After Dry December Washington Snowpack Rebounds To Start New Year

Despite a roller-coaster of weather systems that saw a wet November and dry December, the Washington snowpack is in good shape for early January. Scott Pattee with NRCS said several rounds of precipitation over the New Year’s holiday was a welcomed sign after a very quiet second half of December. “The quality of snow is […]

Snow Cold Temperatures Expected Into January

December comes to an end Thursday, and it will go down as not only warmer than normal and also dryer than normal. All of this while the Northwest is under a La Niña. So, after weeks of very little snow and warm weather, are forecasters backing down from the La Niña long-term forecast. Marilyn Lohmann […]

Revell: The Roza Irrigation District Is Prepared For Possible COVID Impacts

2020 was a very busy year for the Roza Irrigation District, and it looks like that trend will continue into the New Year. District Manager Scott Revell said they spent roughly $2.5 million to enclose area lateral canals, while also putting the finishing touches on a four year project to clean out the 95-mile long […]

La Niña Has Yet To Make Presence Known

We may be under a La Niña weather pattern, but you wouldn’t know it looking at the lack of snow and the warm temperatures we’ve see across the Northwest this month. Marilyn Lohmann with the National Weather Service said the month of December has been so dry, that much of the area is at least […]

Oregon Snowpack Good, Not Great, For This Time Of Year

The statewide snowpack in Oregon is currently sitting at 102% of average, but the devil is in the details. Scott Oviatt with NRCS in Oregon said some areas that typically see very little snow have already seen more snow that average, which makes these early numbers deceptive. As far as the snow totals go basin […]

After Mid-Week Disturbance, Calm Weather Expected To Return To The Northwest

After days of dense fog and Air Stagnation Advisories, many across the Northwest were happy to see a system roll across the region late Tuesday evening and early Wednesday morning. And while weak, it was enough to push fog out of the area and reveal occasional clear skies. Hopefully you were able to enjoy it, […]

La Niña Punch May Not Be Felt During December

The month of December is off to a great start when it comes to snowpack across Washington, thanks to a very active and wet November. And with La Niña in motion, we should see a lot more snow in the coming weeks. Or will we? Marilyn Lohmann, meteorologist with the National Weather Service said the […]

Wet Pattern Expected To Continue Into Thanksgiving Week

The Northwest has enjoyed a soggy November, and that pattern is not expected to let up anytime soon. According to Meteorologist Marilyn Lohmann with the National Weather Services, the area is under a very active weather pattern right now, brining not only rain and snow showers, but windy conditions as well. Are all of these […]

Will La Niña Bring Rain Or Snow?

We’re officially in fall, and it looks like we’ll have our first taste of fall weather this coming weekend. But as we look to the next three months, what can we expect? The National Weather Service says a La Niña has developed off the coast of South America. NWS meteorologist Marilyn Lohmann said at this […]

Rippey: La Niña Will Have Global Impact

The National Weather Services has made it official. La Niña has developed in the Pacific Ocean for the fall and winter months. And USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey said the weather pattern will have global implications. “The correlations between weather and La Niña are weaker in some parts of the globe and stronger in others but […]