Stories tagged: national weather service
Thu., March 17, 2016, 2:13 p.m.
As spring arrives temperatures could hit 60
Sunshine ushers spring into the Inland Northwest
Wed., 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.
Wed., 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.
Wed., 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: Mon., 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.
Wed., 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
Thu., 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 …
Fri., 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.
Tue., 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 …
Sun., 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 …
Sat., 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.
Tue., 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 …
Sun., 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.
Sat., 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.
Thu., June 25, 2015
Latest weekend forecast lowers triple-digit sizzle
The latest weather forecast is turning down the sizzle this weekend, but only by a degree or two. Sunday could still see highs of 102 to 104 degrees across the …
Thu., June 11, 2015, 3:31 p.m.
National Weather Service issues red-flag fire warning
Extremely low humidity and wind gusts of up to 30 mph will create perfect conditions for wildfires Friday in Eastern Washington, according to the National Weather Service in Spokane.
UPDATED: Fri., May 29, 2015, 9:38 p.m.
Power outages reported as severe thunderstorms roll through
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for east central Stevens County and central Pend Oreille County until 8:30 p.m.
Wed., May 27, 2015
Cold air funnel seen near I-90, Cheney
Weather watchers spotted what is known as a cold air funnel near Interstate 90 between Cheney and Medical Lake late Tuesday afternoon. A cold air funnel has the appearance of …
Sat., May 16, 2015, 6:21 p.m.
Flash flood warning issued for Whitman County
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for northeastern Whitman County,
Tue., April 7, 2015
Surprising showers set daily snow record
Those hoping for a balmy spring break in Spokane awoke to an icy surprise Monday – a layer of wet snow covering lawns, trees, shrubs and April’s earliest flowers. Falling …
Thu., Feb. 19, 2015
‘Punch hole clouds’ extend east of Spokane to North Idaho
Dawn unveiled an unusual and beautiful cloud formation Wednesday that was last documented in the Inland Northwest five years ago. A group of “punch hole clouds” formed to the east …
Wed., Jan. 28, 2015
Above-normal temperatures are likely through Feb. 8
A series of storms packing mild, moist air from the subtropical waters of the Pacific has left the Northwest with a leaner-than-normal snowpack. Lower elevations are seeing day after day …
Sat., Jan. 3, 2015, 5:23 p.m.
Winter storm warning issued ahead of heavy snow
The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued a winter storm warning for Eastern Washington and North Idaho ahead of a storm that is expected to dump several inches of …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 26, 2014, 2:52 p.m.
Snow, bitter cold on the way
Snow will begin to fall in the Spokane area around midnight Saturday, with up to six inches expected on the ground by Sunday morning. Even heavier snow is expected across …
Wed., Nov. 12, 2014
Cold comes calling, snow could be falling
Arctic air buffeted the Inland Northwest on Tuesday and is expected to hold its grip over the Inland Northwest through the weekend. A moist storm off the Pacific Ocean could …
Mon., Oct. 20, 2014, 10:40 a.m.
Rain storms bringing big weather change
A series of rain storms is going to bring a substantial change in weather this week across the Inland Northwest.
Sat., Oct. 18, 2014
Inland Northwest winter won’t be backbreaker, outlook says
The Inland Northwest should have a warmer- and drier-than-normal winter, the Climate Prediction Center said this week. If the prediction is correct, it will be the first time in five …
Tue., Sept. 2, 2014, 11:22 a.m.
Cold front to bring gusty winds tonight
A cold front is expected to pass over the Inland Northwest later today, bringing gusty winds during the evening hours.
Sun., Aug. 31, 2014
Hot harbinger: Torrid summer a glimpse into region’s future
Heat, massive wildfires and violent thunderstorms: The summer of 2014 will be remembered for its intensity and disruption. Climate scientists say it is also a look into the future.
Fri., Aug. 1, 2014, 3:46 p.m.
July was second warmest month in Spokane history
The average temperature in Spokane in July was 75.7 degrees. That was just below the hottest month ever in Spokane, July 1906, which had an average temperature of 75.9 degrees, …