Stories tagged: rain
Fri., Feb. 19, 2016, 8:59 a.m.
Seattle breaks winter rain record set in 1999
The National Weather Service says Seattle has broken a record for winter rainfall.
Mon., Jan. 4, 2016, 10:52 p.m.
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 …
Wed., Dec. 9, 2015, 8:06 a.m.
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 …
Tue., Nov. 10, 2015, 3:43 p.m.
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 …
Thu., Sept. 24, 2015, midnight
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 …
Thu., Sept. 3, 2015, midnight
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 …
Sun., July 12, 2015, midnight
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 …
Sat., July 11, 2015, 4:25 p.m.
Today’s rain amounts varied greatly
Friday and Saturday’s rains provided much needed precipitation to the parched Inland Northwest.
Sun., March 15, 2015, midnight
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 …
Tue., March 10, 2015, midnight
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, …
Thu., Aug. 14, 2014, midnight
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 …
UPDATED: Thu., 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 …
Wed., March 5, 2014, 8:49 a.m.
Plenty of rain in Washington forecast
SEATTLE — The National Weather Service says a series of Pacific storms will bring rain to Washington through Thursday.
Fri., 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 …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 27, 2014, 8:32 a.m.
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 …
Tue., Jan. 7, 2014, midnight
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 …
Sat., Nov. 30, 2013, 4:08 p.m.
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 …
Mon., Sept. 30, 2013, 7:57 a.m.
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.
Thu., June 27, 2013, midnight
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 …
Fri., June 21, 2013, midnight
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 …
Sun., June 2, 2013, midnight
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 …
Mon., May 20, 2013, 7:36 a.m.
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 …
Mon., May 13, 2013, 6:52 a.m.
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 …
Thu., March 28, 2013, midnight
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 …
Thu., Feb. 21, 2013, 10:09 a.m.
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 …
Fri., Jan. 25, 2013, midnight
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 …
Thu., Dec. 6, 2012, midnight
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 …
Tue., Nov. 20, 2012, midnight
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 …
Mon., Nov. 19, 2012, 7:33 a.m.
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 …
Fri., Nov. 16, 2012, 7:04 a.m.
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 …