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Monthly Weather Summary and Outlook

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  • May 2019

    After a protracted cool, damp start to the Northwest’s spring, May is bringing on the beneficial heat. It looks like it may stick around for awhile. How long is awhile? Read more.

  • April 2019

    What can we look forward to during the rest of the Northwest rainy season (October to April)? Atmospheric scientist Eric Snodgrass covers regional drought, the Pacific jet stream, El Nino and more in April’s weather summary and outlook. Read more.

  • March 2019

    February 2019 will be remembered for its snow and bitterly cold air across the Northwest. When averaged, the Pacific Northwest recorded a top 10 coldest February aided mostly by Montana and Washington’s near record setting cold temperatures. Read more.

Eric SnodgrassEric Snodgrass is the Principal Atmospheric Scientist for Nutrien Ag Solutions, where he develops predictive, analytical software to help agricultural producers manage weather risk. His frequent weather updates focus on how high-impact weather events influence global agriculture productivity. Eric was the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 2006 to 2019, and is now an Adjunct Assistant Professor for the Department.