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Monday, December 10, 2018  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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National Weather Service predicts cooldown in Spokane

An unseasonably warm weekend in Spokane is expected to give way to cooler temperatures throughout this week, with a slight chance of rain on Tuesday and Wednesday and some snow …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018, 9:16 p.m.

Weather spotters are the ‘eyes in the field’

The National Weather Service’s forecasters in Portland can cross-reference regional radar stations, check satellites and look at remote weather sensors. However, according to meteorologist Amanda Bowen, sometimes what they really …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 4:12 p.m.

Spokane air quality worsened, then improved Thursday morning as students return to school

After days of easy breathing, Spokane’s air dipped into unhealthy ranges Thursday morning just as kids returned to school for the year.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018, 8:59 p.m.

Rain clears smoke … for now

About a quarter inch of rain fell over much of Eastern Washington and North Idaho Sunday and Monday morning, clearing out smoke and dampening the thirsty landscape.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 26, 2018, 2:55 p.m.

After morning smoke draws city back into ‘Unhealthy’ category, conditions improve Sunday afternoon

After a day of respite from wildfire smoke, Spokane’s air moved back into unhealthy ranges Sunday morning.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 9:54 p.m.

Possible overnight dry lightning causes red flag warning in Spokane; smoke may lessen from nighttime winds

The possibility of lightning prompted a red flag warning Thursday and into Friday morning for Spokane and the Palouse region.


Air quality could remain unhealthy until Friday

Air quality in the Spokane area dipped into the unhealthy ranges Tuesday and could remain so until Friday as the region became inundated with smoke from area wildfires.


Weathercatch: The West is a tinderbox – again

When the National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning early this week for much of Washington’s eastern half, it was no surprise.


As hot weather sears Spokane, local cooling tricks provide relief

The heat is on again today as much of Eastern Washington braces for hot weather flirting with 100 degrees. Some temperature records could fall amid an excessive heat warning that …


UPDATED: Mon., July 9, 2018, 9:33 p.m.

Red flag warning in Spokane due to overnight, morning thunderstorms

Forecasted wind gusts reaching 50 mph and lightning could combine to spark wildfires in the Columbia Basin, on the Palouse and near Spokane, the National Weather Service warned. The warning …


‘Challenging’ fire season predicted for Washington

Washington officials bracing for a challenging wildfire season after a hot, dry May.


UPDATED: Sun., June 10, 2018, 7:40 p.m.

Thousands lose power in Stevens and Spokane counties Sunday

Thousands were without power in northern Spokane County and the southern tip of Stevens County as the region experienced rolling thunderstorms and heavy wind.


UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018, 9:52 p.m.

Montana floodwaters near highest level in 100 years

Montana rescuers pulled a man from raging floodwaters and authorities warned of dangerous debris being swept downstream as water levels continued rising Friday in rivers and streams across the western …


Weather breaks the 80-degree mark, but don’t expect it to last

Things are heating up in Spokane.


UPDATED: Sun., March 11, 2018, 8:34 p.m.

Enjoy the balmy weather while you can – colder temperatures to descend midweek

Weather service meteorologists predict the springlike weather that began Saturday will carry into midweek, when temperatures will peak in the upper 50s and lower 60s on Tuesday. In the evenings, …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 9:20 p.m.

Snow expected throughout Inland Northwest overnight, with rain to follow

The first few days of March will see overnight snow with rain during the day, as temperatures struggle to reach 40 degrees in urban areas. Mountain regions could see significant …


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.


AccuWeather, feds trade blame for bogus tsunami warning

A private forecasting company took what was intended to be a routine National Weather Service test message and sent it to subscribers’ phones as an official tsunami warning Tuesday morning, …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 23, 2018, 11 p.m.

Snow will be back in Spokane starting Tuesday night; half foot or more expected to the north

Time to break out the shovels and snow gear again. Well, maybe not, depending on your latitude.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 8:32 p.m.

First snowstorm of 2018 in Spokane expected Wednesday night and Thursday

The National Weather Service is predicting 3 to 4 inches of snow to fall in the Spokane area Wednesday night and Thursday, with a larger forecast of 7 to 8 …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 25, 2017, 8:30 p.m.

Spokane wakes to white Christmas, slick roads

The dream of a white Christmas turned into a travel headache as new snow made for slick holiday driving.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 24, 2017, 7:39 p.m.

White Christmas watch: Snow predicted overnight Sunday for Santa’s arrival

The National Weather Service is predicting two to three inches of snow for Spokane and up to six inches in Pullman, Colfax, Lewiston and other southern points. Coeur d’Alene can …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 17, 2017, 8:27 p.m.

Respite on the way – temporarily – as temperatures rise, roads clear

This weekend’s flurry of snowstorms contributed to several hundred crashes and even more headaches as Inland Northwest residents navigated the often treacherous roads. Luckily for them, respite is on the …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 5:31 p.m.

Icy roads lead to several crashes and slide offs in Spokane region

Inland Northwest residents woke up to a shiny coat of ice on the roads Tuesday morning, leading to several crashes and slide offs.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 5:38 p.m.

Spokane will pick up leaves, after record-setting early season snowfall

Though the winter snow season has already begun, Spokane will still clear the streets of fallen leaves. The work began Monday and will continue through the middle of November. This …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 5, 2017, 7:24 p.m.

After respite, winter weather may return midweek; drivers encouraged to use caution

With the bulk of the weekend snow behind us, the Inland Northwest will get a small breather from winter weather. At least until the wet stuff returns midweek.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 11:26 p.m.

Snow expected in Spokane starting Friday

Yes, it’s going to snow this weekend. No, it’s not all doom and gloom.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 2:56 p.m.

Warm, sunny weather to close out October in the Inland Northwest

With afternoon temperatures in the 60s and overnight lows above the freezing mark, forecasters are predicting a mild, calm end to October.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 11:58 a.m.

Climate change at work? Weather Service calls for third straight mild winter

If you’re itching for outbreaks of the polar vortex and waist-deep snow, the upcoming winter may not be your cup of tea. And, thanks to climate change, the odds of …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 2:54 p.m.

Geologists warn of landslides in wildfire-scarred Gorge

Geologists for the state of Oregon are warning of the risk of major landslides in parts of the Columbia River Gorge that were hit by wildfires this year.