Stories tagged: national weather service
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.
Tue., Aug. 7, 2018
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.
Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 6 a.m.
When the National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning early this week for much of Washington’s eastern half, it was no surprise.
Tue., July 31, 2018
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.
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 …
Wed., June 13, 2018, 5:30 a.m.
Washington officials bracing for a challenging wildfire season after a hot, dry May.
UPDATED: Sun., June 10, 2018, 7:40 p.m.
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 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 …
Thu., April 26, 2018, 5 a.m.
Things are heating up in Spokane.
UPDATED: Sun., March 11, 2018, 8:34 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 5:33 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 7:40 p.m.
Light northeasterly winds are bringing Montana wildfire smoke back into the Inland Northwest. Until winds shift Saturday, it’s likely the skies will remain hazy and unhealthy for groups sensitive to …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 10:27 p.m.
Spokane is on track to break its record for the second-longest dry spell Sunday, and could set a new one for longest dry spell if rain holds off the following …
Thu., June 1, 2017, 5:15 p.m.
After three hours on the first day of June, the record was broken for the wettest October through June since record-keeping began in 1895.
Thu., May 4, 2017, 9:36 p.m.
A series of thunderstorms rolling through Western Washington downed trees and power lines, but no serious injuries were reported.
Tue., April 4, 2017, 8:50 p.m.
The National Weather Service would have to boost research – including some from private companies – to improve forecasts and storm warnings under a bill headed to the president’s desk.