Stories tagged: rain
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
Fri., March 31, 2017, 6:33 p.m.
March was second wettest on record
March ended as the second wettest on record in Spokane with 4.11 inches of precipitation.
Wed., March 29, 2017, 4:23 p.m.
Another rain storm boosts March to second wettest on record, but sun is on the way
A healthy rainstorm on Wednesday boosted the March precipitation total to second wettest on record.
UPDATED: Tue., March 28, 2017, 11:10 a.m.
$9 million may be needed to repair flood-damaged roads in Spokane County
Spokane County officials predict the total cost of repairing flood-damaged roads and bridges will climb to $9 million.
UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017, 9:28 p.m.
March now fourth wettest on record
March is now the fourth wettest on record in Spokane, but the wettest March on the books was in 2012
Wed., March 1, 2017
Mother Nature heightens chronic street problems
The city is limited in what it can do given the resources it has and how much the public is willing to spend.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 10:17 p.m.
Skies expected to dry up for a few days
Spokane’s dreary winter continued Tuesday, with new snow and rain making this month the second wettest February in Spokane on record.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 10:51 p.m.
More rain coming this weekend
Batten down the hatches and keep the bailing buckets handy – the National Weather Service in Spokane is calling for another inch of rain by Tuesday.
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 6:27 p.m.
Flooding closes Oregon’s coastal highway; other areas hit
Flooding closed Oregon’s coastal highway on Thursday, while landslides hit some areas in Portland amid unrelenting rain.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 11:29 p.m.
Snow to change to rain overnight in Spokane, Coeur d’Alene
The snow that arrived Wednesday is going to change over to rain in many lower elevations of the Spokane region overnight
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 22, 2017, 8:26 p.m.
Snow and rain will mix to usher in a ‘pretty quiet’ week of weather
After a dayslong break from heavy snow and rainfall, the Spokane area will experience some fresh snow Sunday evening – but it’s likely not going to stick around for long.
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016, 2:24 p.m.
Extreme rainfall risks could increase under climate change, scientists warn
U.S. residents may want to start preparing for a stormier future, scientists say. According to a new study, future climate change could cause an increase in extreme precipitation events throughout …
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 3 a.m.
Weathercatch: Thankful for our weather – here’s why
Bad weather is hitting parts of the country as millions of people are driving or flying during the Thanksgiving holiday. Here in the Inland Northwest, we’re sitting pretty. Sure, we’ve …
Sun., Nov. 13, 2016, 6:18 p.m.
Forecast of rain set to spoil supermoon view
Rainy weather will make it unlikely that Inland Northwest residents will get a glimpse of Monday’s supermoon.
Fri., Nov. 11, 2016, 5 p.m.
Heavy rains lead to wild mushrooms popping up across the Inland Northwest
As the Inland Northwest experienced one of its wettest months on record in October, the microorganisms underneath our feet quietly worked on setting records of their own. In lawns, backyards …
Mon., Oct. 31, 2016, 9:11 a.m.
October breaks monthly, daily rainfall records in Spokane
As Halloween brings October to a close, meteorologists say Spokane has never received so much rain in any single month.
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, 4:55 p.m.
Rain dampens attendance at Chinese lantern festival and Greenbluff’s Apple Festival
As of Thursday there have been 19 days of measurable rain in October and rainfall totals are inching ever closer to the record of 5.41 inches set in October 1947. …
Mon., Oct. 17, 2016, 11:37 a.m.
October already one of rainiest on record in Spokane
October is barely past the halfway point and already Spokane has seen one of the rainiest Octobers on record