Snow pack experts are warning the Cascade Mountains don't have enough water to meet demands this summer. Snow pack is like a water savings account. When it melts slowly it provides water all year. When it melts quickly there will be none left by late summer and fall. The beautiful, dry spring we've had spells trouble.
They're not officially calling it a drought, but Kennewick Irrigation District officials say they're prepared to utilize their drought plans to ensure water will be delivered when and where it's needed, if necessary.
So often in the news we hear of snowmobilers caught in avalanches in the Blue Mountains or around Mt. Adams and Mt. Rainier. Watch a crew of snowmobilers as a friend tries to climb a mountain, then causes an avalanche and gets caught in it!
While a good chunk of the country is battling frigid temperatures, the Phoenix area seems to be in the midst of a heat wave that would make the sun feel like chillier than the Good Humor man's freezer.
Many are calling it the strangest weather phenomenon they've ever seen (but Youtube reveals several people have seen it). This week a Scottish river was home to several dozen frozen pancakes. Watch below for more videos of similar ice pancakes from around the world.
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