WELCOME TO  GLENWOOD, WASHINGTON WEATHER
Glenwood is located at the foot of Mt Adams,  in the scenic                     
Glenwood Valley/Camas Prairie  of Klickitat County. 
Note.....Mt. Adams  is NOT in Klickitat County.
 
                         

PHOTO BY DARLISA [email protected] Starlisa.net

 

Tonight at sunset, look to the east for the rising moon and Jupiter

DARLISA'S PHOTOS OF WEDNESDAY SUNSET

PHOTO TAKEN BY MEG MCDONALD IN THE PALOUSE COUNTRY.  SHE CAPTURED  A LIGHTNING STORM, THE MOON AND THE MILKY WAY.

JUNE 1958

Forecasters: Prospects grow for warm Northwest winter


......Chances are rising that next winter will be warmer than usual in the Pacific Northwest, the National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center reported Thursday.

The outlook is largely based on the likelihood that the Pacific Ocean will heat up to El Nino conditions by fall, according to forecasters,

“Odds for above-normal temperatures continue to increase during the winter 2018-19 from the Pacific Northwest east to the Northern Great Plains and Upper Mississippi Valley,” according to center’s new seasonal forecast........

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SATURDAY

It's partly cloudy this morning but should clear up by the afternoon. Temps will be near 60 early and near 80 later. Moderate westerlies. No rainbows. Sunday looks clear and hot. Temps will be in the mid 50's early and low 90's in the afternoon. Light westerlies ramp up to strong westerlies after 5pm. No rainbows. We'll see clouds and some sprinkles or even short-lived drizzle Monday morning. Temps will be in the upper 50's early and low 70's later

CALIFORNIA QUAIL
Both males and females have the topknot
Weighs 4 to 8 ounces

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A LOOK INTO THE PAST

I got a chuckle out of this.  While searching for old news I came across this in the June 1958 Goldendale Sentinel.
Can you imagine how the headlines would read today?   

JUNE 1965

GLENWOOD--CAMAS PRAIRIE

Glenwood is a small farming, ranching and logging community located in the Glenwood Valley on the southeast side of Mt Adams.  In early days, the valley was called Camas Prairie, for the wild Camas plant that grows in the lake bottom and  was harvested by Native Americans. Sometimes it creates a field of blue that from a distance appears like water.      "Lake bottom" is what the locals refer to as the part of the valley that floods in the spring with snow melt.  It forms a large lake which eventually drains down the canal into the Mill Pond, then Outlet Creek and over Outlet Falls to the Klickitat River.
In the spring, the "lake bottom" turns purple with blooming Camas.  During the summer, the "lake bottom" becomes a grassy valley used by ranchers for hay and  home to ducks, geese, Sand hill cranes, swans,  elk, frogs, deer and any of us that want to gaze upon its beauty and diversity, although access to the "lake bottom" is limited since more than 6500 acres is owned by the Federal Government.   

Peter Conboy was one of the first to establish a homestead in the valley  and the Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge carries the family name.  But don't bring your boat expecting to find a lake to play in.  

The 1917 Washington Historical Quarterly of place names says:
   CAMAS PRAIRIE,  in Klickitat County north of Fulda and west of Conboy Lake.  On August 12, 1853, the railroad surveyors in command of Captain (later General)  George B. McClellan camped on the prairie and called it Tahk Prairie.  The United States land office map of 1897 shows the name Camas Prairie. 
 A common question we hear is..."Where's Glenwood?"  In fact...the Glenwood General Store sells T shirts that say,  "Where in the hell is Glenwood?"
The easiest answer is, "Go one hour east of Portland,  to Hood River.  Cross the Columbia River into Klickitat County Washington and we are  40 minutes north of White Salmon.  Trout Lake is to our west, Goldendale to the east and The Yakama Indian Reservation to the north. We are between the White Salmon and Klickitat River drainages.
 

If you have any questions about the Glenwood area send a message and I will try to find a knowledgeable person to answer them.
Thanks for visiting this website.
Laurene Eldred

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