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Office of the Washington State Climatologist


February 8, 2019

Video: Washington’s state climatologist comments on Puget Sound snowstorms

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Nick Bond, Washington’s state climatologist, comments on the unusual weather in Western Washington.


November 26, 2018

UW, Tableau create interactive tool to explore more than a century of Pacific Northwest weather observations

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A new, free tool with temperature and precipitation records across Washington, Oregon, Idaho and western Montana as far back as 1881 lets users play around to discover significant trends. It also includes historical snow records for Washington state.


October 2, 2018

Video: Washington’s state climatologist predicts this will be an El Niño year

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Washington state climatologist Nick Bond explains what our upcoming El Niño winter means for the Pacific Northwest.


September 15, 2018

Video: Dry and warm — summer 2018 conditions in Washington state

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The assistant state climatologist, Karin Bumbaco, looks back on an unusually hot and dry summer — the third-hottest summer that Washington state has experienced since 1895.


July 19, 2013

Nighttime heat waves quadruple in Pacific Northwest

Downtown Seattle at night

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.