Stories tagged: national weather service
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.
THURSDAY, 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 …
THURSDAY, 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: FRIDAY, 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.
WEDNESDAY, 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 …
SATURDAY, 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,
TUESDAY, 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 …
THURSDAY, 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 …
WEDNESDAY, 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 …
SATURDAY, 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: FRIDAY, 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 …
WEDNESDAY, 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 …
MONDAY, 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.
SATURDAY, 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 …
TUESDAY, 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.
SUNDAY, 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.
FRIDAY, 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, …
TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2014
Heat’s on: Many turn to area waters to keep their cool
The inflatable raft was piled high with everything two friends could possibly need for an afternoon at the Spokane River. Towels. Snacks and drinks. A folding chair, an umbrella. More …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, JULY 17, 2014, 7:55 P.M.
Air quality alert issued for wildfire smoke
Air quality has worsened dramatically this afternoon after the National Weather Service posted an air quality alert for much of the Inland Northwest as winds drive Central Washington wildfire smoke …
TUESDAY, JULY 15, 2014
It’s doggone hot out there
A July heat wave across the Inland Northwest is going to strengthen today through Thursday, keeping temperatures in the 90s and perhaps triple digits. A weak upper-level low pressure area …
FRIDAY, MAY 30, 2014
Pend Oreille River to hit lowered flood stage
Warm weather starting today is expected to trigger renewed runoff from the higher elevations of the Rockies, sending the Pend Oreille River above flood stage next week, forecasters said Thursday. …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, 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 …
TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2014
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.
MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2014, 7:41 A.M.
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 …
FRIDAY, FEB. 14, 2014, 8:17 A.M.
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 …
TUESDAY, FEB. 11, 2014
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 …
TUESDAY, FEB. 4, 2014
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: THURSDAY, 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.