Stories tagged: rain
Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 11:05 a.m.
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.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 20, 2017, 10:49 p.m.
A wet, but warm Thanksgiving on the way
More stormy weather is due over the Inland Northwest during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, but forecasters said it should not cause any serious travel problems in the lowlands or in …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 30, 2017, 3:37 p.m.
Utilities warn that power could be out for days in Northeast
A severe storm packing hurricane-force wind gusts and soaking rain swept through the Northeast early Monday, knocking out power for nearly 1.5 million homes and businesses and forcing hundreds of …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 2:56 p.m.
Warm, sunny weather to close out October in the Inland Northwest
With afternoon temperatures in the 60s and overnight lows above the freezing mark, forecasters are predicting a mild, calm end to October.
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 22, 2017, 10:31 p.m.
2.91 inches of rain fell Saturday in Olympia area, drenching 1966 record
How wet was it on Saturday? It was so wet that the last time that much rain fell in the Olympia area, The Beatles were still a thing.
Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 2:05 p.m.
Rain and wind move into Washington state this week
The National Weather Service says the winds and rain moving into Washington state will be stronger and heavier than expected.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 8:58 p.m.
Strong winds to arrive Tuesday afternoon
Winds gusting to 50 mph are forecast to sweep into Spokane on Tuesday afternoon.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 9, 2017, 5:33 p.m.
Nate remnants drench Northeast; most power back on in South
Nate slogged its way across the U.S. East Coast on Monday, dumping heavy rains and bringing gusty winds to inland states as a tropical depression, a day after Hurricane Nate …
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 8, 2017, 8:34 p.m.
A weakening Nate brings burst of flooding, power outages
Hurricane Nate brought a burst of flooding and power outages to the U.S. Gulf Coast before weakening rapidly Sunday, sparing the region the kind of catastrophic damage wreaked by series …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 4:31 p.m.
Chef Spotlight: Owen Cruz of Scratch
His go-to ingredients include vinegar, which he uses in almost everything he cooks.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 11:02 p.m.
Mountain snow, valley rain and clean air everywhere
This week’s dramatic change in weather may have brought rain to the lowlands, but temperatures overnight were cold enough aloft to leave snow in the upper elevations.
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
No more evacuations in Hood River Valley
The arrival of rain and lower temperatures has led authorities to drop all evacuation levels in the Hood River Valley.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 11:03 p.m.
Spokane’s streak without rain ends at 80 days
After an 80-day, dry stretch, rain finally returned to Spokane late Sunday.
Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 11:01 a.m.
Rain, cooler temps could ‘put a dent’ in fire season
Rain and cooler temperatures forecast for later this week may not end Montana’s fire season, but a meteorologist says “it will put a dent in it.”
Sun., Sept. 3, 2017
Kathleen Parker: Harvey, Katrina comparisons intriguing
Chief among the obvious differences is the death toll. Katrina took close to 2,000 lives. As of Friday, Harvey’s toll was 46.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 5:38 p.m.
Harvey’s heavy rains ratchet up flooding fears in Louisiana
Bands of heavy rain from Harvey lashed southwest Louisiana on Monday, ratcheting up fears of destructive flooding in some storm-weary communities.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 10:35 p.m.
Soggy Seattle does about-face with record dry streak
Soggy Seattle clocked the wettest winter on record just months ago. Now, the city known for its Gore-Tex and overcast days has gone in the other extreme: it’s in its …
Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 11:16 a.m.
‘Flash drought’ spreads across Montana in less than 3 months
The drought that is plaguing eastern Montana came on fast.
Thu., July 27, 2017, 2:26 p.m.
Flooding reported after heavy rains in Kansas City area
Storms that pummeled the Kansas City area with several inches of rain closed roads and led to water rescues, including two people who were trapped early Thursday by floodwaters that …
Sun., July 2, 2017, 9:15 p.m.
Health officials wary as wet spring leads to mosquitoes
A wetter-than-normal spring in the Northeast is producing a bumper crop of mosquitoes, leading to worries of a corresponding spike in mosquito-borne illnesses this summer as Americans grill and play …
UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017, 3:38 p.m.
Hundreds in the Inland Northwest without power after Monday evening thunderstorm
Hundreds of people in the Inland Northwest remain without power after a thunderstorm whipped through the area Monday evening with high winds and heavy rain.
UPDATED: Mon., June 26, 2017, 10:30 p.m.
Thunderstorm gives way to stunning orange sunset over Spokane
A thunderstorm brought heavy rain and frequent flashes of lightning to Spokane on Monday evening before giving way to a stunning orange late-evening sunset.
Thu., June 1, 2017, 5:15 p.m.
Seattle had wettest fall-winter-spring on record
After three hours on the first day of June, the record was broken for the wettest October through June since record-keeping began in 1895.
Wed., May 10, 2017, 9:48 p.m.
Will continuing rains be beneficial or harmful to crops?
The wet winter and spring should mean great things for wheat yields throughout the Palouse and Inland Pacific Northwest, but the continuing rains are making it difficult for area farmers …
Wed., May 10, 2017, 9:03 a.m.
Flooding continues to overwhelm central Idaho neighborhoods
City officials in central Idaho are warning residents to prepare for more flooding as muddy water continues to overwhelm neighborhoods in Ketchum and Bellevue.
Tue., April 25, 2017, 11:10 a.m.
Soggy Seattle lives up to name, breaks another rain record
Soggy Seattle has broken another rainfall record. The city measured 44.7 inches of rain between October and April, making it the wettest such period since records began in 1895, the …
Sun., April 23, 2017, 6:43 p.m.
Rain washes out NASCAR race at Bristol until Monday
NASCAR has postponed the Monster Energy Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway because of heavy rain that is not expected to let up on Sunday. The race was pushed until …
UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017, 3:38 p.m.
Chance of rain in Spokane 5 of next 7 days
This spring’s wet weather will continue for the next several days with only a two-day break. Up to a quarter-inch of rain is expected today in Spokane, according to the …
UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017, 7:09 p.m.
U.S. 395 closed again near Colville; Spokane rain on Monday broke daily record
Spokane set a daily rainfall record on Monday; all the water continues to cause problems