August 22, 2008 in City

Weather goes to extreme measures

You could get whiplash watching the weather these days. The average high for this time of year is 82, and this month’s average isn’t far off as it boomerangs between last weekend’s record-hot 1
 
CHRISTOPHER ANDERSON photo

A fast-moving thunderstorm dumps rain and hail on Spokane on Thursday. This photo was taken looking east from the Palisades Park area atop Sunset Hill.
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Temperature expected tonight

in Spokane, the chilliest in more than a month and approaching record lows.

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Predicted overnight low for Deer Park and other parts of the region, bringing the possibility of frost.

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Days without measurable rain until Monday night’s storms.

It was Spokane’s sixth-longest

dry spell.

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Inches of rain in Porthill, Idaho, within 24 hours of Wednesday’s storm, smashing the 1979 record of 0.66 inches.

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Inches of precipitation at the Spokane airport Thursday.

Source: National

Weather Service


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