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Oregon Legislature
5:04 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Oregon Lawmakers Head Back To Work After Snow Day

A view of the Capitol mall in Salem on Thursday afternoon.
Chris Lehman Northwest News Network

Originally published on Fri February 7, 2014 4:07 pm

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.

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Northwest Snow
6:04 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

In The Northwest, A Light Dusting To Some, A Whole Lot Of Snow To Others

Snow in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
Credit Jessica Robinson / Northwest News Network

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; the Oregon legislature has shut down; 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.

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Winter Weather
5:16 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Snow Halts Oregon Legislature

A view of the Capitol mall in Salem on Thursday afternoon.
Chris Lehman Northwest News Network

Originally published on Thu February 6, 2014 4:17 pm

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.

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Snow Melt
4:16 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Do Fewer Trees Mean More Water From Snow Melt?

In springtime, you might figure snow melts faster out in sunshine than in the shade. But in places with temperate winters, like the Pacific Northwest, it might be just the opposite.

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Cascade Rainfall
6:17 am
Fri November 22, 2013

How Rain Strengthens The Cascades Snowpack

Rain washes away lower elevation snow, but at higher elevations it helps form strong, stable snow layers.
Credit SoulRider.222/Flickr

Recent rainfall is hurting Northwest ski areas’ chances of fully opening by Thanksgiving. But the rainclouds have a silver lining. Rain in the Cascade Mountains may help reduce avalanche danger.

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Northwest Ski Season Opens
6:43 am
Mon November 26, 2012

Ski Season Arrives In The Northwest

Ski lifts across the Northwest start up with the beginning of the Ski season.
Credit By Guimir (Own work) / Wikimedia Commons

The ski season is officially underway. Mountains in Idaho, Oregon and Washington are now open for business. Ski slopes are hoping for a better season than last year.

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First Snow Forecast
4:40 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

First Snow Of The Season Forecast For Mountain Passes

Winter is coming: the National Weather Service is predicting the first snowfall of the season this weekend in the mountain passes around the Northwest.
WSDOT Flickr

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.

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Snowfall Forecast
3:59 pm
Mon October 8, 2012

Northwest Skiers Bank On Early Forecasts Being Wrong

A light dusting of snow fell on Oct. 2 at Schweitzer outside of Sandpoint, Idaho.
Schweitzer Mountain Resort

Weather forecasters say the current dry spell in the Northwest may turn into a dry winter. But the region’s ski areas aren’t buying it. They’re banking on enough snowfall for winter sports.

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