “Tornado Tuesday” in media reports. Fortunately, the twisters touched down in mostly open areas and no one was injured. A month earlier, 24 tornadoes […]
On Thursday afternoon a tornado ripped through Hazel Dell and Fruit Valley, near Vancouver, Wash, damaging the WSU Research Station located there. No one was injured. Five buildings at the station have major roof damage and two greenhouses were destroyed, said Blair Wolfley, manager of the Vancouver unit. The storm also broke windows […]