Flawed Heatwave Report Leads to False Headlines in Major Media

A failure that misinformed you and millions of others, and a failure that highlighted glaring weaknesses in the media’s ability to cover important scientific issues. And it revealed the disappointing…

Was Global Warming The Cause of the Great Northwest Heatwave? Science Says No.

The evidence for a predominantly natural origin of the high temperatures records of last week is compelling, with global warming marginally increasing the peak temperatures by perhaps a few degrees.…

New Podcast: Global Warming and the Northwest Heatwave, Plus the Weekend Forecast

Reposted from the Cliff Mass Weather Blog New Podcast: Global Warming and the Northwest Heatwave, Plus the Weekend Forecast The severe heatwave this week has been on everyone’s mind, for…

The Big Heat Post Mortem and the Next Few Days

Reposted from The Cliff Mass Weather Blog  It’s over.    Throughout the region, all-time temperature records have been broken, if not smashed.   Just to name a few: SeaTac hit 108F,…

Update on Northwest US Heat Wave Predictions

If this forecast verifies virtually every major observing location in the western WA and Oregon interior will achieve their all-time temperature record. And several of these locations have observations that…

The Greatest Heat Wave In (US) Northwest History?

The meteorological community is all abuzz about the forecast this weekend: several of the global models are predicting an extraordinarily unusual heatwave this weekend in the Pacific Northwest.

The Northwest (US) Snowpack Trend of the Past Fifty Years: The Truth May Surprise You

So the inescapable conclusion based upon snowpack observations is that there has been little trend in the amount of snow in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest during a period…

The Strongest Summer Jet Stream to Hit the Pacific Northwest EVER!

Reposted from the  Cliff Mass Weather and Climate Blog Thursday, July 18, 2019 The Strongest Summer Jet Stream to Hit the Pacific Northwest EVER! An extraordinary weather event has been…

Nighttime heat waves on the increase in Pacific NW

More examples of the nighttime heat sink effect of UHI. Asphalt, concrete, bricks and other infrastructure holds the energy from daytime solar insolation and releases it at night as LWIR.…

Pacific Export Terminals: The Raging Environmental War on Coal

Originally published in The Washington Times. Guest post by Steve Goreham Exports from the Pacific Northwest are an ongoing battleground in the environmental war on coal. Last week, the Sierra…

Shocker: burning trees release stored carbon

From the Department of Obvious Science and the USDA Forest Service – Pacific Northwest Research Station, comes this shocking headline: Washington’s forests will lose stored carbon as area burned by…

Willis on why Piers Corbyn claims such a high success rate

(elevated from a comment on the Putting Piers Corbyn to the test thread ) Willis Eschenbach says: Martin Gordon says: July 15, 2012 at 5:31 am I note that Piers…

Why the U.S East Coast heatwave was not unusual nor the number of record temperatures unprecedented.

This is a combination of two posts elsewhere that illustrate just how much hype and how little substance the MSM and blogs like Grist, Climate Progress. and Capital Weather Gang…

Linking the ENSO and PDO induced rainfall of the Pacific Northwest to proxy data in tree rings and lake sediments

From Penn State , another Mann paper with proxy sets, and a divergence problem. At least they are talking about the MWP, or as they call it, the Medieval Climate…

More uncertainty about warming – Study: Impact of warming climate doesn’t always translate to streamflow

From an OSU press release: CORVALLIS, Ore. – An analysis of 35 headwater basins in the United States and Canada found that the impact of warmer air temperatures on streamflow…

Hurricane-Force Wind Gusts, Heavy Snow to Hammer Northwest

For Immediate Release – AccuWeather News March 12, 2012 — State College, PA –As locations east of the Rockies experience Maylike warmth, residents in the Pacific Northwest are in for…

Climate change in the Pacific Northwest: still happening after all these years

From the University of Pittsburgh, refreshingly, no mention of AGW in this latest paper. Why, it’s almost as if, these extreme climate shifts occurred….naturally. 6,000-year climate record suggests longer droughts,…