UW Today

April 9, 2015

‘Warm blob’ in Pacific Ocean linked to weird weather across the U.S.

A patch of warm water off the West Coast, nicknamed “the blob” by a UW scientist, is part of a larger shift in the Pacific Ocean that may be responsible for widespread weather changes.

November 18, 2013

Post-shutdown, UW Arctic research flights resume

UW researchers this month are on missions to fly above the Arctic Ocean to measure glacier melt, polar storms and Arctic sea ice.

August 30, 2013

New ocean forecast could help predict fish habitat six months in advance

UW researchers and federal scientists have developed the first long-term seasonal forecast of conditions for the Northwest ocean ecosystem.

July 19, 2013

Nighttime heat waves quadruple in Pacific Northwest

Nighttime heat waves — events where the nighttime low is unusually hot for at least three days in a row — are becoming more common in western Washington and Oregon.

December 31, 2012

In rain and snow at home, Seahawks much more likely to win

The Seahawks win four times as many home games as they lose when the weather is inclement, compared to less than two to one when it’s not.