Simpson: Farmers Will Be OK If Dams Are Breached

Removing the four lower Snake River dams in eastern Washington has been a controversial topic for the Northwest farming community for over a generation. Supporters of removing the dams say it will help the environment and specifically salmon runs as they return upstream to spawn. Meanwhile, many in the Ag community say breaching the dams […]

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 […]

Slightly Warmer Weather Expected This Winter

As cooler weather starts to settle in to the area, the question for many is what can we expect this winter?   Will we see El Niño, will the northwest be under a La Niña?   According to Marilyn Lohman, meteorologist with the National Weather Service, the answer is neither.  She said temperatures in the […]