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Washington Braces For Heat Wave

The National Weather Service on Thursday issued excessive heat watches for the greater Puget Sound region, interior parts of southwest Washington as well as northwest Oregon.

CBS Seattle–06/25/2015

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Alaska Breaking Records With Unusually Hot, Dry Weather

Anyone visiting Alaska this week would be wise to pack plenty of shorts and T-shirts.

06/18/2015

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Scientists Say They’ve Solved Dirty Rain Mystery

Meteorologists at Washington State University say dust from a dry lake bed in Oregon got mixed with rain clouds, causing the dirty rain that fell in parts of Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

06/09/2015

File photo of a skydiver in the Cascades. (credit: Tim Matsui/Liaison/Getty Images)

Govenor Inslee Expands Drought Emergency Declaration

Citing projections that say this summer will have the lowest snowmelt in 64 years, Gov. Jay Inslee has expanded the state’s month-old drought emergency declaration.

CBS Seattle–04/17/2015

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State Projects Dust Storms And Fires For Eastern Washington

The state is warning that Eastern Washington faces a run of dust storms and wildfires in coming months, thanks to a looming drought.

CBS Seattle–03/18/2015

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Spring-Like Weather Forecast For Northwest

Northwest residents may think spring has arrived early as sunshine and high temperatures nearing 60 are forecast through the weekend.

CBS Seattle–03/04/2015

North Cascades (Photo by Tim Matsui/Liaison)

Few Inches Of Snow Falling In Washington Mountains

Forecasters expect skies to clear Saturday for a mostly sunny day, breezy in places and cool, with some lows in the 30s across Washington.

CBS Seattle–02/27/2015

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America The Beautiful (And Freezing)

Many parts of the U.S. have already broken records for snowfall and below zero temperatures while other parts have seen unseasonably warm temperatures.

02/25/2015

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Northwest Has Record Breaking Winter

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.

CBS Seattle–02/18/2015

Boston Blizzard 2015 (Photo by Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images)

Is Climate Change Behind The Northeast’s Extreme Winter Storms?

As a nor’easter prepares to pummel the Northeast, environmentalists have turned to climate change to explain this season’s storms.

02/10/2015

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