Outdoors

Outdoors Fourth baby for endangered Puget Sound orcas Fourth baby for endangered Puget Sound orcas
The endangered population of killer whales that spend time in Washington state waters is experiencing a baby boom with a fourth baby orca documented this winter.
Outdoors Campgrounds on Diamond Lake open early Campgrounds on Diamond Lake open early
Unseasonably warm weather and low snow pack has created early recreational opportunities on the Umpqua National Forest. According to staff at Diamond Lake Resort, 1978 was the last year with weather this warm so early in the spring.
Outdoors Long range forecast: Heat is on - through next winter Long range forecast: Heat is on - through next winter
There's "relentless"... and then there's the current weather pattern that has had the Pacific Northwest running a meteorological version of months-long fever that still shows no signs of breaking anytime soon.