La Niña http://kplu.org en Second La Nina in a row brings rain but does that mean floods? http://kplu.org/post/second-la-nina-row-brings-rain-does-mean-floods <p>Climate experts have predicted a colder and wetter than normal winter on the way for Washington, thanks to a second year in a row of La Nina&rsquo;s effects.&nbsp;</p><p>While some people in the area will be happy about a surge in showers, a lot more are probably disappointed or worried.</p><p> Thu, 27 Oct 2011 22:30:36 +0000 Charla Bear 3015 at http://kplu.org Second La Nina in a row brings rain but does that mean floods? Clues to Washington's summer weather...or not http://kplu.org/post/clues-washingtons-summer-weatheror-not <p>With the first day of summer this week, it&rsquo;s finally beginning to look like it outside. If you think that&rsquo;s a good sign for the rest of the season, think again. There really isn&rsquo;t a good way to tell how summer will turn out.</p><p> Mon, 20 Jun 2011 13:00:00 +0000 Charla Bear 1905 at http://kplu.org Clues to Washington's summer weather...or not Cold, wet winter likely to push back Northwest fire season http://kplu.org/post/cold-wet-winter-likely-push-back-northwest-fire-season <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-966310.mp3</p><p>The southern part of the U.S. &ndash; Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California &ndash; will likely have significant wildfires this year. Already fire crews are battling more than a dozen fires just in Texas. But here in the Northwest, the fire outlook is much rosier. Fri, 29 Apr 2011 21:21:52 +0000 1296 at http://kplu.org Cold, wet winter likely to push back Northwest fire season La Niña turns out less severe in retrospect http://kplu.org/post/la-ni%C3%B1-turns-out-less-severe-retrospect <p>The Washington State Climatologist is out with a <a href="http://www.climate.washington.edu/events/2011winter/">report card on how the weather phenomenon La Niña treated the Northwest</a>. If you thought it&rsquo;s been wetter and colder than usual since November, you&rsquo;re right. But overall, this La Niña was milder than predicted. KPLU&#39;s Tom Banse reports:</p><p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-963141.mp3</p><p> Wed, 13 Apr 2011 21:15:34 +0000 Tom Banse 1196 at http://kplu.org La Niña turns out less severe in retrospect