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Monthly Weather Summary and Outlook

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  • January 2019

    It’s a new year! Bundle up for a cold start, which will quickly moderate. Will the drier parts of the Northwest get some longer-term relief? And what else can we expect, weather-wise? It’s tricky. Read more.

  • 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.

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.