Why Is Spokane Wetter Than Wenatchee?
SEATTLE - You've probably heard how Sequim is one of the driest spots in Western Washington as the Olympics block most of the rain from reaching them. Well, Eastern Washington has it's own rain-blocker, called the Cascade Mountains.
As rain moves east into the Cascades, the air rises and squeezes out most of its moisture, leaving the western Cascade foothills with a soggy 60-80 inches of rain a year. But on the eastern/lee side of the Cascades, that air is now lost most of its moisture, leaving the eastern slopes and central basin mainly dry. Wenatchee gets about 8 inches of rain a year.
However, as that air nears the Idaho border, it begins to rise with the topography a bit, squeezing out a little more moisture, and leaving the eastern edge of the state with about 20 inches of rain a year.
Moonrise over Orondo WA taken from Entiat WA. I waited a long time for the moon to rise in this area. Shot with a 600mm lens.
These are various frames from a video taken Wednesday night
of a jet passing in front of the Apogee Moon. An Orion
short tube 80mm telescope and an Imaging Source Video Camera
were used to take these images.
My son Keoni Bananola Lamar is 8yr old. The video is when he was 6yrs. He started doing flips on a trampoline in his grandma back yard when he was 5yr. From the first time he got on the trampoline I knew he was fearless.