BREMERTON, — Kitsap County health officials have closed shellfish harvesting in Hood Canal from the Bangor naval station south to ...
(Associated Press files)
October 19, 2012
Clouds flit across the west face of Mount Hood as seen near Boring, Ore., in February 2010. An El Niño-like winter could put a dent in typical snow packs by spring. Despite lingering uncertainty about the overall pattern, computer models are still consistently pointing toward lower-than-average precipitation, said Mike Halpert, deputy director of NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center in Maryland.