June 13, 2013 | Vol. 117 -- No. 8

Spring comes up short of normal precipitation

It may have been a different spring than we’ve been used to experiencing the past few years, but expect another typical summer in the Inland Northwest.

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That’s the conclusion from Eastern Washington University geography and meteorology professor Dr. Bob Quinn after looking at some of the factors that broke the mold residents have been used to the past few years.

Coming off a series of cool and wet springs where late precipitation boosted snowpack, and subsequently river flows and reservoir pools, the spring of 2013 has left the region wanting for more moisture. And there’s little hope...

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