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This Winter Was Historically Wet In Seattle, Portland

AP | April 26, 2017 7:01 a.m. | Seattle

Soggy Seattle has broken another rainfall record, and Portland is inching closer to smashing its own record.

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It's Raining, But Wildfire Season Is Starting In Washington

OPB | April 14, 2017 2:39 p.m. | Portland

Despite a wet and windy spring, wildfire season officially begins in Washington state Saturday. Oregon’s fire season typically begins next month, depending on weather conditions.

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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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Massive Landslide Shuts Down Highway 503 In Southwest Washington

OPB | March 31, 2017 3:49 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

Washington commuters in Cowlitz County are dealing with a massive landslide that has shut down both lanes of state Route 503.

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Southwest Oregon Pear, Grape Growers Welcome Wet Winter

Medford Mail Tribune | March 14, 2017 12:42 p.m.

Medford already has exceeded the annual average precipitation total with 21.04 inches since Oct. 1, when the water year began, and is 8.31 inches above the normal count for this time of year.

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Northwest Wine Grape Scientists And Growers Study Weather Extremes

Northwest News Network | March 3, 2017 7:11 p.m.

Wine scientists and grape growers will converge in the Tri-Cities, Washington, next week to talk about how to produce high-quality wine when the climate is getting more extreme.

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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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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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Flooding Closes Oregon's Coastal Highway; Other Areas Hit

AP | Feb. 9, 2017 1:54 p.m. | Portland

The National Weather Service's weather map Thursday morning was a multi-colored puzzle of warnings, watches and advisories.

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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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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.

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Moda On Affordable Care Act | Portland's Snowpocalypse Postmortem | Ice Study

OPB | Jan. 23, 2017 noon

What do insurance companies think about possible changes to the Affordable Care Act? What do we all think about how Oregon dealt with the recent winter weather? And how is it that Antarctic ice could be growing, even if the climate is warming?

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Oregon Education Officials Offer Relief To Snow-Battered Schools

OPB | Jan. 19, 2017 3:03 p.m. | Portland

Oregon school districts have canceled as many as 13 days due to snow. State officials may let schools off the hook for two.

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Rampant Road Closures As Oregon Winter Weather Continues

OPB | Jan. 19, 2017 11:09 a.m. | Portland

The Portland area is already seeing landslides. Eastern Oregon is still frozen.

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Ice Storm Paralyzes Columbia River Gorge

AP | Jan. 18, 2017 4:39 p.m. | Troutdale, Oregon

An ice storm shut down major highways Wednesday in Oregon and Washington state and paralyzed towns in the Columbia River Gorge with up to 2 inches of ice.