PMEL in the News
Crab larvae off Oregon and Washington suffering shell damage from ocean acidification, new research shows
Ocean acidification is damaging the shells of young Dungeness crab in the Northwest, an impact that scientists did not expect until much later this century, according to new research. Richard Feely is quoted.
Recent Cascade snow could help prevent summer drought and wildfires
This winter had a tough time getting started. In early December, the central Cascades had as little as 5% of the normal snowpack. By January 1, it was still less than 40%. State Climatologist Nick Bond with the University of Washington was betting that would turn around. And did it ever. "I didn't dream it was going to be this way," Bond said.
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.