Late February cold snap brings snow, record low temperatures

A few weeks ago, it looked like cold and snow may have been finished for the winter, but longer range models held out a bit of hope for one last wintery period around the final week of February. Those projections turned out to be correct, as the PNW is currently experiencing a brief but potent

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West coast ridging turns February into a spring month

Who flipped the switch? Just a few weeks ago, the winter of 2021-22 was wet, cold, and stormy in the PNW. The ridging that began in mid-January looked like a brief reprieve prior to the inevitable return to the chilly and wet weather that La NiƱa winters are often known for. The switch has yet

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