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Weathercatch: Two regions, same latitude, different climates

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

Weathercatch Photo LogoWho needs a box of chocolates on Valentine’s Day when Mother Nature gave us a gift of mild winter?  Until this week’s temperature dip and predicted snowfall beginning tonight, we enjoyed a long stretch of unseasonably warm days. » More …

Weathercatch: Snowdrifts, ice, heatwaves, wildfires — 2017 in review

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

Weathercatch Photo LogoFrom Arctic blasts of cold and snow to persistent heat and wildfire smoke, 2017 was a year of glaring weather contrasts for Washington state. » More …

Weathercatch: Black ice mystery — how it formed when roads looked dry last week

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

Weathercatch Photo LogoFor a few days last week — before Friday’s short but intense snowfall — patches of black ice were reported in the Inland Northwest. » More …

Weathercatch: Surprise ‘thundersnow’ rumbles across the Palouse

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

A rare weather phenomenon flashed and boomed over parts of the Palouse last Thursday night. Lightning and thunderclaps accompanied tumbling snowflakes in what meteorologists call a thundersnow. » More …

Weathercatch: Troughs — dashed lines on weather maps and so much more 

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

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A blast of cool, wet weather engulfed the region during the first few days of October. Not only did it dig in over the Inland Northwest, but most of the western United States. » More …