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  • THURSDAY, NOV. 17, 2016, 3:19 P.M.

    Earth’s warm October not record; 2016 likely record hot

    While last month merely tied for the world’s third warmest October in history, 2016 is still on track to be the hottest year on record, federal meteorologists said Thursday.


  • MONDAY, NOV. 14, 2016, 10:53 A.M.

    2016 set to break heat record despite slowdown in emissions

    Global temperatures are soaring toward a record high this year, the U.N. weather agency said Monday, while another report showed emissions of a key global warming gas have flattened out …


  • MONDAY, JULY 4, 2016, 6:45 P.M.

    NBA notebook: Pau Gasol, Spurs set on $30 million, 2-year deal

    The San Antonio Spurs didn’t waste any time after losing out in the Kevin Durant sweepstakes. The Spurs agreed to a two-year deal with veteran forward Pau Gasol on Monday, …


  • SATURDAY, JULY 2, 2016, 12:49 P.M.

    No dogs allowed on Phoenix trails in blazing heat

    When the temperature spikes, Phoenix trails will stay open for man but not for man’s best friend. City leaders on Thursday rejected a proposal to prohibit people from hiking in …


  • MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2016, 7:38 P.M.

    Extreme heatwave grips Southwest on 1st day of summer

    A severe heatwave ushered in the first day of summer Monday in the broiling Southwest, where extreme temperatures were blamed for at least five deaths over the weekend. Towns along …


  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2016, 3:32 P.M.

    Weathercatch: Heat comes early again this summer

    There’s a saying around the Pacific Northwest that summer doesn’t really start until after the Fourth of July.


  • MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2016, 6:30 P.M.

    June sizzles under El Nino warming

    This month’s heat wave is likely being caused by El Nino, forecasters said Monday


  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2016, 11:09 A.M.

    Earth breaks 12th straight monthly heat record

    Thanks to a combination of global warming and an El Nino, the planet shattered monthly heat records for an unprecedented 12th straight month, as April smashed the old record by …


  • TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2016, 9:39 A.M.

    U.S. breaks record for hottest winter

    Federal meteorologists say the winter that has just ended was the hottest in U.S. records, thanks to the combination of El Nino and man-made global warming.


  • WEDNESDAY, FEB. 17, 2016, 12:05 P.M.

    Earth sets 9th straight monthly heat record

    The January figures are in, and Earth’s string of hottest-months-on-record has now reached nine in a row. But NASA said January stood out: The temperature was above normal by the …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 26, 2015, 10:30 P.M.

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 3, 2015

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2015

    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 …


  • MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2015

    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. …


  • SUNDAY, JUNE 28, 2015

    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 …


  • SUNDAY, JUNE 28, 2015

    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.


  • SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 2015, 5:21 P.M.

    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.


  • THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2015

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2015

    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 …


  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2015

    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 …


  • TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2015

    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 …


  • FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 2015, 9:11 A.M.

    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.


  • THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2015

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, AUG. 14, 2014

    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 …


  • SATURDAY, AUG. 9, 2014

    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 …


  • FRIDAY, AUG. 1, 2014, 3:46 P.M.

    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, …


  • TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2014

    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 …


  • MONDAY, JUNE 2, 2014

    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.


  • SUNDAY, JUNE 1, 2014, 8:37 P.M.

    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.


  • THURSDAY, AUG. 8, 2013

    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 …


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