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Tuesday, February 27, 2024
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Weather & Climate

Officials search for solutions in water-stressed Singapore

February 26, 2024, 3:20pm Nation & World

A crack of thunder booms as dozens of screens in a locked office flash between live video of cars splashing through wet roads, drains sapping the streets dry, and reservoirs… Read story

Seattle’s Lake Washington getting warmer

February 26, 2024, 6:03am Latest News

ABOARD THE SOUNDGUARDIAN, Lake Washington — The region’s cold, watery heart is nestled between Seattle and the Eastside. It uniquely supports two major roadways atop floating bridges, has offered beachgoers… Read story

Wild weather’s coming: West readies for snow as Midwest gets a taste of summer

February 26, 2024, 11:35am Latest News

A powerful winter storm has started dumping snow that could reach several feet in higher elevations of the West on Monday while much of the central U.S. was basking in unseasonably warm conditions — at least for a few days. Windy conditions have raised the potential for fires in several states. Read story

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has released graphics showing sea-surface temperature anomalies across the globe. Experts say temperatures are record-hot on the heels of an already unprecedented summer of ocean heat.

Warm Atlantic waters concern hurricane forecasters

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has released graphics showing sea-surface temperature anomalies across the globe. Experts say temperatures are record-hot on the heels of an already unprecedented summer of ocean heat.

February 26, 2024, 6:02am Nation & World

Hurricane season is still months away, but warm winter waters in the Atlantic Ocean are already concerning some forecasters. Read story

Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

Weather Eye: Winter will return for remainder of February

Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

February 24, 2024, 6:00am Clark County News

Friday certainly fits the category of a “false spring,” with full sunshine and temperatures hovering around the 60-degree threshold. It was indeed chilly early Friday, however, with most areas dipping to the freezing mark and into the 20s in the rural areas. Vancouver’s official low was 33 degrees. Remember that… Read story

A paddle boarder paddles through water at Badwater Basin, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024, in Death Valley National Park, Calif. The basin, normally a salt flat, has filled from rain over the past few months.

Kayakers paddle in Death Valley after rains replenish lake in one of Earth’s driest spots

A paddle boarder paddles through water at Badwater Basin, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024, in Death Valley National Park, Calif. The basin, normally a salt flat, has filled from rain over the past few months.

February 23, 2024, 3:13pm Nation & World

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. — Kayakers have been paddling in one of the driest places on Earth after a series of record rain storms battered California’s Death Valley and replenished Lake Manly. Read story

California’s rainy season is here. What does it mean for water supply?

February 22, 2024, 1:40pm Nation & World

After a dry start to winter, California's rainy season is finally well under way. Read story

Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

Weather Eye: Cooler temperatures, snow possibly heading our way

Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

February 22, 2024, 6:00am Clark County News

OK, here we go again it seems. You may have seen a snowflake or two on your weather app for late this weekend and early next week. Let me explain. A major shift in the jet stream occurs Sunday as the polar jet dives southward out over the ocean and… Read story

FILE - A mechanized shovel loads a haul truck that can carry up to 250 tons of coal at the Spring Creek coal mine, April 4, 2013, near Decker, Mont. On Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024, a U.S. appeals court struck down a judge&rsquo;s 2022 order that imposed a moratorium on coal leasing from federal lands.

Court lifts moratorium on federal coal sales in a setback for Dems and environmentalists

FILE - A mechanized shovel loads a haul truck that can carry up to 250 tons of coal at the Spring Creek coal mine, April 4, 2013, near Decker, Mont. On Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024, a U.S. appeals court struck down a judge&rsquo;s 2022 order that imposed a moratorium on coal leasing from federal lands.

February 21, 2024, 4:36pm Nation & World

A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday struck down a moratorium on coal leasing from federal lands in a move that could open the door to future coal sales from vast, publicly owned reserves of the fuel that’s a major source of climate-changing greenhouse gases. Read story

FILE - Emissions rise from the smokestacks at the Jeffrey Energy Center coal power plant as the suns sets, near Emmett, Kan., Sept. 18, 2021. The Supreme Court&#039;s conservative majority seemed skeptical Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024, as a government lawyer argued that the Environmental Protection Agency should be allowed to continue enforcing its anti-air-pollution &quot;good neighbor&#039;&#039; rule.

Supreme Court seems skeptical of EPA’s ‘good neighbor’ rule on power plant pollution

FILE - Emissions rise from the smokestacks at the Jeffrey Energy Center coal power plant as the suns sets, near Emmett, Kan., Sept. 18, 2021. The Supreme Court&#039;s conservative majority seemed skeptical Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024, as a government lawyer argued that the Environmental Protection Agency should be allowed to continue enforcing its anti-air-pollution &quot;good neighbor&#039;&#039; rule.

February 21, 2024, 3:59pm Nation & World

The Supreme Court’s conservative majority seemed skeptical Wednesday as a government lawyer argued that the Environmental Protection Agency should be allowed to continue enforcing its anti-air-pollution “good neighbor” rule in 11 states while separate legal challenges continue around the country. Read story