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.
Anyone visiting Alaska this week would be wise to pack plenty of shorts and T-shirts.
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.
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.
The state is warning that Eastern Washington faces a run of dust storms and wildfires in coming months, thanks to a looming drought.
Northwest residents may think spring has arrived early as sunshine and high temperatures nearing 60 are forecast through the weekend.
Forecasters expect skies to clear Saturday for a mostly sunny day, breezy in places and cool, with some lows in the 30s across Washington.
Many parts of the U.S. have already broken records for snowfall and below zero temperatures while other parts have seen unseasonably warm temperatures.
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.
As a nor’easter prepares to pummel the Northeast, environmentalists have turned to climate change to explain this season’s storms.