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Rex Block
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La Nina - are you coming back?
Will we have another La Nina winter?  Many of you remember last year's La Nina winter that brought cold and snowy weather with several bouts of ice.   The Climate Prediction Center issued a La Nina Watch on September 14th and the next update will be issued ...
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Is the Smoke of 2017 worse than 2015 or 2012?
It is 10 PM on Thursday, September 7th. The city of Spokane and the rest of the Inland Northwest remain cloaked in thick wildfire smoke. As we discussed in the blog yesterday, this is not the first time this summer that smoke has blocked our views of nearby...
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The Smoky Summer of 2017
The summer of 2017 will be remembered as one of the smokiest
in memory for many residents of the Inland Northwest. So far this summer, our region has had three main smoke events. Event 1:   August 1st-13th -- Smoke from British Columbia. In early August, la...
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Hot weather ahead
It has been awhile since we last updated our blog, its been a busy spring season with quite a bit of flooding across the Inland NW.  After a record wet October through April for many, the weather has made a big turn towards a warmer and drier note.  And the...
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Wet recap plus warmer and windy weather ahead!
This fall and winter has sure been wet across the Inland NW!  This winter has also been on the cold side giving many areas above normal snowfall.  While it has been cold and snowy for quite some time, the pattern is about to change.  Let's look back first a...
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A wintry mess before the very wet and milder arrives next week?
So as we mentioned in our previous blog post, we are expecting to finally break out of this latest cold and dry weather pattern by early next week. So what is going to be responsible for this change? Here is a look at the current weather maps which are supp...
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Much warmer weather is expected next week after prolonged cold!
If you think this winter has a rather drastic change from the past several winters your senses are not deceiving you. When we began the month of November is seemed we would see yet another mild November, however as the calendars changed to December that not...
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How much does our snow weigh?
Many people are beginning to wonder how December of 2016 compared to the snowiest winter that the Inland Northwest had back in 2008. Along with that, we have received calls from people concerned about the weight of the snow on their roof. We will first look...
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Snowy weather ahead!
Those that are looking for more snow, we have some good news for you!  The Inland Northwest is entering an active winter pattern with cold and snowy weather.  While we are confident of this pattern, a complex situation is developing.  Let's take a closer lo...
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Active weather pattern setting up near Thanksgiving
Those that are traveling over the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend (Nov 23-27) may be impacted by several storms moving into the region.  The mountain passes will be especially impacted by snow and roads may resemble something like this... Since this forecast p...
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