Weather & Road Conditions

Northwest Public Radio is pleased to provide the following Weather and Road Conditions information for regions in our listening area of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and British Columbia. This information comes from state, provincial, and federal data sources,and Northwest Public Radio does not take responsibility for the accuracy or timeliness of these reports.


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Olympic Peninsula & Puget Sound Region

Forks  |  Port Angeles

Centralia  |  Olympia  |  Tacoma  |  Seattle

Bellingham  |  Mount Vernon  |  Oak Harbor

Central Washington & The Okanagan Valley

Wenatchee  |  Ellensburg  |  Moses Lake  |  Ephrata

Leavenworth  |  Chelan  |  Cashmere   

Omak  |  Oroville

South Central Washington & Northeast Oregon

Richland  |  Kennewick  |  Pasco

Othello  |  Yakima  |  Walla Walla

Goldendale  |  The Dalles  |  Joseph  |  Enterprise

The Palouse, Lewiston/Clarkston Valley & North Idaho

Pullman  |  Moscow  |  Colfax  |  Lewiston  |  Clarkston

Orofino  |  Kamiah  |  Cottonwood  |  Grangeville


British Columbia Weather from Environment Canada:

Victoria | Vancouver |  Abbotsford Osoyoos  | Penticton | Kelowna


Road Conditions from Washington State DOT:

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Weather Patterns
5:14 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Long, Warm Summer On Tap According To Weather Service Outlook

An updated seasonal outlook from the National Weather Service calls for a long, warm summer.
Credit NOAA Climate Prediction Center

The supercomputers at the Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center have crunched long-term trends to produce an outlook for June, July and August. For most of the Northwest, the forecast gives a strong probability of above-normal temperatures. 

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Spring Weather
4:17 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Spring Outlook Looks Warm For Coastal Northwest, 'Normal' Spring Inland

The National Weather Service's outlook calls for above-normal temperatures along the West Coast.
Credit NOAA Climate Prediction Center

On this first day of spring, we get a seasonal outlook from the National Weather Service. It calls for a warmer-than-average spring west of the Cascades and normal temperatures and rainfall across the inland Northwest. There's also no let-up seen for drought conditions in California, and parts of Oregon and southwest Idaho. Correspondent Tom Banse has more.

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Northwest Snowpack
4:43 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Washington Snowpack Rebuilding Toward Normal

Credit mikelehen / Flickr

On a clear day in Seattle, Nick Bond can size up the mountain snowpack on his bike ride to work. But as Washington state’s climatologist, he crunches the data for a more precise picture.

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Avalanche Risk
5:44 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Snow On The Mountains Comes With Heightened Avalanche Risk

A skier is nearly caught in an avalanche in central Oregon.
Kevin Grove

Originally published on Thu February 13, 2014 4:46 pm

The Baker County Sheriff in eastern Oregon says two cross-country skiers died Tuesday in an avalanche in the southern Wallowa Mountains. Two others were seriously injured. 

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Northwest Grapes
7:15 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Northwest Wine Grape Growers Brace For Cold Damage

Tom Waliser manages Pepper Bridge vineyard outside of Walla Walla, Washington. He's a bit worried about how this week's cold might affect his wine grape vines.
Anna King Northwest News Network

Northwest wine grape growers expect this week's cold weather to do some damage to their vineyards. But it’s not clear yet how much of next year’s fruit might be affected.

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Spectacular Fall Folliage
4:14 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

Fall Colors Have Been Especially Good This Year

Tess Freeman Oregon Public Broadcasting

It's not your imagination: Fall colors have been spectacular in the Northwest this year. But if you want to catch a glimpse, you'd better hurry.

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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


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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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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