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UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 9:54 p.m.

Possible overnight dry lightning causes red flag warning in Spokane; smoke may lessen from nighttime winds

The possibility of lightning prompted a red flag warning Thursday and into Friday morning for Spokane and the Palouse region.


UPDATED: Mon., July 9, 2018, 9:33 p.m.

Red flag warning in Spokane due to overnight, morning thunderstorms

Forecasted wind gusts reaching 50 mph and lightning could combine to spark wildfires in the Columbia Basin, on the Palouse and near Spokane, the National Weather Service warned. The warning …


UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 11:10 a.m.

Reg Flag Warning issued in Spokane County and surrounding areas until Saturday

Spokane will be under a Red Flag Warning from 2 p.m. today until 5 a.m. Saturday morning. A Red Flag Warning signals a high risk for fire. Windy weather, low …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 2, 2017, 10:21 p.m.

Drought, predicated wind gusts, challenge Montana wildfires battle

Crews battled multiple fires in drought-parched Montana on Saturday, and some evacuation orders were in place.


Red Flag warning issued for parts of Eastern Washington

Forecasters said windy weather is on the way Monday afternoon east of the Cascades


Eastern Washington under critical fire weather warning

Much of Eastern Washington is experiencing critical fire weather conditions Sunday, with gusty winds and low relative humidity, forecasters said.


High fire danger to persist in Inland Northwest

As wildfires intensify across the Pacific Northwest, forecasters warned that extremely dangerous weather conditions would continue again today and that smoke from those fires may cause air quality to deteriorate. …


Wildfire-weather danger east of Cascades

PENDLETON, Ore. — The Weather Service is warning of wildfire conditions until 11 p.m. Monday east of the Cascades.


Rain falls on some Eastern Washington wildfires

SPOKANE — The National Weather Service says up to a half inch of rain fell in the overnight storm on the east slopes of the North Cascades, including some parts …


Weather combinations lead to red flag warnings

Growing up in the Midwest, I experienced severe thunderstorm warnings, flash flood warnings, and even tornado warnings. Not once, however, do I ever recall hearing the term red flag warning. …


Red Flag Warning in effect

The Spokane Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the Spokane area today because of high winds and low humidity. Winds today can reach as high as 25 …


Thunderstorms drop hail, lightning

Hail, lighting and fires struck the Inland Northwest this afternoon from a low pressure area that should linger across the region through Saturday before another heat wave arrives on Sunday.