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Monthly Weather Summary and Outlook

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  • December 2018

    The wet season has started in fits and spurts, which is less than ideal for building up early season mountain snowpack – especially in Washington, Idaho and northern Oregon. Yet the quiet weather we will have to start the month is forecast to transition into a much more active pattern after the first week of December. Beyond this.... Read more.

  • November 2018

    More than a month into fall, we’ll finally see rain and snow flow into much of the Northwest, bringing moisture to newly planted crops. However, southern Oregon will continue to be dry, stretching the fire season into a few more weeks. Plus, “the Blob” returns…and we’re not talking Halloween.  Read more.

  • October 2018

    A stubborn trough sitting above the Northwest means cooler weather will hang on the first half of October, cold enough for snow at lower elevations in Montana. But will temps tick up one last time this fall, and if so, when? And what about the drought shriveling crops in parts of Europe and Australia? Find the answers and more in this month’s Weather Summary and Outlook article, supported with maps and charts from atmospheric scientist Eric Snodgrass.  Read more.

Eric SnodgrassEric 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. Eric Snodgrass' research initiatives focus on K-12 science education as well as weather forecasting applications in financial markets.