Stories tagged: snow
Thu., March 30, 2017, 10:46 a.m.
No joke: New England to get snow dump on April Fools’ Day
A major snowstorm is brewing just in time for April Fools’ Day in parts of New England.
Tue., March 28, 2017, 4 a.m.
New Spokane streets director battles floods, potholes and snow; earns council’s approval
Wild weather has led to a plethora of problems for Spokane’s streets. Solving them became Gary Kaesemeyer’s job earlier this year, and the City Council recognized his work Monday by …
Mon., March 27, 2017, 9:47 a.m.
Late start for clearing snow from North Cascades Highway
State transportation workers will get a late start clearing the snow off State Route 20 in the North Cascades.
Sat., March 25, 2017, 8:46 p.m.
Deep snow delays North Cascades Highway opening
Washington state officials say deep snow will delay the start of clearing the North Cascades Highway.
Fri., March 24, 2017, 8:35 a.m.
Snowmelt, unstable ground leads to northern Idaho mudslides
Mud, unstable ground and debris are causing major issues on roads and homes in northern Idaho.
Wed., March 15, 2017, 7:51 p.m.
Northeast digs out from March snowstorm as ski areas revel
The Northeast was in dig-out mode Wednesday, a day after a treacherous storm packing strong winds and accompanying plummeting temperatures left some residents dealing with rock-hard ice and others with …
Wed., March 8, 2017, 4:13 p.m.
Long lasting snow makes spring sports practices tricky
It’s been a running joke around these parts for a good, long time. The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association sets the date for the start of spring sports season as the …
UPDATED: Wed., March 8, 2017, 9 p.m.
Spokane’s season total for snow tops 60 inches for first time in six years
Spokane’s winter snow total topped 60 inches late Tuesday after 4.2 more inches fell at Spokane International Airport, the National Weather Service reported. The new total puts the city over …
UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017, 10:07 p.m.
Storm clobbers Cascades, prompts snow advisory in Spokane region
Late winter conditions continued across the region on Tuesday
Tue., March 7, 2017, 11:58 a.m.
After hard winter, Oregon snowpack rebounds
The average statewide snowpack for Oregon is well above normal for March after a harsh winter that featured heavy snow across much of the state. However, hydrologists warn that an …
UPDATED: Sat., March 4, 2017, 6:33 p.m.
Fan-friendly event kicks off Iditarod race across Alaska
The sound of howling dogs filled downtown Anchorage on Saturday as mushers from around the world gathered for the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 11:09 p.m.
Spokane looks to revise snowplow plan after brutal winter
City officials plan to scrutinize Spokane snow plow policies after a tough winter that left streets an icy rutted mess and led to scores of complaints.
UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 10:57 p.m.
Spokane snow that has lingered for months starts to vanish
The pack of snow that has been sitting on the ground for months is finally giving way to bare ground in many places. Spokane International Airport, the city’s official weather …
Wed., March 1, 2017, 11:28 a.m.
Chicago records no snow on ground in January, February for 1st time in 146 years
For the first time in 146 years, the National Weather Service documented no snow on the ground in Chicago in January and February – a record that put a spring …
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. 28, 2017, 9:18 a.m.
Snowstorm that missed Spokane blankets parts of North Idaho
A snow storm that missed Spokane and Coeur d’Alene last night covered areas of north Idaho and parts of Shoshone county southeast of Coeur d’Alene in as much as a …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 7:14 a.m.
Ousted streets director Serbousek pegged to return to old job as bridge engineer
Public Works Director Scott Simmons said Mark Serbousek’s expertise in bridge design and construction is needed as Spokane looks to build and maintain several high-profile spans in the city limits. …
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 11:26 p.m.
Heavy snow misses Spokane area, but more expected to fall ahead of Monday morning commute
The worst of a winter storm appears to have missed Spokane, but more snow is on the way. The National Weather Service forecast previously called for up to 8 inches …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 25, 2017, 8:33 p.m.
Heavy snow headed for Eastern Washington, North Idaho
If you thought the worst of winter was over, you were wrong.
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.
Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 10:27 a.m.
Snow delays Oregon wolf count, management plan update
Heavy snow in Oregon in recent months has caused problems for wildlife officials in charge of tracking the state’s wolf population.
Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 10:24 a.m.
Idaho extends deadline for farmers to dispose of bad onions
Idaho officials have extended the deadline for farmers to dispose of spoiled or damaged onions following the collapse of many onion storage facilities in southwestern Idaho due to heavy snow.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 8:11 a.m.
Missoula theater to be demolished in wake of roof collapse
A Missoula theater will be demolished after its roof collapsed under the weight of heavy snow earlier this month.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 4:27 p.m.
Ousted Spokane street director writing reports on improving city streets while officials determine future
Mark Serbousek is preparing reports for Public Works Director Scott Simmons on how things could be performed differently in the streets department, a city spokeswoman said Wednesday. Serbousek was relieved …
Tue., Feb. 14, 2017
Past opinions provide perspective
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. National forests, Feb. 18, 1906
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 9:15 p.m.
Inland Northwest ski resorts cheer snowy season, steady crowds
Steady winter storms and no sudden warmups are driving a busy ski season at the five resorts around Spokane and in North Idaho.
Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 2:46 p.m.
After midweek wallop, New England prepares for more snow
More snow will likely blanket New England this weekend even as the region shoveled and scraped its way out Friday after the biggest snowstorm this winter hit the Northeast.
Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 4:27 a.m.
Yakima has plowed through its budget for snow removal
The city of Yakima has spent a whopping $300,000 this year on snow removal – that’s tens of thousands of dollars more than what was budgeted.
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: Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
Big Idaho snowpack has water managers pleased and worried
Idaho has so much snow that water is already being released from some reservoirs for flood control and Idaho Power has halted most of its cloud-seeding operations. Water managers and …