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UPDATED: Thu., March 6, 2014, 8:31 a.m.

Record rainfall causes flooding, road closures

Spokane broke a 64-year-old record for daily rainfall Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. Coupled with melting snow, high waters caused authorities to close some roads in outlying areas …


Forecast for region: Sloppy, with melt continuing

Say goodbye to lowland snow for now. Warmer temperatures and expected rainstorms Wednesday and Thursday have shifted attention from icy conditions to potential flooding.


Weekend snow closes passes, delays school

Spokane city crews worked overnight to clear five inches of snow that fell Sunday, blanketing the region and shutting down mountain passes. Forecasters say warmer conditions will round out the …


Soggy President’s Day weekend expected

Rain and snow are possibilities for each of the next seven days, National Weather Service forecasters say. Temperatures will remain at or above the freezing mark, but sunshine will be …


Coming rain raises threat of flooding across Inland Northwest

Cold and snowy will become wet and slushy well into next week as forecast heavy rains prompted a flood watch. An inch of rain or more could fall in Spokane …


Arctic wind brings Inland Northwest bitter, dangerous cold

Old Man Winter is turning downright mean this week, promising to bring some of the coldest and windiest weather of the season. An arctic blast will intensify during the day …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 30, 2014, 10:15 a.m.

Snow still a threat until 10 p.m. today

Snowfall will continue in the form of hit-or-miss showers across the Inland Northwest, forecasters said, but the sun should appear on Friday through Sunday as a cooling trend gets started.


Inland Northwest set for winter storms this week

A series of three winter storms are going to bring some needed new snow to the mountains of the Inland Northwest and a mix of snow and rain to lower …


Inland Northwest snow pack low as drought looms

A drought spreading across the Western United States is creeping closer to the Inland Northwest. The latest report from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows that abnormally dry conditions have moved …


Inland Northwest has seen very dry six-month period

The lack of snow and rain in the second half of 2013 has left the Inland Northwest way behind on accumulated precipitation. The National Weather Service on Thursday posted a …


Front and Center: John Livingston keeps region’s weather on his radar

From 1930 to 1983, the America’s Cup yacht race was contested in the waters off Rhode Island. So it’s not surprising that John Livingston, a native of Providence, grew up …


Cold-weather tips help during frigid temperatures

This weekend’s frigid weather brings a list of warnings and tips for Christmas shoppers, skiers, travelers and sports fans. Temperatures are far below norms. Saturday’s low will flirt with zero, …


National Weather Service issues winter storm warning; predicts heavy snowfall in mountains

Travelers be warned: The National Weather Service predicts a strong storm system will bring heavy mountain snow to Eastern Washington and the Idaho Panhandle early this week, along with frigid …


Record snowfall recorded Tuesday in Spokane

The National Weather Service reports 1.9 inches of snow fell Tuesday at Spokane International Airport. That total broke a daily record set in 1947. Wet and dreary conditions are expected …


Tornado reported in Western Washington

SEATTLE — The National Weather Service confirms the winds that damaged industrial buildings in western Washington, including a Boeing factory, were a tornado.


Possible record-setting heat in Washington

SEATTLE — The National Weather Service says a sunny, hot day Wednesday could set high temperature records in some places in Washington.


Above-normal temperatures this week in Washington

SEATTLE — Summer may be in its final weeks, but forecasters say it will make itself felt with above-normal temperatures this week in Washington.


National Weather Service issues flash flood warning

The U.S. National Weather Service has issued a flash flood alert for Eastern Washington.


Heavy rain expected in area over next few days

A Pacific storm system is expected to arrive over the Inland Northwest today and bring a major change to the sunny, warm weather in recent days. “Cool and rainy conditions …


Beware your Monday morning commute

Expect a slippery ride to work Monday morning as a snowstorm moves into the region Sunday night.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 19, 2012, 3:49 p.m.

Winter storm warning issued for region

The next round of snow is expected to develop over the Spokane area this afternoon and continue through the night with about 3 to 5 inches of accumulation.


Heavy snow expected tonight

A winter storm warning has been issued for the Spokane/Coeur d’Alene area by the National Weather Service beginning at 8 p.m. tonight. Experts are predicting up to three inches of …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 16, 2012, 5:18 p.m.

High winds expected Monday

The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for the Spokane/Coeur d’Alene area starting at 4 a.m. Monday. Winds brought in by a Pacific storm are expected to …


Slick conditions start the work week

As you head out on your morning commute, you may see street crews deicing and sanding Spokane’s arterials and intersections, primarily on hills.


First taste of the season for most

It may not say so on the calendar, but winter is here. While most areas only saw 1 to 3 inches of snow, the region’s first winter event blanketed a …


Spokane remains hot; possible respite near

Two big rounds of hot weather in July and August are making this the warmest summer in three years. A hot summer seemed unlikely during June, when nearly 3 inches …


Rain breaks records in Inland Northwest

Up to 7 inches of rain drenched the Inland Northwest this month, setting records at numerous locations across the region. An inch or more fell in areas north of Spokane …


Pacific storm promises heavy rainfall today

The Kootenai River at Bonners Ferry overflowed its banks on Monday with minor flooding, and forecasters said the river may rise to a foot above flood stage by today. High …


Landers: Lightning deserves utmost respect

Tornadoes and hurricanes make most of the headlines for weather- related disasters. But here’s the shocking news: The deadliest weather event is lightning.


Flood worries rising in region

The highest floodwater in 15 years is expected on the St. Joe River at St. Maries later this week as a fast-melting snowpack combines with heavy rain that’s forecast for …