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  • California braces for series of El Nino storms

    SAN FRANCISCO – After all the talk, El Nino storms have finally lined up over the Pacific and started soaking drought-parched California with rain expected to last for most of …


  • Flood warning issued for 3 northern counties

    The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued a flood warning for small streams in Boundary and Bonner counties in North Idaho and Pend Oreille County in Washington. Reporting gauges …


  • Scientists track rain, snow in soggy Washington

    Using everything from a customized DC-8 jetliner to ground radars to 4-inch rain gauges, scientists are fanning out across one of the soggiest places in the United States this month …


  • Rain returns as welcome visitor to parched city

    I taught swimming at summer camp when I was in high school and early in my college years. My responsibility was the pool. When the weather was bad and the …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • Today’s rain amounts varied greatly

    Friday and Saturday’s rains provided much needed precipitation to the parched Inland Northwest.


  • Sharin’ o’ the green

    The weather looked so dreary Saturday morning that Mary Eberle offered to take her four boys to the grocery store for candy instead of heading down to the parade and …


  • Palouse wheat farmers hopeful, cautious about early growth

    PALOUSE, Wash. – It’s late February on Ben Barstow’s farm just west of town. But when he stoops to examine the tiny sprouts of winter wheat emerging from his fields, …


  • Record-shattering rainfall inundates Long Island, N.Y.

    NEW YORK – Some records are broken. Others are smashed beyond belief. The rain that hit the New York City suburbs late Tuesday and early Wednesday clearly fell into the …


  • 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 …


  • Plenty of rain in Washington forecast

    SEATTLE — The National Weather Service says a series of Pacific storms will bring rain to Washington through Thursday.


  • 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 …


  • Rain, snow forecast mid-week in Washington

    After one more dry day, a change is expected in the area’s weather Tuesday. The National Weather Service says light precipitation is expected Tuesday with a little more light rain …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • Rainy, cool conditions to linger through the week

    A particularly wet September in Spokane will end with more rain showers in the forecast Monday. October will also start wet and cooler-than-average, with sunshine returning by Thursday.


  • Rains damage cherries

    YAKIMA – Recent showers have been bad news for some cherry growers in Central Washington. The Yakima Herald-Republic reported growers have been trying to prevent wet cherries from splitting by …


  • Downpour packs a wealth of hope

    Drenching rain and record cold ushered out the last day of spring, but to some, this week’s weather represents a “million dollar rain,” arriving in time to nourish grain crops …


  • Rain delaying Northwest fire season

    BOISE – Rain and cooler temperatures mean the wildfire season in Oregon, Idaho, Washington and Montana will start later than initially predicted, officials with the National Interagency Fire Center said …


  • Cooler, wetter week ahead in Washington

    SEATTLE — Forecasters say Washington is in for a change in weather to a cool, wet spell that is expected to last the rest of the week. The National Weather …


  • Thunderstorms possible in Eastern Washington

    SPOKANE — The National Weather Service says thunderstorms are possible in Eastern Washington this afternoon as a cold front sweeps through the Inland Northwest. Forecasters say it could bring the …


  • Spring should be drier than last year

    With the official beginning of spring last week, many are eagerly awaiting a longer stretch of sunshine and warmer weather. At the Spokane International Airport, March has been drier and …


  • Winter storm to blow into Inland NW today, Friday

    A pair of Pacific storms is heading toward the Inland Northwest and will bring potentially heavy snow to some mountain areas and a mix of snow and rain at lower …


  • With Rain, weather’s fine

    Sure, James Arness and Kelsey Grammer are in the record books for playing the same characters – Marshal Matt Dillon and Dr. Frasier Crane – for 20 years. Joe Bithorn …


  • Inland Northwest winding up wet year

    There are a few weather stations across the Inland Northwest that are on track to have the wettest year in recorded history. In northwestern Coeur d’Alene, as of early this …


  • Mostly mild for holiday

    A storm whipping the West Coast is causing high winds and rain in Eastern Washington. Ron Miller, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Spokane, said the wet, blustery …


  • Wet forecast for Thanksgiving week in Washington

    SEATTLE — Wet and windy weather with mountain snow will continue this week in Washington, but there may be a lull for turkeys to land on Thanksgiving Day tables, forecasters …


  • Wet Thanksgiving week forecast in Washington

    SEATTLE — Forecasters expect a series of strong storms will bring wet and windy weather to Washington through Thanksgiving Day with heavy mountain snow and a chance of flooding on …


  • November rain storms heading toward Washington

    SEATTLE — The National Weather Service says a series of strong Pacific frontal systems are heading toward the Northwest and will bring heavy rains at times this weekend and into …

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