Soggy Seattle Does About-face With Record Dry Streak
SEATTLE (AP) — Just months ago, soggy Seattle clocked the wettest winter on record.
Now, the city has gone in the other extreme: Seattle is now into its longest dry streak since the previous record was set in 1951.
The National Weather Service says as of Tuesday, 52 consecutive dry days have bee…
Western Wildfires Feed on Grass Brought on by Winter Rain
OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Wildfires driving people from their homes in California and throughout the West have had help from an unlikely source: the rain.
Major winter downpours that pulled the state out of years of drought also brought a layer of grass that early-summer fires are eating up...
Rain Helps Firefighters in Western Washington
GOLD BAR, Wash. (AP) — Rain and cooler weather is helping firefighters in Western Washington fight two wildfires in rough terrain. But fire officials say it will take a lot more than a gentle rain to put out the two fires burning in Snohomish County...
Cherry Crops Damaged by Rain
Recent showers have been bad news for some cherry growers in Central Washington.
Growers try to prevent wet cherries from splitting due to wet weather by drying them with wind turbines, air sprayers and hiring helicopters to fly over their orchards...

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