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Month: November 2017

Wet year in Utah helps the Great Salt Lake

Wet year in Utah helps the Great Salt Lake

Note: Lake levels mentioned in this article are from the Saltair Boat Harbor, near I-80 Exit 104. The last time the Great Salt Lake’s surface elevation was at its historical average of 4,200 feet above sea level was in the early 1990s. At that elevation, the lake is roughly 33 feet deep at its deepest point. In the 90s, the lake was coming down from a record elevation of 4,211.85 feet (putting the depth at 45 feet), but since then…

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Warm system for Thanksgiving week

Warm system for Thanksgiving week

An atmospheric river is setĀ up to douse almost the entire West Coast. Raising freezing levels today and tomorrow will aid Thanksgiving travelers the next couple of days, keeping snow off of the major passes. By midnight Monday night, the freezing level in much of Oregon will be above 9,000 feet with freezing levels remaining near 10,000 feet for the Pacific Northwest through Wednesday. I apologize in advance, I’ll be mentioning rain a lot in this post. While major highways won’t…

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Forecast for the Auburn Marching Band Competition

Forecast for the Auburn Marching Band Competition

I am friends with a lot of folks in the Tri-Cities who have siblings or kids in marching band. This weekend, they will be traveling over to the west side of the mountains to participate in a parade and competition in Auburn. As the weather here outside Reno is fairly chill, and this is the largest marching band competition in the state of Washington, I decided to write about the weather over there instead. Crossing the Pass There is a…

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Columbia Basin Snow Report

Columbia Basin Snow Report

Winter is making an early appearance today in the Tri-Cities, as several places woke up to a dusting of snow. Winter Weather Advisories are in place for the Blue Mountains as well as in Yakima. The Tri-Cities will likely see off and on rain and snow showers as this system continues to move through the region. Some of that snow may stick briefly in town, but don’t expect much and don’t expect it to last too long. If you’re traveling…

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