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And now, it's back to a normal spring weather pattern


Graphic by Brittani Montecucco/Cheney Free Press

Area precipitation in March from 2005 to 2014 is shown above.

After a strange start, winter returned to normal in February.

And normal is what we can expect our spring to be according to Eastern Washington University meteorological and geography professor, Bob Quinn.

Minor cold snaps that took temperatures into the teens in December and January - thanks to a large stationary high-pressure ridge that sat over the Pacific Northwest for much of the fall and early winter - were all part of a puzzling start to the season that gave us an unseasonably low 9.8 inches of snow through January.

Such conditions, Quinn said, are not at all unusual. "What's unusu...

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