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  • June 2018

    What a difference a month makes! From April's bitter cold to May's often above-average temperatures, it's all good for growers in the Northwest. The long-range forecast shows continued warmer and drier conditions in the Northwest. Then there's the southwest monsoon looming. This and more in this month's Weather Summary and Outlook from atmospheric scientist/top-40 meteorologist Dr. Eric Snodgrass. Read more.

  • May 2018

    Water, water everywhere (almost) throughout the Northwest helped fill reservoirs and erased Montana’s drought, although central and eastern Oregon and southern Idaho still lean toward the dry side. Still, it’s growing season for new crops…will May’s weather cooperate? And what does summer 2018 look like at this point? See the answers to these questions and more in this month’s Weather Summary and Outlook  from atmospheric scientist/top-40 meteorologist Dr. Eric Snodgrass. Read more.

  • April 2018

    What's the weather doing to cherries, wheat, dairy, cattle, potatoes, onions, forest products? Why does Montana seem to be in the crosshairs of a persistent, cold weather pattern? Will a colder, wetter spring give way to a warmer, drier summer? Read more.

Dr Eric SnodgrassDr. Eric Snodgrass is the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He serves on numerous committees and boards on campus, including the Illinois Teaching Advancement Board, Student Sustainability Committee and the Provost Task Force on Improving Large Enrollment Courses. Dr. Snodgrass' research initiatives focus on K-12 science education as well as weather forecasting applications in financial markets.