Causes and Consequences of the Pacific Warm “Blob”

This past year was a time of odd happenings. In the eastern Pacific Ocean, several tropical fish species were spotted well outside their normal swimming haunts. On land, drought persisted in the western United States along with record warmth west of the Cascades. At the same time, record low temperatures and high snowfall appeared along…

Featured Researcher Nick Bond, Washington State Climatologist

Washington State Climatologist Nick Bond sees himself as a generalist, not a specialist. But that’s the way he likes it. As state climatologist, Bond is responsible for assessing climate impacts on his state. This has not only given him the opportunity to learn a little bit about a lot of different things, but in the…