Winter seems to be off to a way-too-early start


Last updated 10/3/2019 at 9:35am

Paul Delaney

While it was just five days into fall, Eastern Washington University football fans had to dress like it was December for the Eagles' Big Sky Conference opener Sept. 28 at Roos Field. Former EWU athletics director Bill Chaves, now the AD at North Dakota, the Eagles' opponent, insisted he did not bring the weather with him from Grand Forks.

Among other weather records that were set last week, we just might have seen our shortest fall ever.

Just five days into the autumnal equinox - the fancy Latin term for the swing from summer to fall - much of the Inland Northwest got belted by winter, or at least a distant relative.

The area's summer, which in itself was significantly cooler than normal, drifted into history on Monday, Sept. 23. And then, bang, here comes the first measured snowfall in September since 1926 on Saturday, Sept. 28.

Officially, 3.3 inches of snow ultimately fell over Saturday and Sunday, easily eclipsing the 1....

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