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When science slides – wet weather sets off mudslides
April 19, 2017

Weathercatch Photo LogoBy Nic Loyd, WSU meteorologist, and Linda Weiford, WSU News

SPOKANE, Wash. – When it comes to precipitation, the Inland Northwest has really been dumped on. Look no further than the pot holes, soggy lawns and tattered rubber boots for proof.  And now — landslides.

Why it was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad winter
April 5, 2017

car buried in snow

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

What did the tree say after a long winter? What a re-leaf …

SPOKANE, Wash. – Never mind that March was among the wettest on record for the Inland Northwest. Our miserable winter is what still stands out. Just talking about it elicits grimaces and head shakes.

State of emergency flooding – a perfect storm
March 22, 2017

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

SPOKANE, Wash. – As a warm sun hung over the Inland Northwest one day last week, it felt as though a giant lid had been yanked off the region. After a seemingly constant onslaught of rainy or drizzly days, the sky was blue, the temperature climbed to 60 degrees and we truly had a reason to enjoy being outside.

Potholes and the groundhog – what they share in common
March 9, 2017

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

SPOKANE, Wash. – How fitting that when the groundhog saw its shadow on Feb. 2, signaling six more weeks of winter, it would turn out to be February’s coldest day in the Spokane area. With a high of 27 degrees and a low of 9, he shivered in temperatures 14 degrees colder than normal.

Frosty beauty: Where there’s rime, there’s a reason
February 22, 2017

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

SPOKANE, Wash. – After emerging from one of the coldest Januarys on record, including a so-called “Snowmageddon,” many of us have had it up to our ears with shoveling snow, slipping on icy sidewalks, driving through freezing fog and enduring frigid temperatures. Even our recent warmer weather and rainfalls can’t offset all the nippy days we’ve encountered.

Region braces for heavy rain, snow, ice
February 8, 2017

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

PULLMAN, Wash. – A strong storm system pushing through Washington state is about to unload drenching rain, snow and freezing rain.

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:

March 17: Effects of extreme climate on grapes, wine
January 17, 2017

By Kaury Balcom, Viticulture & Enology

RICHLAND, Wash. – Wine and grape industry members and students are invited to a research symposium, “Climate Extremes: Is the Pacific Northwest Wine Industry Ready?” 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday, March 17, in the East Auditorium at Washington State University Tri-Cities.

Thankful for our weather – here’s why
November 22, 2016

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

weathercatch-photo-logoSPOKANE, Wash. – Bad weather is hitting parts of the country as millions of people are driving or flying during the Thanksgiving holiday.