Northwest Winter http://www.kplu.org en Five Things You Should Know About The Art of Steelhead Fishing http://www.kplu.org/post/five-things-you-should-know-about-art-steelhead-fishing <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sean M. Gallagher grew up fishing steelhead. He's one of hundreds of sport fishermen who spend hours on riverbanks, seeking out the sparkling skin of rainbow trout known as steelhead.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Like some salmon, they come back from the ocean in winter to spawn upriver. But while salmon turn red and die when they return to their origins, steelhead live for several years in fresh water and get bigger —&nbsp;as big as 40 pounds while they are traversing regional rivers.</span></p><p>Gallagher, a first time-author, shares “the lures and lore of a Pacific Northwest icon” in his new two-volume book titled “<a href="http://www.wildriverpress.com/Wild-Steelhead.html" target="_blank">Wild Steelhead</a>.” <span style="line-height: 1.5;">We asked him for a primer on the fish he loves so much.</span></p><p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 13:01:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 11728 at http://www.kplu.org Five Things You Should Know About The Art of Steelhead Fishing Seattle's boring winter gets zesty this weekend http://www.kplu.org/post/seattles-boring-winter-gets-zesty-weekend <p></p><p>It's nothing like the major storms across the midwest and eastern U.S., but western Washington is tasting a little bit of winter, finally.</p><p>"After one of the most boring winters that I can ever remember, we are going to be getting heavy rain, good snow. We'll be getting some winds gusting up to 30 to 50 miles per hour, and big waves along the coast," says KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass, a professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 17:01:08 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 7844 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle's boring winter gets zesty this weekend Studded tire deadline extended for Wash. http://www.kplu.org/post/studded-tire-deadline-extended-wash <p>OLYMPIA, Wash. &mdash; The Washington Transportation Department has extended the deadline to remove studded tires to April 16.</p><p> Thu, 22 Mar 2012 13:41:30 +0000 The Associated Press 4520 at http://www.kplu.org Snowmageddon after all: Seattle says go home; state of emergency; 200,000+ without power http://www.kplu.org/post/snowmageddon-after-all-seattle-says-go-home-state-emergency-200000-without-power <p>Gov. Chris Gregoire has declared a state of emergency for an ice storm that landed on top of heavy snow in western Washington, causing treacherous travel, power outages and threats that buildings could collapse. So far, the storm has left more than 200,000 people without power.</p><p>Seattle city officials are asking residents to get home before dark, if possible, because they fear even worse icing conditions by night fall.</p><p>Ice closed Sea-Tac Airport in the early morning before one runway was reopened. The State Patrol said it had responded to about 2,300 accidents in a 24-hour period ending at 9 a.m. Thursday, roughly quadruple the average number.</p><p> Fri, 20 Jan 2012 00:32:00 +0000 Jake Ellison & The Associated Press 3811 at http://www.kplu.org Snowmageddon after all: Seattle says go home; state of emergency; 200,000+ without power