November 14, 2013 | Vol. 117 -- No. 30

This summer's thunderstorms proved to be rare events for region

For those residents who thought that some of our sudden big precipitation thunderstorms that rolled through the region throughout the summer might have been out of place, you’re right.

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“If we’re going to get any thunderstorms, they tend to be in the springtime, in May and June,” Bob Quinn, Eastern Washington University professor of meteorology said. “They are a combination of the North Pacific storm track tapping into that subtropical moisture off of California.”

Following 2012 where such storms were practically nonexistent, 2013 offered up some significant events that produced...

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