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UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019, 9:20 p.m.

Rain keeps falling Friday as city tries to clean up after downpour

Rain continued falling Friday as Spokane tried to dry out from storms that flooded downtown businesses and damaged streets during Thursday’s evening commute. A National Weather Service meteorologist said reports …


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 5:44 p.m.

Storm soaks Spokane; more rainfall barreling in across West Plains

A fast-moving storm hit Spokane Thursday afternoon, bringing with it thunder, lightning and a heavy downpour and flooding across the city.


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 9:40 p.m.

Thunderstorms drench Spokane and flood roads and businesses

A flood watch was in effect across Eastern Washington and North Idaho as heavy rain and thunderstorms began Thursday afternoon.


Weather Service says more rain coming to Palouse this week

City officials in Pullman say they usually have 12 to 24 hours to prepare for potential flooding.


UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019, 11:41 a.m.

Flash flooding damages homes, cars and businesses in Pullman, Moscow

Heavy rain caused flash flooding Tuesday night in Pullman and Moscow, sweeping up cars, damaging buildings and trapping about two dozen people inside businesses.


UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 10:37 p.m.

Up to an inch of snow could fall overnight

Predicted overnight snow will likely lead to an icy and perhaps snowy Thursday morning commute, a reminder that winter isn’t over.


Floods isolate 2 California towns, storm dumps snow in West

Two communities in Northern California’s wine country were accessible only by boat Wednesday after a rain-swollen river overflowed its banks following a relentless downpour across an already waterlogged region.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:15 p.m.

Up to 4 inches of snow expected in Spokane by Wednesday evening; even more in Pullman, Coeur d’Alene

The National Weather Service said Spokane will get 3 to 4 inches of snow between 10 a.m. Tuesday and 4 p.m. Wednesday, while Coeur d’Alene will get 4 to 6 …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:09 p.m.

Longtime chef, bartender take over ownership at downtown’s Scratch and Rain

Two employees and one of their spouses have purchased the restaurant and bar and are planning to largely keep things the same while they get comfortable in their new roles. …


Holiday travel numbers expected to hit a record high; snow possible in low-lying areas of Eastern Washington

The trade group AAA estimates a 4.4 percent increase in holiday travel nationwide this year compared to 2017, and weather conditions are expected to be wet and potentially snowy in …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 28, 2018, 10:12 p.m.

Heavy rain causes flooding, leaves drivers stranded in water

A strong thunderstorm dumped copious amounts of rain in the South Sound, leading to some urban flooding in Tacoma, Washington.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 3:47 p.m.

Rain hinders search but helps nearly put out California fire

Rain is helping to extinguish a deadly wildfire in Northern California’s Gold Rush country, but the moisture is also turning ash into thick paste and hindering the hunt for telltale …


National Weather Service predicts cooldown in Spokane

An unseasonably warm weekend in Spokane is expected to give way to cooler temperatures throughout this week, with a slight chance of rain on Tuesday and Wednesday and some snow …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 4, 2018, 8:11 p.m.

Rain runoff leads to fatalities, dam danger in Arizona

The impact of remnants from Tropical Storm Rosa was still rippling across Arizona Thursday as a collision on a washed out highway near the Grand Canyon left one person dead …


Three people missing after storm pounds Greece with heavy rain

Greek authorities are looking for three missing people on a Greek island after a rare and powerful Mediterranean storm dumped heavy rain on the region.


Ask Dr. Universe: Can the sound of rain help us sleep?

All around the world, people fall asleep to different sounds. Maybe you hear a snoring dog, whooshing waves, noisy traffic, chirping crickets, a soft lullaby, or raindrops.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 12:02 p.m.

Flood victims get food and water; rain spreads to Northeast

Stranded by Florence’s epic floods days after the hurricane hit North Carolina, Wilmington residents lined up by the hundreds Tuesday for free food, water and tarps, while officials managed to …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 16, 2018, 10:19 p.m.

Flooding fears surge as rivers rise; Wilmington cut off

Catastrophic flooding from Florence spread across the Carolinas on Sunday, with roads to Wilmington cut off by the epic deluge and muddy river water swamping entire neighborhoods miles inland. “The …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 8:42 p.m.

‘Threat becomes a reality’: Florence begins days of rain, wind

Hurricane Florence’s leading edge battered the Carolina coast Thursday, bending trees and shooting frothy sea water over streets on the Outer Banks, as the hulking storm closed in with 105 …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018, 8:59 p.m.

Rain clears smoke … for now

About a quarter inch of rain fell over much of Eastern Washington and North Idaho Sunday and Monday morning, clearing out smoke and dampening the thirsty landscape.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 26, 2018, 11:40 a.m.

Lane brought record rain to Hawaii, but lost its wallop

Hurricane Lane secured its place in the history books before it quickly dissipated into a tropical storm and moved off from Hawaii. The storm caused damage, mostly on the Big …


Parts of Virginia city evacuate over possible dam failure

Officials in Virginia say a dam that overflowed Thursday is currently stable but are asking people who were evacuated to stay out of their homes until there’s dry weather.


‘Lego’ cells buried beneath West Central sidewalks as part of stormwater project

So-called “Silva Cells,” chambers of fluffy soil and air used to store stormwater, are being constructed with plastic frames beneath several intersections in the historic West Central neighborhood. They’re part …


Forecast of heavy rain could complicate Thai cave rescue

Heavy rains forecast for northern Thailand could worsen flooding in a cave where 12 boys and their soccer coach are waiting to be extracted by rescuers, possibly forcing authorities to …


UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018, 10:46 p.m.

Summer Parkways hit with torrential downpour; bikers, runners undeterred

On Thursday, Summer Parkways, an annual outdoor block party, welcomed bicyclists and runners on a 3-mile loop of the South Hill including Manito and Comstock parks. But this year it, …


UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018, 8:26 p.m.

California storm forces flood rescues but spares Montecito

powerful storm dropped more rain across California on Thursday, swelling rivers, flooding streets and causing some mudslides but so far sparing communities a repeat of the disastrous debris flows that …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 9:20 p.m.

Snow expected throughout Inland Northwest overnight, with rain to follow

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: Tue., Jan. 23, 2018, 11 p.m.

Snow will be back in Spokane starting Tuesday night; half foot or more expected to the north

Time to break out the shovels and snow gear again. Well, maybe not, depending on your latitude.


Rainy autumn leaves Oregon with meager snowpack

Plenty of rain has fallen in Oregon since October, the beginning of the recorded rain year. Yet the snowpack for the entire state is 54 percent below normal. The snowpack …


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.