Monthly Archives: April 2011

Steve Pierce’s Look Back at Jan-Apr, 2011

Steve Pierce’s report on the year so far was picked up by Joe d’Aleo of WeatherBell, who added several charts showing daily temperatures as well as departures from normal. Vancouver, Washington (Friday, April 29th 2011) 1:30pm PT – ”This month will go into the record books as … Continue reading

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April 2011 — unexpectedly cool and wet

Weather Matters   May 1, 2011 Yep. I said it. No denying it. And nobody will let me forget it. “April – average temperatures, below average precipitation” That was my forecast, a month ago. The reality? “Below average temperatures, above average … Continue reading

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Slow Start to Spring

From Mark Albright’s blog: Remember back when this alarmist news about snow in the Pacific Northwest was reported by Time Magazine in March 2006: Lately the early arrival of spring and the unusually blistering summers have caused the snowpack to … Continue reading

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Wind-Power Producers Fight Possible Shutdown of Turbines

 By Hal Bernton, Seattle Times staff reporter Seattle Times, April 12, 2011 PORTLAND — Pacific Northwest wind-power producers are battling a proposal that could force them to periodically shut down their plants in the months ahead, potentially costing them … Continue reading

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ACS Spring Forecast 2011 – and a Look Back at March

First, a look back: After an amazingly wet March, it was a real treat to have mild (if not warm) dry weather for a change. March 31 and April 1 finally felt like spring had arrived. After slogging through the … Continue reading

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