Stories tagged: heat
Thu., April 26, 2018, 5 a.m.
Weather breaks the 80-degree mark, but don’t expect it to last
Things are heating up in Spokane.
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 12:31 p.m.
Earth sweltered to 3rd-hottest August, summer on record
Earth just sweated through the third hottest August and summer on record.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 9:35 p.m.
Winds, fire, floods and quakes: A nutty run of nature
With four big hurricanes, a powerful earthquake and wildfires, it seems that nature recently has just gone nuts.
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: Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 10:51 p.m.
Not even desert safe from wildfire threat in blazing West
Triple-digit heat across much of the U.S. West hampered crews battling dozens of wildfires Thursday, including one threatening the main travel route to the Burning Man counterculture festival in the …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 9:38 p.m.
Western U.S. bakes, with heat expected into holiday weekend
Strong high pressure baked much of the West in high heat Wednesday, and forecasters said the siege would last into the Labor Day weekend and likely beyond.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 9:25 p.m.
July ranks 2nd for heat globally, hottest recorded on land
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday that Earth sweated to its second-hottest month since recordkeeping began in 1880.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 10:35 p.m.
Soggy Seattle does about-face with record dry streak
Soggy Seattle clocked the wettest winter on record just months ago. Now, the city known for its Gore-Tex and overcast days has gone in the other extreme: it’s in its …
Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 11:08 a.m.
Oregon farmers, vintners worry about heat damage to crops
Farmers and vineyard owners in Oregon are worrying that the extensive heat wave in the state may be doing damage to their crops.
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 9:36 p.m.
107 degrees. Heat-trapping gear. So why no heat illnesses at Hanford tank farms?
The temperature has soared to 107 degrees at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation this summer. In the tank farms, workers pull on three pairs of gloves, cover their faces with respirator …
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: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 9:35 p.m.
Northwest residents seek relief as heat wave bakes region
People in the Pacific Northwest were enduring another scorching day Thursday as temperatures pushed toward triple digits. The heat affected everything from transit to sporting events.
Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 1:42 p.m.
Energy Northwest under ‘no touch’ order during heat wave
The Bonneville Power Administration asked Energy Northwest not to do any significant maintenance or surveillance that in any way would jeopardize the Columbia Generating Station from operating at 100 percent …
Mon., July 31, 2017, 12:35 p.m.
Excessive heat warning issued for much of western Oregon
The National Weather Service in Portland has issued an excessive heat warning.
Mon., July 31, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Heat warning issued for Western Washington
An Excessive Heat Warning is set to go into effect for much of the interior of Western Washington this week.
Thu., July 20, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Ice cream sales soar as heatwave grips city
Spokane’s blistering heat wave continued without letup – and one local industry was reaping big profits. Spokane’s ice cream demand broke “all previous records,” according to the manager of one …
Wed., July 19, 2017, 2:46 p.m.
Judge orders Texas to lower temperature in sweltering prison
A federal judge Wednesday gave state prison officials 15 days to come up with a plan to lower the temperature to 88 degrees inside a Southeast Texas prison where attorneys …
Tue., July 18, 2017, 11:13 a.m.
First half of 2017 ranks 2nd hottest globally, behind 2016
The first half of 2017 was the second warmest on record for Earth, only behind last year.
Mon., July 17, 2017, 7:05 p.m.
Highs in the 80s will reign all week
Summer weather will continue through the week, with afternoon readings mainly in the 80s in Spokane.
UPDATED: Fri., July 14, 2017, 8:51 p.m.
How hot is too hot aboard an airliner? The law doesn’t say
Every day, tens of thousands of U.S. airline passengers settle into their seats, lower the window shades and reach up to twist the air vents without the benefit of something …
UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017, 3:53 p.m.
Extreme heat broils the Dakotas and Montana; flash drought takes toll on wheat crop
A massive and intense heat dome has spread over the northern Plains and mountain West, sucking moisture out of the soil, and may persist for weeks. The scorching heat and …
UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017, 10:06 p.m.
Hot weather primes area for wildfire danger
Two days of searing hot weather are going to send the fire danger soaring
UPDATED: Wed., June 28, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Scorching heat a possible factor in Arizona deaths
Officials are investigating the heat as a possible factor in 12 deaths in metro Phoenix last week as temperatures soared to 119 degrees.
UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017, 8:40 p.m.
Extreme heat making wildfire battle tougher in Southwest
An extreme heat wave in the Southwest U.S. made the fight against a series of wildfires more difficult Wednesday, including one that has destroyed at least four homes in an …
UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 2:35 p.m.
It’s so hot in Phoenix that airplanes can’t fly
Dozens of flights have been delayed and canceled out of Phoenix Sky Harbor on Tuesday as the city – and much of the region – withers under another day of …
UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 8:39 a.m.
Too hot to handle: Study shows Earth’s killer heat worsens
Killer heat is getting worse, a new study shows. Deadly heat waves like the one now broiling the American West are bigger killers than previously thought and they are going …
Mon., June 19, 2017, 1:32 p.m.
From Phoenix to Sacramento, West sweats through worst heat wave in decades
All-time heat records could be in jeopardy in the Southwest this week as a dome of hot, high pressure settles over the region. Triple-digit highs are in the forecast from …
Fri., June 16, 2017, 3:47 p.m.
Southwest U.S. preps for 120 temps
When bracing for 120 degrees, it’s all about the water. Drinking it, splashing in it to stay cool, and drinking it some more. A lot more.
UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017, 9:19 p.m.
Scorching weather breaking records in Northeast cities
Heat records were burning up Thursday in cities in the Northeast as the region gets a summer preview.
UPDATED: Mon., May 1, 2017, 11:30 p.m.
Sunshine and 80 degrees forecast Thursday offer a summer tease for Spokane
Unpack your shorts. It will hit the 70s, and maybe even the 80s this week.