The 1962 Columbus Day Storm was about the same strength as Hurricane Sandy, killing 50 people and causing significant damage throughout the Pacific Northwest. Read more about the history and science behind the Northwest’s severe storms; CSES‘ Nick Bond is quoted.
The competition between Washington and Oregon isn’t just on the football field. The state climate offices from each state are engaged in a friendly challenge to see who can sign up more volunteer rainfall observers. Read more here and learn how you can get involved! Karin Bumbaco, assistant state climatologist at the Office of the Washington State Climatologist, is quoted.
Ocean acidification is affecting our state’s oyster industry, and has been for seven years. That’s why Governor Gregoire put together a Blue Ribbon Panel for Ocean Acidification, which met on Wednesday to discuss the nature and implications of ocean acidification in Washington. Many of our CoEnv scientists sit on the panel. Read more here.