PMEL in the News
We interrupt this mild Puget Sound winter for some cold weather ... and snow?
The wind has been blowing and the snow has been falling in the mountains. Now it could get more wintry around Puget Sound. Washington climatologist Nick Bond told KUOW’s Patricia Murphy that the region's warm, wet winter could be interrupted.
The Blob plays role in Washington’s low snowpack
The heavy mountain snow that finally kicked in last weekend was the start of what meteorologists expect will be weeks of more normal mountain weather. The key question is if it will make up for the snowpack deficit that’s racked up through this winter so far. Nick Bond is quoted.
Storms this week expected to add needed depth to Washington snowpack
The first week of the new year is expected to bring a bounty of storms that will bolster the state’s snowpack, a vast and vital frozen reservoir that, as 2019 came to a close, was at about half its normal year-end depth. Nick Bond is quoted.
Sea-Tac Just Had Its Hottest Recorded Decade… Ever
We just finished the hottest decade ever recorded at Sea-Tac Airport—by a longshot. The average temperature at the Seattle area’s most watched weather station was 53.8 degrees Fahrenheit this decade, 1.5 degrees hotter than last decade’s average, and a startling 3.6 degrees hotter than the average temperature in the 1950s, when the airport's earliest weather data was collected. Nick Bond is quoted.
Warm 'blob' of hot water bigger than Texas heading towards South America
A warm "blob" of hot water reported to have formed in the Pacific Ocean near New Zealand is making its way towards South America. Nick Bond is referenced.