wildfire

WSU lab provides critical air quality forecasting tool

PULLMAN, Wash. – As wildfire smoke covers the Northwest this summer, residents have turned to local, state and federal agencies for up-to-date air quality information. A sophisticated tool developed by Washington State University is a key piece in providing critical air quality forecasts.

Market sale set, donations taken after fires halt county fair

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences REPUBLIC, Wash. – In her two decades as a 4-H leader in Ferry County, Kari Neal has never seen a fire season like this. Even in 1988, with the White Mountain fire raging on nearby Sherman Pass, the Ferry County Fair went on as […]

Dangerous dry thunderstorms reign in Pacific Northwest

By Linda Weiford, WSU News PULLMAN, Wash. – Major firestorms burning in parts of the Pacific Northwest are the result of angry skies pitching lightning bolts to the ground when little or no rain is falling. The fast-moving blazes are destroying homes, closing roads and triggering smoke advisories miles away. Where is the lightning coming […]