Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Snow, but not at Terrace Park

Yesterday, Mr. Bauer and I took a trip across the state to a city called Yakima in Eastern Washington.  For those of you not familiar with Washington State, there is a mountain range called the Cascade Mountains that separates Eastern Washington with Western Washington.  Western Washington's winter weather is typically in the 40s and rainy.  Eastern Washington always has more snow in the winter, because it is colder.

(I tried to get a picture of some of the tallest peaks in the Cascades for our NJ weather friends, but it was snowing too hard.  In your online research, look for Mt. Adams, Mt. Rainier, and Mt. Stuart.  Each of these mountains are tall enough that they have snow year round.)

This is a picture of the area around Ellensburg, Washington.  As you can see from the picture, there aren't many tall fir trees like there are in Western Washington.  On the hill where I am standing, there is lots of sagebrush and it is dry most of the year.

What is your state like?

1 comment:

  1. These pictures are beautiful! Thank you for sharing them!!! You have had a lot more snow than we have this winter. Pictures on the way of our state! We are still on vacation but my student reporters were given the camera to take some weather photos during their time off.