Pullman sees quieter weather first week of school

Drier conditions, no snow forecasted

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The sun sets over the snow-covered hills of the Palouse, Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022.

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Life editor

Though Pullman saw rough weather conditions last week, the weather will start to calm down as students return to campus. 

Jon Fox, Spokane National Weather Service meteorologist, said even though Pullman received a lot of snow and strong winds last week, this week’s weather will be less extreme.

The weather in Pullman will be drier than what people have seen up until Wednesday at least, Fox said. There is a possibility of light rain on Thursday and Friday as well. 

“The weather looks really boring for most of the week,” he said. “We don’t anticipate any warnings are going to be needed for [the] area.”

Fox said while the weather conditions are getting better, people should still drive according to the conditions, and under the speed limit in snow, ice and slush.

Transportation Services Director Chris Boyan said to stay safe when driving in all weather, but if it starts to worsen, avoid driving if possible. 

Boyan said people could walk or take the bus if needed because it is better to be safe than sorry. 

“The fewer cars on the road, the safer it will be,” he said.

WSU Facilities Services are working on clearing up roads, sidewalks and parking lots still covered in snow and slush, Boyan said. 

“We’re working on clearing out the parking lots, so there’s room for people to park when they come back to the residence halls or need to commute back to campus,” he said. “When it snows, we’re all trying to do our best to keep up with it.”