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Atmospheric river brings ‘a fire hose of moisture’ to Northwest

December 21, 2019, 8:13pm Clark County News

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Northwest storm brings heavy rains, flooding concerns

December 20, 2019, 8:42am Northwest

SEATTLE (AP) -- A storm that has brought record rainfall to the Northwest has prompted flood warnings, disrupted train traffic, closed roads and caused some power outages. Read story

Why are raindrops smaller in Seattle? How do the mountains affect Puget Sound weather? Your rain questions, answered.

December 20, 2019, 8:42am Northwest

Although Seattle sees the occasional deluge, more often what shows up could be called drizzle or mist. The drops are smaller and more diffuse. It’s part of the reason we notoriously eschew umbrellas: We may bust them out to protect against heavy rain like we’ve gotten this week, but they’re no use when what’s outside is less a downpour than an omnipresent wetness. Read story

2 killed, dozens hurt, in snow squall wreck on interstate

December 19, 2019, 8:18am Nation & World

NEW COLUMBIA, Pa. — A section of Interstate 80 remained closed Thursday in central Pennsylvania hours after a multi-vehicle wreck in snow squalls left two people dead and dozens injured. Read story

Weather Eye: Get raincoat, boots; you’ll need them

December 19, 2019, 6:03am Clark County News

The rains are upon us and despite perhaps a brief slowdown today, at times it will pick up tonight and Friday. As of Wednesday afternoon, forecast models had 4-8 inches of rain along the coast and Coast Range and 3-5 inches over us here in Clark County. Our foothills to the east could get 8-10 inches of rain. All this in less than a three-day period. Read story

Weather officials: 24 tornadoes hit South over 2 days

December 18, 2019, 8:51am Nation & World

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — At least two dozen tornadoes hit the Southeast this week in a deadly outbreak of severe weather, assessments by the National Weather Service show. Read story

4 dead as suspected twisters, other storms batter the South

December 17, 2019, 12:23pm Latest News

ALEXANDRIA, La. — A swarm of tornadoes and storms that left a trail of destruction across the Southeast killed four people, injured at least a dozen more and left victims to bundle up against the cold as they picked up pieces of their homes Tuesday. Read story

Weather Eye: Heavy rain this week could make up for part of November dry spell

December 17, 2019, 5:58am Clark County News

Today is the calm before the storm. Heavy rain is developing and, depending on where the main band of precipitation ends up, it is going to be a deluge. We could make up for part or most of November’s dry spell in a couple days if we get 3 to 5 inches of rain in Clark County. Read story

Severe storms leave 3 dead across Deep South

December 16, 2019, 9:57am Nation & World

Three people are confirmed dead and a dozen more injured as a powerful storm front packing suspected tornadoes smashed into buildings, downed trees and left a trail of destruction around the Deep South on Monday, authorities said. Read story

5 killed in weather-related crashes in Missouri, Kansas

December 16, 2019, 9:51am Nation & World

BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — At least nine people have died in weather-related crashes in several Midwestern states amid a storm that dumped nearly a foot of snow in places, forced schools to close and snarled traffic, authorities said. Read story