Stories tagged: national weather service
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.
UPDATED: Wed., March 8, 2017, 9 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
If you thought the worst of winter was over, you were wrong.