Northwest drought retreats; seasonal outlook turns colder, wetter

From the Capital Press

Oregon and Washington’s flash droughts are receding, and La Niña is shaping up in the Pacific Ocean, causing long-range forecasts for the Northwest to turn wetter and cooler, federal climatologists reported Thursday.

Some 64 percent of Washington is in a drought, down from 78 percent the week before, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. Oregon’s drought retreated to 28 percent of the state, down from 43 percent. Read the rest of the story here.