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Tag: University of Washington

Nov.
6th

Skier, snowboarders thrilled to hear predictions of weak El Nino

As far as Northwest skiers and snowboarders are concerned it would be OK if they never saw La Nina’s brother.

They might not have a choice this winter, but forecasters say El Nino might not have the energy to live up to its dry personality anyway.

While the National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center forecasted an El Nino weather system for this winter, NWS meteorologist Johnny Burg says that forecast now calls for a weak El Nino or perhaps a neutral winter.

In La Nina winters, the Northwest tends to experience colder and wetter weather, typically meaning plenty of snow

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July
3rd

Former North Cascades National Park superintendent Keith Miller dies at 87

Former North Cascades National Park superintendent Keith Miller died recently in Bar Harbor Maine. He was 87. Miller started his 36-year career with the National Park Service as a ranger at Mount Rainier National Park. He attended graduate school at the University of Washington and was a middle school teacher in Seattle in the 1950s.

Here is the announcement posted this morning by the National Park Service:

 

Keith E. Miller, 87, retired career ranger, past superintendent of Acadia and North Cascades, and former ARD for Southwest Region, passed away on June 27th in Bar Harbor, Maine.

Keith was born

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