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UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 29, 2019, 3:40 p.m.

It’s so hot in Australia that snakes are seeking refuge in people’s toilets

In Australia, snakes sometimes slither into suburban backyards and homes. When the weather gets warm, they lounge in the sun. When it gets hot, they seek cool places. When it …


Red alerts for Portugal, Spain amid smothering heat wave

Residents and tourists in Portugal and Spain stayed in the shade or flocked to the beach Saturday as southern Europe sweltered in a heat wave that has produced near-record temperatures …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 5:55 p.m.

Hot African air brings scorching heat, dust to Europe

Hot air from Africa is bringing a new heatwave to Europe, prompting health warnings about Sahara Desert dust and exceptionally high temperatures that are forecast to peak at 116.6 Fahrenheit …


Animals, crops and people all suffer amid Europe’s heatwave

The heatwave gripping large stretches of Europe has already been blamed for deadly forest fires and crop failures. Now freshwater fish could be its next victims.


Death Valley high of 124 degrees forecast in Southwest heat

Scorching heat radiated across the U.S. Southwest on Tuesday, with the highest temperatures expected in California’s Death Valley during a week that forecasters say could prove to be the region’s …


UPDATED: Sat., July 7, 2018, 9:44 p.m.

Wildfires sweep through California amid heat rage

Firefighters toiled in stifling heat Saturday on the lines of destructive wildfires across the U.S. West, making progress against some blazes while struggling to tame others that have forced evacuations …


Temperatures to peak mid-week in Spokane, flooding continues on Okanogan, Pend Oreille rivers

Spokane area residents can expect heat in the low to mid 80s, and flooding continues on the Okanogan and Pend Oreille rivers.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 2, 2017, 8:25 p.m.

Unofficial end of summer brings no heat relief in U.S. West

The heat has peaked for Southern California, but parts of Northern California are set to see it soar some more.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 11:56 a.m.

Ongoing ‘Lucifer’ heat wave stifles large swath of Europe

BELGRADE, Serbia – No wonder it’s been dubbed “Lucifer.” A relentless heat wave that gripped parts of Europe this week has sent temperatures soaring to record highs for several days, …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 10:09 p.m.

Air quality worsens, but rivers and lakes are still a draw to beat the heat

Air quality worsened on Friday, but the smoky air didn’t stop people from flocking to rivers and lakes.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 10:57 p.m.

Hot weather won’t let go

This summer’s extreme heat is going to continue well into next week along with smoky skies


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 1:59 p.m.

Heat wave persists as Spokane air quality drops

Air quality in Spokane deteriorated on Wednesday as wildfire smoke arrived on northerly and easterly winds


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 7:56 a.m.

Air quality alert issued for Spokane as hot weather combines with wildfire smoke

An extended heat wave will combine with winds to allow wildfire smoke to drift as far south as Spokane and across the region.


Heat wave settles over the Inland NW

Temperatures are expected to bake the Inland Northwest this week with highs going from the upper 90s to 100 or hotter


UPDATED: Fri., July 28, 2017, 9:12 p.m.

Next big heat wave arrives next week

The next big heat wave hits the Inland Northwest next week


Beat the heat: Region gets creative under sweeping heat wave

Here’s a look at how people are escaping – and embracing – the heat wave that’s sweeping over the Spokane area.


Triple digit temps on the way after Fourth

Highs near or above 100 degrees are expected after July Fourth


UPDATED: Fri., June 30, 2017, 7:58 p.m.

Hot weather set to bake Spokane next week

The National Weather Service this morning said that hot weather is likely to reach the Inland Northwest next Wednesday through Friday


India’s rising temperatures are already deadly, study shows

India is now two and a half times more likely to experience a deadly heat wave than a half century ago, and all it took was an increase in the …


Heat wave, drought showing no signs of letting up

PHILADELPHIA – The heat wave gripping parts of the country including Philadelphia, where tens of thousands are descending upon the city for the Democratic National Convention this week, is not …


Hoopfest draws crowds despite 102-degree heat

They drank a lot of water. They wrapped their heads with wet towels. They sat in the shade close to fans and misting stations. Some found sanctuary between games in …


Spokane sees hottest June day ever recorded

Saturday’s official high temperature is the hottest ever recorded in Spokane in June. But that record likely will last only one day.


Today’s record temperature for June likely will fall tomorrow

The official high temperature recorded at the Spokane International Airport – in the shade – was 102, the highest ever recorded in Spokane in June.


Heat could hit 100 at Hoopfest

As if it hasn’t been hot enough already, the National Weather Service on Friday said that a change in the weather pattern could bring a new round of heat – …


Section of U.S. 195 splits as Spokane sees record heat

The heat wave shattering temperature records across Eastern Washington was so intense that it caused a stretch of U.S. Highway 195 to rupture Monday, according to the Washington State Patrol. …


Hot forecast portends fire danger

An impending heat wave could put the Northwest in more fire danger. Washington State University meteorologist Nic Loyd said a heat wave will hit Sunday through Tuesday. In general, temperatures …


Dog found dead after being tied to fence

A dog was found dead on Tuesday after being tied up to a fence without water or shade, according to the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service.


It’s doggone hot out there

A July heat wave across the Inland Northwest is going to strengthen today through Thursday, keeping temperatures in the 90s and perhaps triple digits. A weak upper-level low pressure area …


Triple-digit temperatures forecast for Spokane area

SEATTLE — Triple-digit temperatures are forecast in Eastern Washington Monday and a record high temperature is forecast for Seattle as the heat wave peaks.


Eastern Washington will heat up this weekend

SPOKANE — The National Weather Service says the high pressure system responsible for heat in much of the country is building into the Northwest this weekend.