Winter Weather http://nwpr.org en Oregon Lawmakers Head Back To Work After Snow Day http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-lawmakers-head-back-work-after-snow-day <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/02/020714CL_lookahead_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Oregon lawmakers get back to work Monday after a snow day Friday threw a wrench in the schedule. The short week turned up the pressure on an already brief session.<p> Sat, 08 Feb 2014 01:04:25 +0000 Chris Lehman 41143 at http://nwpr.org Oregon Lawmakers Head Back To Work After Snow Day In The Northwest, A Light Dusting To Some, A Whole Lot Of Snow To Others http://nwpr.org/post/northwest-light-dusting-some-whole-lot-snow-others <p>The Northwest is finally getting a dose of the icy cold weather we've been hearing about this winter from the rest of the country. Snow has prompted school closures and early releases in parts of Oregon and southwest Washington; <a href="http://nwpr.org/post/snow-halts-oregon-legislature">the Oregon legislature has shut down</a>; meanwhile in Boise, the forecast calls for snow through Saturday. As Jessica Robinson reports, western parts of the region may be able to learn something from north Idaho.</p><p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 02:04:49 +0000 Jessica Robinson 41079 at http://nwpr.org In The Northwest, A Light Dusting To Some, A Whole Lot Of Snow To Others Snow Halts Oregon Legislature http://nwpr.org/post/snow-halts-oregon-legislature <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/02/020614CL_kotek_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Oregon lawmakers will take a rare snow day Friday. The wintry forecast prompted legislative leaders to cancel all hearings and floor sessions for the day.<p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 01:16:32 +0000 Chris Lehman 41077 at http://nwpr.org Snow Halts Oregon Legislature Watching For 'Spray' And Other Tips For Navigating Icy Roads http://nwpr.org/post/watching-spray-and-other-tips-navigating-icy-roads <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/12/121113AJ_IcyDriving_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The Northwest’s deep freeze is over for most of the region, but snow remains in some areas and winter is just arriving. That means more cold temperatures and potentially icy commutes in the months ahead.<p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 00:50:50 +0000 Austin Jenkins 38586 at http://nwpr.org Watching For 'Spray' And Other Tips For Navigating Icy Roads Why You Might Be Able To 'Smell' Snow Coming http://nwpr.org/post/why-you-might-be-able-smell-snow-coming <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2012/12/122412JR_Snow_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Snow is expected east of the Cascades this week. But some people say they don't need forecasters to tell them that -- they claim to be able to "smell" when snow coming. Enough people in the Northwest say this, but is there a scientific explanation?<p>Laura Munson is a writer living in northwest Montana. She swears she can tell when it's going to snow -- even if people don't believe her.<p>"I can remember this time of hanging out with this group of people. Mon, 24 Dec 2012 22:46:47 +0000 Jessica Robinson 20264 at http://nwpr.org Why You Might Be Able To 'Smell' Snow Coming First Snow Of The Season Forecast For Mountain Passes http://nwpr.org/post/first-snow-season-forecast-mountain-passes <p>The National Weather Service is predicting the first snowfall of the season this weekend in the mountain passes around the Northwest. Cold air arriving behind a frontal system could drop the snow level to around 3,000 feet in Washington and generally between 3,000 and 4,000 feet in the Oregon Cascades through early next week. Fri, 19 Oct 2012 23:40:07 +0000 Tom Banse 17044 at http://nwpr.org First Snow Of The Season Forecast For Mountain Passes