Stories tagged: national weather service
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.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 7:40 p.m.
Smoky air returns to Spokane, likely to stay until the weekend
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.
No spikes in water usage as Spokane heads toward dry-spell record
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.
Seattle had wettest fall-winter-spring on record
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.
Thousands without power in Pacific Northwest thunderstorms
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.
Bill to improve weather forecasts heads to president’s desk
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.
UPDATED: Wed., March 8, 2017, 9 p.m.
Spokane’s season total for snow tops 60 inches for first time in six years
Spokane’s winter snow total topped 60 inches late Tuesday after 4.2 more inches fell at Spokane International Airport, the National Weather Service reported. The new total puts the city over …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 9:18 a.m.
Snowstorm that missed Spokane blankets parts of North Idaho
A snow storm that missed Spokane and Coeur d’Alene last night covered areas of north Idaho and parts of Shoshone county southeast of Coeur d’Alene in as much as a …
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 11:26 p.m.
Heavy snow misses Spokane area, but more expected to fall ahead of Monday morning commute
The worst of a winter storm appears to have missed Spokane, but more snow is on the way. The National Weather Service forecast previously called for up to 8 inches …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 25, 2017, 8:33 p.m.
Heavy snow headed for Eastern Washington, North Idaho
If you thought the worst of winter was over, you were wrong.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 10:51 p.m.
More rain coming this weekend
Batten down the hatches and keep the bailing buckets handy – the National Weather Service in Spokane is calling for another inch of rain by Tuesday.
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 5, 2017, 11:34 p.m.
Not much snow after all, but prepare for slush
The National Weather Service has canceled its storm advisory and no longer expects a second blanket of snow in the Spokane area this weekend.
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 22, 2017, 8:26 p.m.
Snow and rain will mix to usher in a ‘pretty quiet’ week of weather
After a dayslong break from heavy snow and rainfall, the Spokane area will experience some fresh snow Sunday evening – but it’s likely not going to stick around for long.
UPDATED: Wed., 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: Mon., 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.
Sun., 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.
Wed., 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
Tue., 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: Fri., 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.
Thu., 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.