While I’m off this week, I asked journalists who attended the “Understanding Violent Weather” conference in Norman this spring to share what the weather’s been like in their corner of America.
Mike Prager of the Spokane Spokesman-Review sent this:
“All of the fishing folks in this region are excited about a big run of salmon and steelhead on the Columbia River this summer. Here is a link to the fish cam at Bonneville Dam to the east of Portland. The smaller, sleeker ones are steelhead. The bigger ones are likely chinook (or kings).”
He went on to say that when he went fishing off the mouth of “the Big C,” or Columbia River, “and the coho (silver salmon) were crazy everywhere. Lots of birds, including pelicans, and a few dolphins and gray whales. The inland weather has been hot and mostly dry. We got some rain last week to dampen the fire threat. Fire season hasn’t been too bad. No one hit by lightning here, but we did get some small tornadoes, outflow winds and funnel clouds earlier in the season.”