The National Weather Service says rain and showers forecast through Saturday in Western Washington will make the search and recovery effort at the Oso mudslide messy and also increase soil instability in the area.
By Phoebe Sedgman and Supunnabul Suwannakij, Bloomberg News
March 20, 2014 1:04 p.m.
MELBOURNE, Australia — An El Nino weather pattern, which can parch Australia and parts of Asia while bringing rains to South America, will probably develop by July, according to forecaster MDA Weather Services.
A vigorous but short-lived cold front rushed through Clark County about 3 p.m. Wednesday with a downpour and even some ice pellets mixed in. Fortunately the rain didn't last too long, as it was falling at the rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour.
While Clark County hasn't experienced the extreme winter weather seen in the Midwest and the East, our relatively harsh freeze-thaw cycle has put additional stress on roads, and local public works crews are busy filling potholes.
There was a little luck of the Irish during those sun breaks and even a few rainbows Monday. Don't know about that pot of gold. It was chilly for St. Patrick's Day, with snow down to the 1,000-foot level at times. Ice pellets and snow pellets were observed around the county. Plenty of green down here for us, while the higher foothills were sporting a coat of white.
By BRETT ZONGKER, Associated Press
March 17, 2014 9:30 a.m.
WASHINGTON — With a harsh winter that closed the federal government, schools and offices for several days this year, Washington and other parts of the U.S. seemed to be getting used to digging out of the snow and cold as yet another storm blew into Mid-Atlantic and up the East Coast on Monday.
There was quite a contrast of weather conditions Saturday afternoon across the Pacific Northwest. Forks, on the northern tip of the Washington coast, reported 50 degrees, gusty south winds and heavy rain. In just a few short hours it picked up 1.25 inches of rain. Ahead of the cold front Vancouver was 63 degrees and partly cloudy, and east of the mountains it was sunny with temperatures in the 65-to-70-degree range.
By JOHN SEEWER and JASON KEYSER, Associated Press
March 13, 2014 10:38 a.m.
MONTPELIER, Vt. — A late-season storm dumped more than 2 feet of snow on parts of northern New England before finally tapering off Thursday to end a trek that dashed hopes of spring, caused deadly pileups in Ohio and left numbing cold in its wake.
'Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay. My oh my, what a wonderful day! Plenty of sunshine heading my way. Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay." I don’t think I was the only one singing that old Disney tune Wednesday under those clear, sunny skies. Highs bounced into the low 60s making for a wonderful feeling weather-wise for all.
By JASON KEYSER, Associated Press
March 12, 2014 10:41 a.m.
CHICAGO — A wet snow forced residents of Chicago and the Midwest to once again break out shovels and slog to work along slippery roads and slow transit lines, a reality check for winter-weary residents who had just reveled in a day or so of spring-like temperatures. Along the storm's eastward track, upstate New York was gearing up for a blizzard.
When it rains it pours! That was the case Monday with widely scattered showers, some of which were frog stranglers. I mean heavy. There were some reports of hail with the showers and a clap of thunder was reported in the foothills.