Stories tagged: snow pack
Wed., April 27, 2016, 5:14 p.m.
Record temperatures in April accelerate snow melt
Summertime temperatures in April accelerated the snow melt in Washington’s mountains, revising the outlook for summer water supplies.
Mon., March 7, 2016, 2:33 p.m.
Snow pack at 84 percent of normal for Spokane watershed
The Inland Northwest held onto most of its high-elevation snow pack last month, but warmer temperatures could lead to an early melt off.
Thu., Sept. 24, 2015, 12:16 p.m.
Drought not over, state officials say
Don’t let a bit of rain in the last few weeks fool you. Washington remains in a drought, state officials said Thursday.
Wed., Jan. 28, 2015
Above-normal temperatures are likely through Feb. 8
A series of storms packing mild, moist air from the subtropical waters of the Pacific has left the Northwest with a leaner-than-normal snowpack. Lower elevations are seeing day after day …
Sat., Jan. 4, 2014
Inland Northwest snow pack low as drought looms
A drought spreading across the Western United States is creeping closer to the Inland Northwest. The latest report from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows that abnormally dry conditions have moved …
Thu., April 11, 2013
Fly fishers relish various flows on cutthroat streams
Near average snowpack reports indicate Inland Northwest trout streams this season should settle into the sweet spot between prolonged runoff and low flows dangerous to trout survival. “It should be …
Thu., Dec. 27, 2012
Resorts’ early snowpack lays it on thick
December snowfall at Schweitzer Mountain Resort is the heaviest in nearly 30 years, the Sandpoint-area ski resort reported Wednesday. The ski hill has recorded 180 inches of new snow this …
Mon., March 14, 2011, 3:53 p.m.
Healthy snow pack to swell Inland NW rivers
The National Weather Service in Spokane today said they foresee an average chance that streams and rivers will reach flood stage this spring as a result of a larger-than-normal snow …
Sat., Feb. 12, 2011
Region’s snowpacks are about average
The moisture content in the Inland Northwest’s snowpacks is near or above average, according to measurements taken last week. The Spokane River basin was 90 percent of average, while the …
Thu., April 8, 2010, 9:57 a.m.
Despite late mountain snow, water outlook below average
Despite a series of early spring storms, the water supply outlook for the Spokane River remains well below average, according to the U.S. Natural Resources and Conservation Service.
Thu., March 11, 2010, 7:35 a.m.
Storm to persist until Saturday morning
A significant Pacific storm has spread from the northwest coast across the Inland Northwest today and is expected to continue bringing moisture tonight through the early hours on Saturday.
Mon., March 1, 2010, 11:21 a.m.
Gregoire wants $4.1 million for droughts
Gov. Chris Gregoire is asking the Legislature to set aside $4.1 million for drought-relief projects that may be needed to counter below-average mountain snowpack this winter.
Thu., March 12, 2009
Lower stream flow forecast, despite snow
Mountains in the Inland Northwest have enough snow to keep most of the region’s rivers flowing at 80 percent to 90 percent of normal, according to a water supply outlook …