Weather

increased Fog in Seattle
4:43 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

It IS Foggier- Puget Sound Stuck In Foggy October

Credit davidjlee / Flickr

If it seems like it’s been a lot foggier than usual around Seattle, you’re right.

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Northwest Dust Storm
3:58 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Inland Northwest Shakes Off Dust In The Wake Of Desert-Style 'Haboob'

Andrew Brown National Weather Service

Originally published on Mon September 16, 2013 4:33 pm

Residents of the inland Northwest are cleaning wheat field dirt off their furniture. It's the fallout from an unusually large, desert-style dust storm that carried a wall of dirt across eastern Washington Sunday night.

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Yellow Jackets
4:21 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Ouch! Yellow Jackets Having A 'Banner Year' In Northwest

Wikimedia

Originally published on Tue September 10, 2013 3:28 pm

Still smarting from a wasp sting this summer? Well, you're not alone. It's been a "banner year" for yellow jackets in the Northwest by many accounts.

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Thunderstorms
4:10 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Despite Current Storminess, Thunder A Rarity In Northwest

Ian Boggs, Flickr.

Originally published on Thu September 5, 2013 3:26 pm

The Northwest is experiencing an unusual weather pattern this week.

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Northwest Heat Wave
5:49 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Northwest's Hottest Days Of The Year So Far Are Looming

National Weather Service

Originally published on Wed June 26, 2013 4:28 pm

The weather forecast calls for an abrupt switch from cloudy and showery to a heat wave beginning as soon as Thursday. Next week could start with the hottest days of the year so far in many places around the Northwest.

For Portland, the National Weather Service is forecasting a high of 88 on Sunday and 91 on Monday.

For Seattle, a high of around 80 on Monday.

Spokane could see the mercury hit 96 on Sunday and near 99 by Tuesday.

Boise and Medford could hit triple digits by Saturday and 105 degrees on Monday.

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Northwest Weather
7:46 am
Wed March 20, 2013

New Study Shows Increase In Stormy Weather In Western Washington

A stormy scene on the Dungeness Spit in Washington state. Climate researchers say rainfall data suggests it's getting stormier on the Olympic Peninsula.
Credit masmediaspace / Flickr

Climate change will affect different regions of the country in different ways. In the Southwest it may get warmer and drier. In the Northwest, however, climate models predict it getting warmer and wetter.

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Winter Weather
5:02 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

Three Month Outlook Forecasts Chilly Winter Ahead

Originally published on Fri January 18, 2013 4:46 pm

Just about all the cities in the Northwest have endured a stretch of abnormally cold weather. Now an updated three-month climate outlook suggests the past could be prologue.

The latest computer model run by the National Climate Prediction Center increases the likelihood for below normal temperatures during the next three months in most of our region. This applies to all of Washington, nearly all of Oregon and the northern half of Idaho.

Washington State Climatologist Nick Bond says to get used to "chilly."

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Winter Traffic Accidents
6:49 am
Wed January 9, 2013

Dozens Crash In Spokane After Snowfall, Speed Biggest Factor

In the past two days, there have been 149 vehicle crashes in Spokane County. Though snow falls in Spokane every year, Police say they still see a rise in car-wrecks on icy winter roads. Paige Browning reports.

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Wind, Rain In Northwest
5:35 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

High Winds, Heavy Rain Pummel The Northwest

A vehicle speeds through a flooded intersection in Salem.
Credit Chris Lehman

High winds and heavy rain are pummeling the Northwest Monday. Downed trees and floodwaters have closed countless roads, making the evening commute a difficult one. Salem Correspondent Chris Lehman went to check out a creek near his home.

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Drier Winter In Northwest
4:45 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Forecast Predicts Drier Than Normal Winter For Northwest

This map from the National Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center forecasts below average precipitation in the Northwest this winter.
National Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center

Rain may be in the forecast for much of the region tonight and tomorrow, but the Northwest is in for a drier than normal winter. That's according to an updated long-term forecast released Thursday by the National Weather Service.

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