Oregon Remains Dry As Spring Starts

Spring may only be a few days old, but there are several locations that are very dry for this time of year. According to the latest USDA numbers, nearly 13% of Oregon is under a D-3, or Extreme Drought. Most of that is confined to Klamath and Lake counties as well as Central Oregon. In […]

Oregon Remains Dry As February Comes To An End

Despite several systems hitting the Northwest over the past couple of weeks, Oregon remains very dry. Roughly 87% of the state is Abnormally Dry for this time of year, while 51% is in a D-2, or Severe Drought, and 14% is in a D-3, Extreme Drought. Only 12% of the state is on par with […]

Northwest Drought Numbers Improve But Far From Normal

Drought conditions across the Northwest improved this week, but that does not mean the region is where is should be for this time of year. Oregon continues to struggle with drought, with nearly 22% of the state under a D3 designation, or Extreme Drought, and 55% at a D2, or Severe Drought. In fact only […]

2020 One Of The Worst Wildfire Years On Record

In case you needed another reason to be happy that 2020 is behind us. “It appears that a modern U.S. record has been set for wildfire acreage during the extraordinarily active western wildfire season of 2020,” USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey recently said. He noted this really should not come as a surprise, after what we […]

Dry Conditions Expected To Continue Across Eastern Oregon

After a dry second half of December, the rain and snow the northwest saw over the holiday weekend was a welcomed sight for many. And according to meteorologist Marilyn Lohmann with the National Weather Service, a weather pattern that will be leaving the area in the coming days. Lohmann said the storms over the New […]

Northwest Remains Very Dry

Despite recent rain and snow showers, the Northwest remains very dry. The latest topsoil numbers from the USDA have 92% of the state of Oregon Abnormally Dry, 84% under a Moderate Drought, 69% of the state under a D-2, or Severe Drought, while nearly 30% of the state is under a D-3 or Extreme Drought. […]

Driest Fields Reported In Western U.S.

When taking a look at the latest picture of pasture and rangeland conditions nationwide, USDA Meteorologist Brad Rippey said fields continue to dry out. “Conditions across the country relatively steady as we head toward the end of the season. 43% of the pasture and rangeland rated very poor to poor, 20% good to excellent, and […]

2019/2020 Water Year Very Dry For Central Washington

The new water year started Thursday October 1st, and for many across central Washington, the hope is this water year will be better than the last. Marilyn Lohammn meteorologist with the National Weather Service said while the past 12 months were dry for many in the Northwest, it was extremely dry for those living just […]

Extreme Drought Declared In Washington, Expanding In Oregon

The results of a long, hot, dry summer became official Thursday, as the USDA declared an Extreme Drought, or D-3 designation for Central Washington, stretching from Okanogan County to the Oregon border. National Weather Service Meteorologist Marilyn Lohmann said the new designation follows the rain shadow created by the Cascades. “Even through that area does […]

Hot Weather Expected Over Next Two Weeks

The last couple of weeks have been relatively cool across the Inland Northwest. And those below average temperatures have been good news for drought conditions. But things are going to change over the next couple of days. Marilyn Lohman, meteorologist with the National Weather Service said temperatures are going to climb into the 90’s with […]