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Mixed messages left as winter fades away

 

Just when everyone thought winter had left and spring was here to stay, Pullman residents woke up to a ground covered in snow.  The week’s forecast has a bit of snow for Wednesday, but Thursday and Friday are looking better with a high of 47 and a low of 34 degrees. 

 


The snowdrop flowers (above) were seen outside Avery Hall on Feb. 29. (Photo courtesy of Tim Marsh, University Relations.) 

 

According to the groundhog Punxsutawney Phil’s shadow, we still have a few more weeks of winter.

 

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WSU releases four new wheat varieties

PULLMAN – WSU has released four new wheat varieties for commercialization, including Xerpha, a soft-white common winter wheat, which is highly adapted to a broad range of production zones in Washington, Oregon, southern Idaho and northern California.

“WSU’s job is to work in partnership with industry so growers will have the best varieties possible,” said Ralph Cavalieri, director of the Agricultural Research Center and associate dean of the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences. “These new varieties are the product of good science, hard work and the dedication of our breeding teams.”

In 2006 and 2007, Xerpha, a product of Steve Jones» More …

Snow creates beautiful campus scenes

 

 

 

Pullman has been covered in snow for the past few days, and snow is expected to continue for a few more.

 

Here are some photos of the campus from the past few days.

 

Snow is expected to continue until Sunday. On Sunday, weather forcasters predict a partly cloudy day with a high of 36 degrees, but come Monday rain and snow showers are expected again.

 



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Gear up for winter at the WSU Ski Swap

PULLMAN – Looking to upgrade your winter sport equipment? The 33rd annual WSU Ski Swap on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 will provide people with the opportunity to purchase new equipment at discounted prices.

The event will feature vendors from all over the northwest. Onsite vendors will be selling snowboards, skis, boots,
apparel, gloves, goggles and more at discounted rates.

A percentage of the Ski Swap proceeds will benefit the WSU Ski Team. The Ski Swap will also provide community members with the opportunity to sell new and used gear.

Hollingbery Field House is located next to Martin Stadium and will be accessible … » More …