Articles tagged "pacific northwest"

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New winter storms invade Pacific Northwest, northern tier of the United States

Snow is falling across the Pacific Northwest and the northern Rockies as a cyclone invades from the Pacific Ocean, the Weather Prediction Center (WPC) reports. Winter Storm Watches are in effect for the Sierra Nevada of eastern California. Winter storm warnings and...

February 12, 2019

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Snow fell on parts of the US Northwest just days before first day of summer

Snow fell on parts of the US Northwest over the past weekend, just days before the first day of summer. This upper-level weather system, originating in the Gulf of Alaska, has sent temperatures plunging well below average across the region. In the higher elevations,...

June 11, 2018

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Atmospheric rivers eye Pacific Northwest and British Columbia, heavy rain expected

A frontal system will begin to approach the Pacific Northwest by Wednesday evening, October 18, 2017, with precipitation increasing throughout the day and into tonight. The same system will equally affect Canada's British Columbia. Heavy rain will continue...

October 18, 2017

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Pacific Northwest long overdue for major earthquake, population not prepared

The Pacific Northwest was once thought to be at a low risk for major earthquakes and tsunamis, but new research suggests this is not the case and the region is long overdue for a major one. The Washington state, for example, is unprepared for such an event, which...

October 24, 2016

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Record rainfall lashes Pacific Northwest, US, more precipitation on the way

The "Pineapple Express" storm system lashed the Pacific Northwest with an abundant amount of rain over the last few days. Several high precipitation records were broken, and this winter is set to become one of the wettest winters on record. Rivers...

February 17, 2016

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NASA's IMERG images abundant rainfall over the Pacific Northwest

NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission in combination with other satellites have been gathering data on abundant amounts of rainfall which wreaked havoc across the Pacific Northwest over the last couple of days. The heavy rainstorms are caused by...

December 11, 2015

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Large sinkhole swallows the road in Gresham, Portland

A large sinkhole swallowed a part of the road on Northeast Kane Drive in Gresham, Portland on December 8, 2015. The road collapsed and was split in half in an event which occurs roughly every 100 years, local media reports. Abundant amounts of rainfall which set new...

December 09, 2015

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A plume of deep moisture brings heavy flooding and landslides across the Pacific Northwest

Heavy rainfalls and strong winds battered the Pacific Northwest during December 7 and 8, 2015, triggering flooding and landslides across the area. A few areas have seen record amount of precipitation, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) and the...

December 08, 2015

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Tectonic earthquakes of the Pacific Northwest

Scientists from University of Portland and US Geological Survey have joined the forces with Earth Sciences Animated and Mount Tabor Middle School Portland to create an animated video explaining tectonic earthquakes of the Pacific Northwest. The video describes the...

October 08, 2015

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El Nino will get more extreme

El Niño and La Niña are the warm and cold phases, respectively, of the pattern known as the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) in the eastern half of the tropical Pacific. Forecasting how this pattern will behave a few months in advance is now...

May 18, 2011