forecast http://www.kplu.org en National Weather Service Says Big Floods Likely This Winter http://www.kplu.org/post/national-weather-service-says-big-floods-likely-winter <p>November, which marks the start of flood season in the Northwest, is just around the corner. And the National Weather Service says there is&nbsp;<a href="http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/forecasts.php?wfo=sew" target="_blank">high potential for rivers to burst their banks</a> from now through February.</p><p>This winter will bring what is known as a<a href="http://www.crh.noaa.gov/images/lot/2012-2013%20winter%20outlook%20for%20web.pdf">&nbsp;“neutral” weather pattern</a>; we won't see the milder El Ni<span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 16px;">ñ</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">o</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> nor the wetter, windier La </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ni</span><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 16px;">ñ</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">a</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> this winter. But that hardly means we get a break. </span></p><p>A neutral winter can mean&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">trouble for those who live or work near flood plains in western Washington as</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;it brings the highest number of so-called “Pineapple Express” events during which an atmospheric river forms off the coast.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 00:50:24 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 10738 at http://www.kplu.org National Weather Service Says Big Floods Likely This Winter Average July 4th: sunnier and warmer than you might think http://www.kplu.org/post/average-july-4th-sunnier-and-warmer-you-might-think <p>The weather for the 4<sup>th</sup> of July this year is looking pretty good, with scattered clouds in the forecast and highs in the low seventies.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>That&rsquo;s actually pretty typical, says Carl Carniglia with the national weather service in Seattle.&nbsp; He looked back at local statistics from the late 1800s to the present and found the historical data contradicts the cliché of rainy weather for Independence day.</p><p> Fri, 01 Jul 2011 22:10:58 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 2002 at http://www.kplu.org Average July 4th: sunnier and warmer than you might think