Monthly Archives: February 2011

Late Winter Cold Event, Feb. 25-26, 2011

An update on the late February cold event from Steve Pierce: Vancouver, Washington (Saturday, February 26th 2011) 3:15pm PT — “More than 300 weather stations across the Mesowest network (Pacific Northwest Region) reported morning lows below zero (0F) this morning. Too many record … Continue reading

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Washington Climate Trends

Mark Albright was State Climatologist for Washington from 1987 though 2003. Recently he sent me the following: Not only is our mountain snowpack not declining here in Washington State: http://www.atmos.washington.edu/marka/swe.waor_west.1976-2008.gif but we should also feel fortunate that our climate has … Continue reading

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Late Season snow and cold?

From Steve Pierce of the Oregon AMS: Vancouver, Washington (Sunday, February 20th 2011) 12:15pm PT — “It now appears increasingly likely that the Pacific Northwest will see the arrival of a very cold air mass this next week that has the potential to set new record temperatures … Continue reading

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Open Letter to the U.S. Congress

February 8, 2011   To the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate:   In reply to “The Importance of Science in Addressing Climate Change”   On 28 January 2011, eighteen scientists sent a letter to … Continue reading

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Mid-winter Dry Spell

Last summer I predicted a “wet, windy and wild” winter. That prediction has been somewhat  true, but for the last two weeks we have seen a “mid-winter dry spell” – something that happens just about every year. Even in wet … Continue reading

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