Looking at temperature data over the last seven weeks, two Washington cities, Winthrop and Ephrata, have seen their warmest temperatures on record. The first seven weeks of the year have been the third warmest for Spokane and the second warmest for Pullman.
As far as precipitation goes, the Inland Northwest, like much of the western United States has been relatively dry. Despite recent rainfall, Spokane is about half an inch below normal for both the water and calendar year. Coeur d’Alene is running nearly three quarters of an inch below normal. Of course the lack of moisture has kept this season’s snow totals near record lows.
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