Wildfires Threaten Homes, Pollute Air in Pacific NorthwestThe region has not seen rain since early June and high temperatures have primed it for big fires, Washington Deputy State Fire Marshal John Wabel said.
Seattle, Tacoma And Everett Enact Voluntary Water ReductionsThe City of Bellevue also asked residents and businesses to reduce their water use.
In Drought, Pacific Northwest Cities, Farms Face Water CutsA deepening drought in the Pacific Northwest is forcing some cities, farms and state agencies to cut back on water use.
Seattle Changes Water Supply Outlook From 'Good' To 'Fair'Due to higher-than-usual water consumption, hot June temperatures and record-low stream flows into reservoirs storage
Govenor Inslee Expands Drought Emergency DeclarationCiting 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.
State Projects Dust Storms And Fires For Eastern WashingtonThe state is warning that Eastern Washington faces a run of dust storms and wildfires in coming months, thanks to a looming drought.
Governor Declares Drought Emergency In Some Parts Of StateGov. Jay Inslee has declared a drought emergency for three regions in Washington state.
Warm February Takes Toll On Mountain Snowpack In WestWarm temperatures and a lack of snowfall in February have taken a toll on winter snowpack in the Cascade Mountains and other areas in the West, the U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service said Wednesday.
Six Food Favorites Affected By Climate ChangeThe effects of climate change are far-reaching, affecting not only weather, but more critical parts of human life such as food.
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.
5 Idaho Counties Designated As Drought AreasFederal officials have designated five Idaho counties as natural disaster areas due to recent drought conditions.
Officials: Storms Make Washington Drought Unlikely So much rain and snow has fallen across Washington state in recent weeks that there's little chance of a statewide drought being declared this year, water supply experts said Monday.