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The temperatures might not sound impressive — high 70s? Pleasantly warm, not sweltering — but for this Pacific Northwest city, it’s unprecedented.

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A widespread one to two inches of rain is possible locally.

The Earth's shape and bending of light by the atmosphere explain the departure from expectation.

  • David Policansky
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It spans the sky like a mega-size wad of chewing gum stretched taut. It glows from within, pulses gently and sometimes releases tentacles of dripping, green ectoplasm.

  • John Metcalfe
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The vernal equinox arrives Wednesday at 5:58 p.m. Eastern. This year, there's even a full moon on the first day of spring.

  • Justin Grieser
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Spring officially arrives this evening, but Mother Nature isn’t ready to bust out quite yet.

Satellite images show the extent of flooding in the midwest

Conditions remain rather tranquil through the day tomorrow. A coastal storm takes shape after that.

It's the first time in two decades that a full moon and spring's arrival have been so close together.

“Historic” flooding in the Midwest has killed at least four people, leveled bridges and submerged huge swaths of the region with bone-chilling floodwater.

The Golden State might be through with winter, but winter is not through with the Golden State.

  • Mike Branom
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Seasonably cool weather prevails, with the threat of rain on Thursday, our first full day of spring. A cool weekend start trends warmer by Sunday.

  • Matt Rogers
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The worst flooding in decades continues across parts of the Plains and Midwest.

Clear skies take over again tonight and into tomorrow.

You just have to know the date.

  • David Policansky
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Twice last week, local Weather Service offices were forced to go offline to escape Mother Nature’s fury.

  • Matthew Cappucci
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Temperatures most days this week should reach the 50s with little or no precipitation.

Surface temperatures will remain above freezing, which eliminates the chance for accumulation of any frozen precipitation that mixes in early tomorrow morning.

  • Greg Porter
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Don't worry, we don't expect any impact from potential snowflakes tonight.

  • Brian Jackson
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After tranquil conditions for much of Sunday, light rain mixed with sleet and snow moves in after dark.

  • Greg Porter
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After a few days of 70s, mid-March reality has returned.

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Current Snow Total
16.9"
Record Most Snow
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56.1"
Record Least Snow
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0.1"
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15.4"
Last Winter's Snow Total
7.8"

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