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UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 12, 2018, 1:16 p.m.

House Call: Preparing for cold and flu season

If colds and flu made the rounds at your work or in your home last year, you may be wondering if there is anything you can do to prepare for …

Cold, dry climate shifts linked to Neanderthal disappearance

Ancient periods of cold and dry climate helped our species replace Neanderthals in Europe, a study suggests.

Brrr … Warm May gives way to cool June, but temperatures expected to heat up

A warmer-than-usual May has given way to a cooler start to June. But temperatures are expected to climb as high as the 90s by early next week.

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 19, 2018, 7:41 p.m.

Sure it’s cold, but it’s downright balmy compared to that Spokane winter of 1887-88

The cold of this week might as well be tropical compared to the low points of many Spokane winters.

UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 18, 2018, 9:33 p.m.

Snow to taper off as colder temperatures descend on the region

After a busy weather weekend that saw several inches of snow accumulation throughout the area, the Inland Northwest is due for its first big chill of the year.

Good thing fans are inside for coldest Super Bowl Sunday

The coldest Super Bowl Sunday won’t be felt inside cozy U.S. Bank Stadium.

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 7, 2018, 9:05 p.m.

For firefighters, bitter weather creates its own hazards

A cold snap that has plunged much of the nation into a deep freeze for weeks has also created a potentially deadly combination for firefighters: More fires caused by space …

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 2, 2018, 4:57 p.m.

Numbing cold taking toll in South; more frigid nights ahead

A prolonged stretch of brutal cold is taking a toll in the South, sending people in Atlanta to the emergency room seeking treatment for hypothermia and existing ailments made worse …

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 1, 2018, 7:17 p.m.

2018 starts with record cold in parts of the Midwest

Bone-chilling cold gripped much of the central U.S. as 2018 began Monday, breaking century-old records, icing over some New Year’s celebrations and leading to at least two deaths attributed to …

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 7:55 p.m.

Enduring cold snap creates headaches at home, on highways

Already winter-weary parts of the Midwest and East Coast are dealing with a mounting number of weather-related headaches, from highway pileups to frozen pipes and a rash of car thefts. …

Trump says East could use some ‘global warming’ this weekend

President Donald Trump says the East Coast “could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming” as bitterly cold temperatures are expected to freeze large swaths of the …

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 28, 2017, 9:20 p.m.

Brutal U.S. cold snap highlights higher energy costs

Plunging temperatures across half the country on Thursday underscored a stark reality for low-income Americans who rely on heating aid: Their dollars aren’t going to go as far this winter …

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 25, 2017, 1:57 p.m.

Christmas brings Northeast blizzard, bitter cold in Midwest

The good news for many in the Northeast and Midwest is that it’s a white Christmas. The bad news is a blizzard swept into parts of New England and bitter …

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 9:45 p.m.

Coldest January since 1979 sets the stage for new round of snow

The coldest January in Spokane since 1979 has set the stage for a new round of snow starting on Friday.

House Call: With flu and cold season upon us, comfort is the best medicine

As we get into the heart of winter, I am seeing an increasing number of patients with a cold or the flu. They both make you feel pretty miserable and …

SCRAPS: Bring in pets when wind chill hits, and give extra care to outdoor animals

As the temperature is expected to fall below zero and the wind picks up, the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service is reminding pet owners to take extra care of …

Recent cold snap didn’t harm wine grapes

The recent cold weather doesn’t appear to have damaged Eastern Washington’s 48,000 acres of wine grapes.

Gardening: Cold may help kill off pests, but also plants

It’s been a long time since we had a good hard winter. We haven’t been this cold since 2010, and its barely past the solstice and the formal start of …

Winter storm slams parts of U.S., causing accidents, deaths

A winter storm of snow, freezing rain and bone-chilling temperatures socked the nation’s mid-section and East Coast on Saturday, causing hundreds of accidents on icy roads and putting a crimp …

Dangerous wind chills puts parts of U.S. in deep freeze

Low temperatures and high winds have put the Northeastern U.S. in a deep freeze. Dangerous wind chills of 20 to 30 below in parts of the region made for some …

Temperatures overnight dipped to zero for first time since 2014

Temperatures are expected to plunge Friday as an arctic cold front moves into the Inland Northwest, bringing light winds and the occasional flurry of snow.

Dangerous wind chills, snow in Midwest; cold grips Northeast

Dangerously cold temperatures gripped the Upper Midwest in advance of a storm that’s expected to bring several inches of snow in coming days, while schools and officials in the Northeast …

Temperatures remained above zero in Spokane overnight; Coeur d’Alene fell to minus 4

The march of arctic air into the Inland Northwest this week is getting reinforced starting Thursday night with a new push of frigid cold. A Pacific storm that grazed the …

Frigid air spills into Lower 48 this week, in two brutal waves

Two shots of bitter cold air blast into the Lower 48 this week. In some areas, temperatures will drop more than 30 degrees below normal with punishing wind chills well …

100 years ago in Spokane: Cold snap brings August snow to Mount Spokane

From our archives, 100 years ago The headline was startling, considering it was August 19: “First Snow on Mount Spokane.”

House call: Home remedies help most sinus infections

How do you tell if you might have a sinus infection that needs treatment or a cold or the flu that you can just ride out? Cold and flu symptoms …

Cold nights, sunny days arrive on heels of massive windstorm

Cold air is heading into the Inland Northwest even as thousands of residents cope with life without electrical power and heat.

Cold comes calling, snow could be falling

Arctic air buffeted the Inland Northwest on Tuesday and is expected to hold its grip over the Inland Northwest through the weekend. A moist storm off the Pacific Ocean could …

Doug Clark: Mother Nature gave my EWU gig a chilly reception

ICE STATION CHENEY – How cold was it Saturday at Eastern Washington University’s triumphant football playoff game? So cold the band couldn’t perform outside with instruments.

Cold-weather tips help during frigid temperatures

This weekend’s frigid weather brings a list of warnings and tips for Christmas shoppers, skiers, travelers and sports fans. Temperatures are far below norms. Saturday’s low will flirt with zero, …