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Apr 5, 2012 at 12:39 PM PDT
Washington and Oregon average about 1 or 2 tornadoes a year each, and usually what few we get are quite weak and do minimal damage. But that was not the case 40 years ago today.
Mar 22, 2012 at 11:49 AM PDT
The snowstorm that struck the Willamette Valley and other parts of Northern Oregon and southern Washington was historic not just because it happened so late in the year (it's spring, for crying out loud!) but for the amounts that fell. The Portland...
Nov 24, 2011 at 11:13 AM PDT
For some reason, Scandinavia is not its frigid self, with unusually warm weather delaying the onset of winter in northern latitudes normally decked in white.
Aug 14, 2011 at 1:59 PM PDT
Scattered across the world's largest island, 80 percent covered by ice, small bands of specialists work long hours to discover how much of Greenland's ice will melt, and how quickly, in a world growing warmer.
Jul 12, 2011 at 3:17 PM PDT
As many of you already know, much of the nation remains gripped in a massive heat wave where triple digits have been the norm for well over a week -- some spots approaching two weeks. But unlike Arizona, when even when it's over 110 for ages...
Jun 30, 2011 at 11:00 AM PDT
The late George Carlin always wondered why weather measurements were taken at airports, because who lives at the airport? Now, new research suggests another reason why people wouldn't want to live near the airport -- it might rain and snow there a...
May 5, 2011 at 7:43 AM PDT
With the chilly spring mornings around here of late, you're probably well adept at dressing in layers. Those in the hot Arizona desert are also being told to dress in layers... of lip balm. A very strong thermal trough has been cooking the Desert...
Apr 28, 2011 at 1:13 PM PDT
Just thought I'd take today to give some random thoughts and statistics that I ran across while keeping tabs on the tornadoes that ravaged the south Wednesday. * The death toll is devastating and will go down as one of the worst, if not the...
Apr 5, 2011 at 5:00 AM PDT
Sometimes a forecast is for scattered showers. Then there is "isolated showers" and "numerous showers". Are we just pulling names from a hat? Actually, no -- at least, not where the National Weather Service is concerned. When you look at a...
Mar 30, 2011 at 10:16 AM PDT
The last round of storms that blew across much of the 400-mile-long range during the weekend added several feet to what has become a snowpack of historic proportions.
Mar 18, 2011 at 8:00 AM PDT
The purpose of the cloning is to restore the world's ancient forests.
Dec 12, 2010 at 4:25 PM PDT
PDX received more than 1 inch of rain Thursday and Saturday, marking the first time in more than three years that an inch of rain fell for two or more days in a month.
Oct 27, 2010 at 7:35 AM PDT
Update: After further review, the lowest pressure recorded at Big Fork, Minnesota was officially declared as 955.2 mb / 28.21" of mercury. The Minnesota State Climatology office has said this indeed appears to be the lowest pressure ever recorded in...
Oct 13, 2010 at 10:46 AM PDT
Federal regulators want to stop cell phone "bill shock" by requiring wireless companies to alert subscribers before they run out of minutes, hit data usage or text messaging caps or start racking up international roaming charges.
Jul 31, 2010 at 8:47 AM PDT
Cawker City, Kansas might be home to the biggest ball of twine in the world, but now Vivian, South Dakota has its own claim to fame: it can brag it is now home to the biggest hailstone ever found in the United States. When a severe thunderstorm...