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‘Atmospheric River’ Smashes Records in Pacific Northwest

‘Atmospheric River’ Smashes Records in Pacific Northwest

  • Published: Sep 30th, 2013

A series of storms tapped into an "atmospheric river" to dump record amounts of rain in the Pacific Northwest.

A Forecast for the American West: Hot and Hotter

  • Published: Oct 4th, 2012

As intense as the wildfires have been this year, they provide just a glimpse of the future of the American West.

Image of the Day: The Tongue of the Malaspina Glacier

  • Published: Sep 9th, 2012

A satellite image shows the tongue of the Malaspina glacier, the largest glacier in Alaska.

Image of the Day: Drought Forces Cows to Moo-ve East

  • Published: Sep 4th, 2012

Ranchers out West are being forced to move their cattle eastward in order to escape extreme drought conditions.

Image of the Day: Low Water Flow Triggers Avian Cholera

  • Published: Apr 29th, 2012

More than 10,000 migrating birds in the U.S. have died from an outbreak of avian cholera caused by reduced water flowing through marshlands.

Rising Temps in Northwest May Impact Hydro, California

  • Published: Mar 2nd, 2012

In the coming decades, warmer temperatures could hamstring California's hydropower source in the Pacific Northwest.

Weird Winter Continues with Western Storms

  • Published: Jan 20th, 2012

Winter storms are hitting the West Coast, while much of the country remains milder and drier than average.

Seattle Sees Nearly a Year’s Worth of Snow in One Storm

  • Published: Jan 18th, 2012

With a major snowstorm hitting the Pacific Northwest, a look at the Seattle area's snowfall history.