Washington’s Snowpack In “Very Good Shape” To Start April

“Pretty Incredible” That’s how Scott Pattee with the Washington NRCS describes the statewide snowpack, which sits at 131% of average for this time of year, the highest statewide average across the west. Pattee noted the snow year started very slowly and didn’t catch up normal until February. He added that temperatures, as of recent, have […]

The Northwest Prepares To Say Good Bye To Very Dry March

Typically March comes in like a lion and leaves like a lamb. But if you look at the numbers this year, March is leaving the same way it came in, dry. According to Marilyn Lohmann, meteorologist with the National Weather Service, some portions of the Northwest received only 25%-50% of their normal monthly precipitation totals. […]

WSU To Host Virtual Wildfire Preparedness Session

Washington State University will try to help those in timbered areas get ready for another wildfire season; virtually. WSU will host Wildfire 101: Mitigation and Planning via Zoom March 23rd. Extension Forestry Coordinator Sean Alexander said variables outside of humanity’s control make it impossible to exactly know what each wildfire season will look like. The […]

Lohmann: La Niña Did Not Have The Impact We Had Expected

While the Northwest has seen a few windy days, it’s been fairly calm and quiet across the reigon as we enjoy the final days of winter. Marilyn Lohmann, National Weather Service meteorologist said as she looks back on the winter of 2020-21, it turned out to be a dud. She noted so many were expecting […]

Oregon Snowpack Concerning For Early March

Several rounds of storms in late February and early this month brought snow to most of the Northwest, but unfortunately not everyone received a lot of the white stuff. Scott Oviatt with NRCS-Oregon said while many basins improved their snowpack from January 1st to now, there’s still reason for concern when looking at the southern […]

Washington Snowpack Well Above Average For This Time Of Year

Thanks to a band of several storms last month, the Washington snowpack is in great shape for early March. Scott Pattee with NRCS said it’s been a long time since Washington has seen a statewide numbers like this. “You know, this snowpack is going to take us into spring in really tiptop shape.  So, pretty […]

Lohmann Snow Expected To Stay In Higher Elevations In Coming Days

The weather over the last week has indicated spring may be here sooner than expected. Days after a large snow storm covered much of the Northwest, the region experienced very mild temperatures, melting a fair amount of that snow. And when you mix in the sunshine and windy conditions, the past two weeks have been […]

Northwest Should Prepare For Intense, Short Lived Cold Snap

After weeks of mild weather, old man winter will remind the northwest what season we’re in over the next couple of days. Marilyn Lohmann, meteorologist with the National Weather Service said the area has not seen very cold temperatures this winter thanks to a High pressure system parked off the west coast, but that High […]

Northwest Water Year In Good Shape

After weeks of weather that didn’t feel like winter, the chill of season has returned. Temperatures, specifically the overnight lows, have cooled off considerably compared to the numbers we saw just a few days ago. When it comes to precipitation, the past couple of days have been quiet across the northwest. But, according to meteorologist […]

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 […]