Snowy Afternoon at Newman Lake's Atlas E Missile Silo | Weather
When we ask for snowy weather photos, we typically get a sneak peak into the backyards of our readers across the Inland Northwest. Charlie Lynch sent KXLY something over and beyond. A snowy afternoon at the Newman Lake Atlas E Missile Silo.
Around 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday he wrote, "The winds were really blowing strong for about 10 minutes with heavy snow flurries. Then the winds died down and the sky cleared up, so it is now half grey skies and half blue."
Lynch says he'll keep sending us photos during the next few hours and day. He supplied some history about the silo. It was built in 1959, closed in 1965. It remains in decent condition with limited water leakage, a common problem at other silos.
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Photos: What does a missile silo look like inside? Here's a view into another Atlas E silo located in Eastern Washington. They all have the same design, but the condition varies from silo to silo.