National Weather Service
Flowers are blossoming. Bees are buzzing. The sky is blue. Sunsets have been stunning. Temperatures have crept north of 60 degrees, and joggers are going shirtless. This isn’t a typical February in the Pacific Northwest.
Temperatures hit record highs Monday in parts of Washington and Oregon as one of the mildest winters continues in the Northwest.
The mysterious milky rain that hit parts of the Pacific Northwest last Friday was the result of a rare weather phenomenon that began nearly 500 miles away near an Oregon lake, a Washington State University meteorologist said Tuesday.
The National Weather Service says days of heavy rainfall have increased the threat of landslides in western Washington.
The National Weather Service says a series of storms are headed for the Northwest that will bring waves of rain with short breaks through the weekend.
Monday was another day of record high January temperatures in Western Washington.
Forecasters say the pattern of morning fog and sunny afternoons will likely end Wednesday as rain moves into Washington on Thursday.
Forecasters say the frigid temperatures in Washington will moderate over the next couple of days with the weather changing on Wednesday.
Officials at Mount Rainier National Park have temporarily closed park access at the Nisqually entrance because of flooding.
A blast of wintry weather blew into parts of the Rockies and Upper Midwest on Monday, bringing a foot of snow in some areas, along with plunging temperatures. The cold weather is expected to eventually blanket the central U.S. from the Rockies to the Great Lakes region.