By Dennis Hull
NOAA Warning Coordinator Meteorologist 

NWS offers its top weather stories


Members of the National Weather Service in Pendleton have voted on what they consider the area’s top weather-related stories of 2015. They include:

Drought: severe to extreme drought conditions gripped eastern Washington and Eastern Oregon during the 2014-15 Water Year. During the summer, no measurable rainfall was recorded at Kennewick and Moxee City in Washington and it was the driest summer on record at Pendleton and Pelton Dam Oregon and Dayton and Ellensburg Washington. Irrigation water was restricted which impacted agriculture. Stream flows were reduced which impacted water quality and water temperature and resulted in fish kills.

Multiple wildfires: from June through October, 14...

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