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Extreme Heat Reverses Benefits Of Oregon’s Above-Average Snowpack

OPB | Aug. 8, 2017 11:56 a.m. | Portland

The benefits of an above-average snowpack measured in most locations statewide earlier this year have yet to be fully realized due to extreme heat.

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Rock Salt Approved For Use On I-84 In Oregon Next Winter

East Oregonian | Aug. 5, 2017 1:25 p.m.

The Oregon Department of Transportation will experiment with using rock salt on Interstate 84 between Boardman and the Idaho border during icy weather.

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FEMA Rejects Oregon's Request To Assist Rural Counties Slammed By Winter Storms

OPB | May 12, 2017 5:04 p.m.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency turned down a request by Oregon for relief funds to assist farmers hard hit by winter storms.

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Wet April Helps Oregon Snow Stick Around Longer

AP | May 1, 2017 11 a.m. | Bend, Oregon

Heavy rainfall in April has helped boost Oregon's snowpack after several years of below-average levels.

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Oregon's Wet Winter Good News For Some, Not So Good For Others

Statesman Journal | April 8, 2017 12:48 p.m.

Hydrologists say this winter was Oregon's wettest winter since 1999. For some, that's reason to celebrate. Others, not so much.

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Oregon's Snowpack Is Above Average, But Don't Celebrate Yet

OPB | March 30, 2017 4:45 p.m.

Researchers measured the snowpack on Mount Hood on Thursday. Oregon’s snowpack is at 125 percent of normal.  

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Oregon, Idaho Onion Industry Rebuilds Following Winter Damage

Capital Press | March 11, 2017 3:22 p.m. | Nyssa, Oregon

The region’s vibrant onion industry is rushing to rebuild their storage and packing facilities after 4 feet of snow and ice crushed the buildings and destroyed the onions and equipment inside.

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Scenes From The Thaw: Clear Lake Melting

OPB | Feb. 23, 2017 8:30 p.m.

Clear Lake in the Willamette National Forest is a popular recreation spot in the summer. During the spring thaw, however, it's so quiet you can hear the soft crackles and steady drips of a melting landscape.

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Avalanche Warning Issued For Mount Hood

Statesman Journal | Feb. 28, 2017 1:53 p.m.

A strong storm hitting Northwest mountains has created dangerous avalanche conditions in the Mount Hood area, officials said on Tuesday.

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Crews Struggle To Fix Roads Hammered By Snow And Rain East Of The Cascades

Northwest News Network | Feb. 22, 2017 3:20 p.m.

Roads in a large swath of central and eastern Washington and Oregon have been devastated by melting snow and heavy rain.

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What Happened To Mount Hood's Glacier Caves?

OPB | Feb. 14, 2017 11:13 a.m. | Mount Hood, Oregon

The spectacular glacier caves of Mount Hood collapsed and disappeared completely within just a few years of their discovery. Scientists are only now learning what happened.

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As Northwest Snow Recedes, Snow Removal Costs Tally Up

Northwest News Network | Feb. 14, 2017 8:15 a.m.

In Washington and Oregon, head-high piles of snow are starting to melt out east of the Cascades. But even Northwest cities that are used to clearing abundant snow are tallying up extra costs this winter.

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Travelers Stuck In Central Washington Moving Again After Passes Reopen

Northwest News Network | Feb. 10, 2017 2:32 p.m.

A major bottleneck in Ellensburg and other central Washington towns is loosening up as two of the main Cascade mountain highway passes reopened Friday.

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Oregon Governor Extends Statewide Emergency Declaration

OPB | Feb. 10, 2017 12:42 p.m. | Portland

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown extended a statewide emergency declaration Friday. The declaration will now last another 30 days.

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Portland Could Get Up To 4 Inches Of Snow Sunday

OPB | Feb. 4, 2017 1:47 p.m. | Portland

The Portland metro area could be in for another heaping helping of snow Sunday afternoon into Monday — or not. The area could see up to a foot of snow if temperatures drop low enough.

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Portland Promises More Plows, Salt For Next Winter Storm

Portland Tribune | Feb. 1, 2017 1:55 p.m.

Portland officials announced a new plan for winter weather in the city, calling for more plows, more salt and more streets cleared.

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Trump Frees Federal Aid For Oregon Winter Storm Relief

AP | Jan. 27, 2017 5 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Gov. Kate Brown had requested the Presidential Disaster Declaration. The storm caused more than $16 million in damage, including to hundreds of miles of publicly owned power lines.

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Oregon Senators Request Federal Relief For SE Oregon Snow

AP | Jan. 26, 2017 1:36 p.m. | Ontario, Oregon

The region received 16 inches of snow overnight on Jan. 18 on top of about two feet of existing snow. The accumulation caused numerous roofs to collapse and roads were impassable for days.

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Talking Business | Sister Cities Snow Sculpture | SCOTUS Nominees

OPB | Jan. 25, 2017 noon

How will the end of the TPP affect Oregon businesses? What is Portland's relationship like with our sister cities? What do we know about President Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees?

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Snow-Covered Buildings Collapsing In Rare Western Weather

AP | Jan. 24, 2017 1:54 p.m. | Boise

The accumulated weight of snow has crushed an old lumber mill in Oregon, the main grocery store in a small Idaho town, a sports complex in Alaska and a conference center in Colorado, among others.