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02/15/2018 Weathercatch: Spokane vs. Embarrass: Same latitude, different climates:Indication of newly posted news

By Nic Loyd and Linda Weiford, Washington State University
"Who needs a box of chocolates on Valentine's Day when Mother Nature gave us a gift of mild winter? Until this week's temperature dip and blanketing snowfall, we enjoyed a long stretch of unseasonably warm days. With January and early February shedding their cold-weather tradition, little white flowers known as snowdrops – usually a harbinger to early spring – burst into bloom around Groundhog Day. However, that's not the case in the tiny township of Embarrass, Minnesota, which proudly proclaims itself "The Cold Spot" on its website. Located three hours north of Minneapolis,"...
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02/12/2018 AWN User SurveyIndication of newly posted news

"The AWN user satisfaction survey is currently under way! The primary purpose of this survey is to identify areas where AWN can improve it's products and services. The survey contains about 30 questions and takes approximately 9 minutes to complete. Your participation will help us understand which products and services are important to you, our valued user, and will also help us focus our future efforts on the improvements that will provide you or your organization the most impact and added value. The survey will be available until February 23, 2018. Thank you for providing your feedback."...
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01/30/2018 Weathercatch: ‘Wintermission’ highlights first month of 2018

By Nic Loyd and Linda Weiford, Washington State University
"If you enjoy knee-deep snow and a strong shot of cold temperatures, Old Man Winter is raining on your parade. This January in the Pacific Northwest — unlike the blockbuster one we endured in 2017 — has been, in a word, mild. The above-normal temperatures that arrived to the region on Jan. 5 still linger later as the month wraps up."...
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01/17/2018 Weathercatch: Pacific Northwest's 'bomb cyclones' tamer than East Coast's

By Nic Loyd and Linda Weiford, Washington State University
"The Pacific Northwest was blissfully insulated from the recent "bomb cyclone" that clobbered the East Coast on Jan. 4, along with the stunning cold spell that followed. Sure, our region experienced some freezing rain, fog and the heaviest snowfall of the year (six inches in the Spokane and Wenatchee areas on Jan.11), but those conditions pale in comparison to the storm that advanced from North Carolina to Maine."...
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