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4/21/2017 Weathercatch: When science slides - wet weather sets off mudslides
By Nic Loyd and Linda Weiford, Washington State University
When it comes to precipitation, the Inland Northwest has really been dumped on. Look no further than the pot holes, soggy lawns and tattered rubber boots for proof......
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4/5/2017 Weathercatch: Why it was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad winter
By Nic Loyd and Linda Weiford, Washington State University
Never mind that March was among the wettest on record for the Inland Northwest. Our miserable winter is what still stands out. Just talking about it elicits grimaces and head shakes......
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3/9/2017 Potholes and the groundhog - what they share in common
By Nic Loyd and Linda Weiford, Washington State University
How fitting that when the groundhog saw its shadow on Feb. 2, signaling six more weeks of winter, it would turn out to be February's coldest day in the Spokane area. With a high of 27 degrees and a low of 9, he shivered in temperatures 14 degrees colder than normal....
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1/27/2017 Worsening freezing fog will create icy threat this weekend
By Linda Weiford, Washington State University
The freezing fog that's been coming and going this week in the eastern half of Washington state is expected to intensify, causing slick roads and decreased visibility throughout the weekend....
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1/25/2017 More wacko winter weather - and why
By Nic Loyd and Linda Weiford, Washington State University
If you're feeling weather beaten or weather whiplashed, you are not alone. In a span of a month and a half, the Inland Northwest experienced...
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1/11/2017 Weathercatch: Frigid temperatures and snow drifts is very Midwest-like
By Nic Loyd and Linda Weiford, Washington State University
If there's one thing this winter has demonstrated, it's that the weather can still turn very cold and snowy in our region. A combination of frigid temperatures, lots of snow and occasional gusts of wind have left landscapes rippled by snowdrifts......
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