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  • Intolerable heat forecast for Persian Gulf

    WASHINGTON – If carbon dioxide emissions continue at their current pace, by the end of century parts of the Persian Gulf will sometimes be just too hot for the human …


  • Hot, dry Spokane summer breaks records

    It’s official. The three-month span from June 1 through Aug. 31 was the hottest and the driest summer on record in Spokane. The hot and dry conditions have caused extreme …


  • Tomato plants will need help beating the upcoming heat

    Our vegetable gardens are happy to see the cooler weather of the last week or so. Hot weather higher than 85 to 90 degrees delays fruit set and puts a …


  • Athletes, volunteers battle record heat at Coeur d’Alene Ironman

    A triathlon is never easy, but Sunday’s Ironman Coeur d’Alene may have pegged a new level of difficulty. That’s due to record-breaking heat that overwhelmed competitors, volunteers and spectators alike. …


  • 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.


  • Community garden keepers brace for heat

    If you want to enjoy your homegrown lettuce, you better pick it before the three-digit temperatures hit this weekend. That’s the advice of Teresa Sadler, garden coordinator at the Pumpkin …


  • Extremely hot weekend anticipated in Inland Northwest

    This weekend is a busy one in the region, with Hoopfest in Spokane and Ironman in Coeur d’Alene. Both events will bring lots of excitement, but the weather is looking …


  • Ironman adjusts start time for hot weather

    Concern about the weekend’s hot weather forecast has prompted Ironman Coeur d’Alene to move the start time for Sunday’s triathlon to 5:30 a.m., a half-hour earlier. “We will continue to …


  • Scorching heat on its way to Inland Northwest

    At what point does an Ironman melt? This weekend could reveal the answer. Record heat is expected to roast the region as tens of thousands of people head outside for …


  • 3-year-old Spirit Lake boy found dead in car

    A 3-year-old boy died, of apparent heat exposure, while trapped inside a car with two dogs in Spirit Lake.


  • Weather: Summer looks drier, warmer than usual

    Though the official start of summer is still 10 days away, temperatures are in the 90s. Monday, the temperature reached 96 – breaking the record for that date of 91 …


  • Summer car tough on stuff

    The steering wheel is too hot to touch and the bag of gummy bears you left in the console has melted into a multicolored glob. The seat burns through your …


  • Summer car tough on stuff

    The steering wheel is too hot to touch and the bag of gummy bears you left in the console has melted into a multicolored glob. The seat burns through your …


  • July was second warmest month in Spokane history

    The average temperature in Spokane in July was 75.7 degrees. That was just below the hottest month ever in Spokane, July 1906, which had an average temperature of 75.9 degrees, …


  • Heat’s on: Many turn to area waters to keep their cool

    The inflatable raft was piled high with everything two friends could possibly need for an afternoon at the Spokane River. Towels. Snacks and drinks. A folding chair, an umbrella. More …


  • An over the top finals

    MIAMI – Over the last 10 seasons, only one NBA player has been part of more wins than LeBron James. His name is Tim Duncan.


  • James, Duncan square off again

    Over the last 10 seasons, only one NBA player has been part of more wins than LeBron James. His name is Tim Duncan.


  • Extreme heat, cold felt around world in July

    July was the driest in history at the Spokane International Airport as only a trace amount of moisture was recorded. The normal precipitation for July is 0.64 inches. The average …


  • Washington heat to ease this weekend

    SPOKANE — More hot weather is forecast through Friday across Washington, but the National Weather Service says temperatures should ease back toward normal this weekend.


  • Heat not excessive by historical standards

    July has certainly been very warm across the Inland Northwest. In addition to the heat, the Spokane International Airport has seen only traces of precipitation. However, just about 40 miles …


  • Hot nights in Northwest becoming more common, study finds

    SEATTLE – Most Northwest heat waves are bearable, thanks to the cool breezes that blow in at night. But according to a new analysis from the University of Washington, hot …


  • Weather: ‘Heat bursts’ radically change temperature in moments

    On June 11, there was a rare 26-degree “heat burst” at Grand Island, Neb. The temperature at 2:53 a.m. was 73 degrees, but skyrocketed to 99 degrees at 5:10 a.m., …


  • Shaking off the heat

    As temperatures soared to near the century mark on Monday, people in and around Spokane turned to a time-honored tradition for beating the heat: They got all wet. Monday’s official …


  • Twice as nice for the Heat

    MIAMI — LeBron James had 37 points and 12 rebounds and the Miami Heat repeated as champions with a 95-88 victory over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 7 of …


  • International approach pays off

    SAN ANTONIO – The Spurs have long been the NBA’s gold standard when it comes to drafting and development, preferring to roll up their sleeves and scour the globe to …


  • Heat struggled at quarters’ end

    SAN ANTONIO – Until Tuesday night, the Miami Heat will be lamenting 8 bad minutes. Eight very bad minutes, actually.


  • Miami seeks modest win streak

    SAN ANTONIO – It was the compelling story of the NBA regular season, the Miami Heat making their run at the league-record mark of 33 consecutive victories. They fell six …


  • Big Three deliver as Heat even series

    Riding big performances from LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, the Heat tied the NBA Finals with a 109-93 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night in …

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