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Powerful storm belts Methow, causing power outages, fires, downed trees

Powerful storm belts Methow, causing power outages, fires, downed trees

A sudden and intense storm cell rolled over North Central Washington in the early hours of Monday morning (June 25), causing downed trees, power outages and small fires throughout the valley. The storm, with wind gusts of 50 to 60 miles per hour, started at least three small fires between Twisp and Mazama.
Cool spring weather forecast supports outlook for above-average snowpack

Cool spring weather forecast supports outlook for above-average snowpack

Weather forecasts calling for a continued cool spring, combined with above-average snowpack in the mountains, means that most of Washington state can look forward to a favorable water supply this summer, according to a state water…
Early winter snowpack is promising for the Methow River basin

Early winter snowpack is promising for the Methow River basin

The new year began with a typical La Niña weather pattern, producing warm, wet conditions across Washington state, but comparatively cooler temperatures in the Methow Valley helped contribute to a healthy early winter snowpack. The jet stream is stationed this …

WEATHER ADVISORIES ISSUED FOR JANUARY 10-11

The Methow Valley is under two weather advisories tonight (Jan. 10) according to information provided by the National Weather Service: 1. Winter Storm Warning through 10 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 11) 2. Backcountry Avalanche Warning through 6 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 11) Light snow is expected to develop late tonight and a strong winter storm is expected...
Expect a cold, wet winter in the Northwest, thanks to La Niña

Expect a cold, wet winter in the Northwest, thanks to La Niña

t’s probably not overly optimistic to get those skis waxed, if they aren’t already. The Methow Valley can expect to see colder and wetter than normal weather during the coming winter, which starts officially in three weeks. That is thanks to La Niña conditions in the …
February snow accumulations brighten outlook for summer water

February snow accumulations brighten outlook for summer water

After an unusually cold and dry January, February brought a bounty of snow that made the water outlook a lot brighter throughout Washington. “We picked up good snow in most places,” said Scott Pattee, water supply specialist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service. What looked like a “dismal snow year” in January turned around last...
North Cascades snowpack readings holding steady; dry spell forecast

North Cascades snowpack readings holding steady; dry spell forecast

Despite dumping plentiful snow on valley floors, recent storms haven’t boosted the snowpack in local mountains as much as people might expect. “Even though we’re getting really good valley snow, it’s disproportionate to …
New weather reporting system now accessible at Methow Valley State Airport

New weather reporting system now accessible at Methow Valley State Airport

Pilots traveling in the Winthrop area can now access a new weather reporting system — also known as an automated weather observing system (AWOS) — at www.wsdot.wa.gov/aviation/AllStateAirports/Winthrop_MethowValleyState.htm. The newly installed AWOS is currently active and broadcasting weather conditions such as wind, rain and visibility to pilots in the area. The Washington State Department of Transportation’s (WSDOT) Aviation Division activated...
Warmer weather melting Twisp River ice dam that threatened to flood town

Warmer weather melting Twisp River ice dam that threatened to flood town

Two large ice dams that blocked sections of the Twisp River last week created concerns about potential flooding in Twisp, particularly at the River’s Edge Mobile Home Park, until the dams broke open on their own over the weekend.
Snowpack levels above normal after heavy storms

Snowpack levels above normal after heavy storms

A series of storms that dumped snow on the North Cascades during the second half of December helped bring the mountain snowpack to well above normal and eased fears about another year of extreme drought in Washington. In the Upper Columbia Basin, which includes the Methow Valley, snowpack readings are 139 percent of normal for …...