For years scientists suspected rain released "aromatics" that resulted in a distinctive smell, and also occasionally spread diseases such as e. coli. BUT THEY HAD NO IDEA HOW! Using special cameras they discovered the rain "bubbles" after impacting the ground and those bubbles release aromatics! Magnify those tiny bubbles a million times and you've got the "smell of rain" wafting through the breeze! See it for yourself:
Many are calling it the strangest weather phenomenon they've ever seen (but Youtube reveals several people have seen it). This week a Scottish river was home to several dozen frozen pancakes. Watch below for more videos of similar ice pancakes from around the world.
I hope you weren't expecting a package from UPS. Troopers are continuing the investigation into Thursday morning's commercial motor vehicle crash on Interstat e 84 involving a UPS semi truck pulling a set of double trailers.
We're supposed to get 3-5 inches tonight in the Mid Columbia! It's been COLD all week! According to weather cycles, we're due for a BAAAD winter. For today's Throwback Thursday, let's vote on what was the worst winter in recent memory:
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