The end-of-the-month blogs these days seem to write themselves, just change the month...
For the fourth time in the past six months, Seattle has set the record for all-time warmest month. March 2015 now joins brethren October, December and February as the warmest on record at Sea-Tac Airport (70 years of data) by average monthly temperature -- found by taking the high and low and divided by two.
The sometimes-eerie-looking "Hat" clouds -- officially known as lenticular clouds -- are no stranger to Mt. Rainier. But while to many it might just look like a cloud frozen in time, there is actually quite a bit of air movement involved in making the clouds.
KOMO News photographer Mitch Pittman was up hiking in the Cascades recently and managed to get this amazing time lapse video (above) of a lenticular cloud sitting atop Mt. Rainier. The video is a great illustration of the flow that goes into making the cloud's lens-type feature.
Scott's Note: The story was true when published on March 23, 2015. There have since been tornadoes in the Midwest as of March 25.
In proof that you can spin statistics in numerous ways, you could truthfully declare that Washington has been one of the most tornado-prone states in the nation this year.
That includes typical tornado alley stalwarts Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. At least as of March 23, they haven't had any tornadoes reported! They join 43 other states with that distinction.
As winter comes to a close Friday afternoon at 3:45 p.m., pardon us in Seattle if we hardly notice.
In fact, if it's felt like spring has been around a while, you'd be right, no matter what the calendar tells you.