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Storms bring hail, strong winds, small tornadoes to Plains

Forecasters are warning that severe storms could bring “significant” tornadoes and grapefruit-sized hail to the Great Plains on Tuesday, while severe thunderstorms and strong wind gusts are predicted for Mid-Atlantic …


Scientists predict average hurricane season, with 12 named storms

The year’s hurricane season will be near-average, with the formation of 12 named storms, including five hurricanes making landfall along the U.S. coastline or in the Caribbean, according to a …


Severe weather moves east toward Carolinas after tornadoes

Strong storms plowed through Georgia on their way to the Carolinas Friday, spawning at least one confirmed tornado, after setting off tornadoes that swirled through Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.


Deep South bracing for heavy rain, severe storms

Strong storms could spawn some tornadoes as they dump heavy rain on several states across the South through Friday, forecasters predict.


Louisiana, Mississippi officials warily watching rising river

Emergency officials in Louisiana and Mississippi were watching the rise of the Pearl River, which divides the two states Monday amid widespread flooding that has damaged thousands of homes.


Thousands in Western Washington without power as crews clear downed trees, debris

Thousands of people are still without power Monday morning a day after a fierce wind storm whipped through Western Washington.


Thousands without power after Western Washington storm

Officials say more than 10,000 customers around western Washington remained without power following blustery, rainy weather.


Over 50,000 customers without power in Western Washington

Officials say more than 50,000 customers in Seattle and around western Washington are without power due to blustery weather, downed trees and power lines.


Storm brings record rainfall, flood warnings to Northwest

A President’s Day storm brought record rainfall to the Pacific Northwest and sent rivers overflowing their banks in Western Washington on Tuesday.


Winter storm threatens Cape Cod with up to 18 inches of snow

The second winter storm in four days to hit the Northeast centered on New England on Monday, bringing howling winds and coastal flooding and threatening Cape Cod and southeastern Massachusetts …


California still being battered by powerful winds

Powerful winds lashed Southern California on Monday at the tail end of a winter storm that also brought heavy rain and mountain snow.


EWU men’s basketball game with Seattle U postponed to Wednesday afternoon

Heavy winds and dangerous road conditions forced the postponement of Eastern Washington’s basketball game Tuesday night, EWU athletic director Bill Chaves said. The Eagles will play Seattle University on Wednesday. …


Alaska storm pushing cold air toward mainland US

A massive storm expected to help push Arctic air toward the lower 48 states was moving slowly east after blasting parts of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands with hurricane-force winds.


Disaster declaration clears way for loans for windstorm victims

Homeowners, renters and business owners hit hard in a July windstorm may be eligible for federal help. The U.S. Small Business Association announced Wednesday it has granted a disaster declaration …


Storm-felled trees still keeping cleanup workers busy

Several weeks after storms hit, local arborists continue cleaning up toppled trees for homeowners across the Inland Northwest. Homeowners who had a tree blown over in their yard can pay …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 4, 2014, 10:25 a.m.

Crews working to restore power, fight fires from Saturday’s storm

More than 10,000 customers remain without power around the area after a powerful windstorm struck the region Saturday night. Firefighters are also working to control a trio of blazes sparked …


Strong winds bring blackouts and blocked roads to the Inland Northwest – again

The Inland Northwest was flung back into storm cleanup mode Sunday after being clobbered by high winds for a second time in 10 days. Thunderstorms packing gusts of 40 to …


Another big storm slams into region

Another strong thunderstorm hit the northern parts of Spokane and Spokane County on Saturday evening, downing trees and power lines and sparking many brush fires. Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich …


Mobile home park residents still feeling storm’s clout

It’s been a week of living without power, having to boil water and, for some, worrying about looters, sleeping at an emergency shelter and salvaging what’s left from shattered homes …


Avista progress slowed by fallen trees, broken poles

Avista Utilities is struggling to return power to the last of the 1,700 customers without electricity in north Spokane and Deer Park.


Residents in north Spokane clean up, assess and wait for power to return after storm

Molly Conant was sitting on her couch Wednesday afternoon when she decided to get up and go into the kitchen. It’s a decision that may have saved her life. One …


UPDATED: Thu., July 24, 2014, 3:06 p.m.

Powerful punch: Storm uproots trees, knocks out power

Severe thunderstorms pounded the Inland Northwest on Wednesday, toppling trees that crushed homes and cars and cutting power to more than 60,000 homes and businesses. One driver suffered life-threatening injuries …


Storm get 1st victory of season

WASHINGTON – Sue Bird wouldn’t let the Seattle Storm start the season 0-4. The veteran point guard scored 16 points and the Storm avoided their second 0-4 start in franchise …


West Coast drinks up snow, rain

SEATTLE — A significant weekend storm disrupted plans across the Northwest U.S., blanketing parts of Washington state with snow, socking Oregon and California with rain and contributing to the deaths …


Wind takes out trees, power

The Filos were enjoying a quiet Sunday evening, Barbara in the kitchen and Bob in front of the TV flipping between the Miss America pageant and the Seahawks game, when …


Massive storm system surges toward Mid-Atlantic

WASHINGTON — A massive storm system originally forecast to affect one in five Americans from Iowa to Maryland surged today toward the Mid-Atlantic after causing widespread power outages but largely …


Storm earn first victory

SEATTLE – With 6-foot-8 rookie sensation Brittney Griner patrolling the paint for Phoenix, the Seattle Storm used their outside shooting to beat the Mercury. Tanisha Wright scored 20 points, Camille …


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 …


East Coast residents take this one seriously

SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. — Forget distinctions like tropical storm or hurricane. Don’t get fixated on a particular track. Wherever it hits, the rare behemoth storm inexorably gathering in the eastern …


Storm upend Sun to win in overtime

A day after not playing well, the Seattle Storm rebounded in a big way on Sunday. Camille Little scored five of her game-high 27 points in overtime and added nine …