Stories tagged: national weather service
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 2017, 5:48 A.M.
Ice storm warning issued for Spokane, Coeur d’Alene
A freezing rain storm is headed to Eastern Washington and North Idaho.
UPDATED: MONDAY, JAN. 16, 2017, 10:07 P.M.
“Wintry mess” heading to Inland Northwest before snow melt begins
The National Weather Service is expecting a “wintry mess” across the Inland Northwest Tuesday and Wednesday, leading to heavy ice accumulations and slick roads.
SUNDAY, JAN. 1, 2017, 4:42 P.M.
Blustery weather to drive wind chills below zero
Snow ushered in the new year Sunday in the Inland Northwest, but gusty winds and frigid temperatures are expected to put their stamp on the first week of 2017.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28, 2016, 4:16 P.M.
Meteorologist-in-charge retires after more than three decades of forecasting
John Livingston, meteorologist-in-charge of the National Weather Service bureau in Spokane has retired after more than two decades of forecast improvements
TUESDAY, DEC. 27, 2016, 5:51 A.M.
Spokane streets to get full plow
Spokane street crews have embarked on a full plowing operation of all city streets. The National Weather Service is predicting gusty winds in Spokane on Tuesday, following the snowstorm overnight. …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, DEC. 23, 2016, 6:30 P.M.
Icy streets cause crashes, slide-offs
Snow will keep falling on Spokane and Coeur d’Alene through Saturday night, and temperatures appear likely to drop on Sunday and Monday.
THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2016, 6:37 P.M.
Up to 6 inches of snow expected for Spokane, North Idaho
Up to 6 inches of snow expected in the Inland Northwest Friday and Saturday will make for treacherous holiday travel.
FRIDAY, DEC. 16, 2016, 8:23 A.M.
Temperatures overnight dipped to zero for first time since 2014
Temperatures are expected to plunge Friday as an arctic cold front moves into the Inland Northwest, bringing light winds and the occasional flurry of snow.
THURSDAY, NOV. 17, 2016, 5 A.M.
2015 windstorm whipped up by rare convergence of events
Pacific storms have long battered the region, but the one on Nov. 17, 2015 brought together nature’s forces in a most devastating way.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26, 2016, 5:42 P.M.
‘Viva La Nina!’ Snowstorms expected to blitz Spokane region this winter
Weather experts are seeing a likelihood that the Inland Northwest will get more snow than it has in the past two winters
THURSDAY, OCT. 20, 2016, 5:53 P.M.
Heavy rain brings flooding advisory for Spokane and Coeur d’Alene
A day of steady, sometimes heavy rain prompted the Spokane office of the National Weather Service to issue a flood advisory for Spokane and Kootenai counties Thursday evening.
FRIDAY, OCT. 14, 2016, 8:56 A.M.
Wind speeds in Spokane peaked Friday at 47 mph; wind, rain may linger Saturday
The Spokane area likely saw the worst of this weekend’s stormy weather early Friday morning, forecasters say.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5, 2016, 5:21 P.M.
Cold core funnel cloud spotted near Liberty Lake
A cold core funnel cloud was spotted near Mica Peak south of Liberty Lake Thursday afternoon, according to the Spokane office of the National Weather Service.
MONDAY, AUG. 22, 2016, 6:33 P.M.
Weather pattern often associated with wildfires, including the Big Burn
The weather system that whipped up Sunday’s fires is often associated with August wildfires, including the Big Burn of 1910.
TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2016, 10:46 A.M.
National Weather Service says strong tornado hit Montana town
A preliminary storm survey determined a tornado that hit the east-central Montana town of Baker last weekend reached the EF-3 level, matching the strongest tornadoes ever recorded in the state, …
SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 2016, 6:59 P.M.
Severe weather could give way to snow for Monday morning commute
After an afternoon of sometimes heavy rain and hail, forecasters say snow is possible throughout the area overnight. It’s uncertain if that snow will affect the Monday morning commute.
THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2016, 2:13 P.M.
As spring arrives temperatures could hit 60
Sunshine ushers spring into the Inland Northwest
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2016, 8:42 A.M.
Thousands without power after Western Washington storm
Officials say more than 10,000 customers around western Washington remained without power following blustery, rainy weather.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 24, 2016
Big thaw triggers unusual wintertime alert
Most of us are familiar with the hazardous weather alerts given by the National Weather Service, ranging from winter storm warnings and flood advisories to severe thunderstorm watches.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 30, 2015, 12:51 P.M.
Wind, heat, fire made a deadly weather mix in 2015
The year 2015 is going to be remembered for a series of extreme weather events that led to at least five deaths in the Inland Northwest.
UPDATED: MONDAY, DEC. 21, 2015, 2:30 P.M.
Winter storm warning in effect until 4 a.m. Tuesday
A winter storm warning has been issued for up to 8 inches of snow through Monday night.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 18, 2015, 8:31 P.M.
Four factors combined to make windstorm so strong
Tuesday’s storm brought together several weather factors that favor high winds
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 …
FRIDAY, AUG. 28, 2015, 10:46 P.M.
Firefighters brace for Saturday winds
A ferocious wind storm expected Saturday has put much of the state – much of it already on fire – on high alert.
TUESDAY, AUG. 25, 2015
Spokane’s searing summer sets records for heat, dry
The summer of 2015 will be the hottest and driest ever in Spokane. The National Weather Service on Monday said the period from June 1 to Aug. 24 is by …
SUNDAY, JULY 12, 2015
Spotty rain showers relieve parched Northwest
Rain Friday and Saturday provided much needed precipitation to the parched Inland Northwest. However, the amount and intensity of the rain varied greatly place to place. The Spokane International Airport …
SATURDAY, JULY 11, 2015, 4:25 P.M.
Today’s rain amounts varied greatly
Friday and Saturday’s rains provided much needed precipitation to the parched Inland Northwest.
TUESDAY, JULY 7, 2015
Weather forecast bad news for firefighters
As if firefighters don’t have enough trouble trying to stop wildfires across the region, the National Weather Service warns of lightning storms and wind gusts this afternoon. A weak cold …
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.