Stories tagged: summer
Wed., Aug. 6, 2014
How to keep cool when the heat is on
Summertime, and the cooking is easy. Hot weather means cold, refreshing foods – bright, light and in season.
Thu., July 17, 2014
Doug Clark: Having a hot time in Spokane this summer, or is it just a shade slow?
Is your summer raging like a “Planet of the Apes” sequel? Or does it suck more than the Garbage Goat?
Sun., June 22, 2014
Grip on Sports: Nothing cool about chew
Wednesday: Do you remember your first time? I mean the first time you tried tobacco. I do. It wasn’t pretty. And it was my last. Tony Gywnn’s death, attributed to …
Mon., Sept. 9, 2013, 6:56 a.m.
Above-normal temperatures this week in Washington
SEATTLE — Summer may be in its final weeks, but forecasters say it will make itself felt with above-normal temperatures this week in Washington.
Tue., Aug. 20, 2013
Swimmers flock to city pools to celebrate closing week
The six-member Liljenquist clan arrived at Shadle Aquatic Center a half-hour before open swim began Monday afternoon, anticipating the crowds for a day of free swimming. As his older siblings …
Thu., Aug. 15, 2013
Summer heat, few rainy days, may harken an unusual autumn
It’s been another hot week across the Inland Northwest with above-normal temperatures in the upper 80s and 90s at Spokane International Airport. Despite the warm week, the average temperature at …
Thu., Aug. 8, 2013
Extreme heat, cold felt around world in July
July was the driest in history at the Spokane International Airport as only a trace amount of moisture was recorded. The normal precipitation for July is 0.64 inches. The average …
Thu., July 25, 2013
Heat not excessive by historical standards
July has certainly been very warm across the Inland Northwest. In addition to the heat, the Spokane International Airport has seen only traces of precipitation. However, just about 40 miles …
Thu., July 11, 2013
Warm, dry conditions continue
In early July, we received a good taste of summer as temperatures across much of the Inland Northwest approached the 100-degree mark. The hottest day was July 1 with a …
Thu., June 27, 2013
Summer in Northwest expected to be hotter, drier than normal
Although summer officially arrived late last Thursday, it felt more like spring. A strong storm system brought record rains to parts of the Inland Northwest on that date. However, weather …
Thu., June 20, 2013
Randy Mann: Here in Northwest, summer starts tonight
If you look at your calendar, you may have noticed that it says that Friday is the first day of summer. However, according to the U.S. Naval Observatory, summer officially …
Thu., May 16, 2013
Randy Mann: Pattern of sun, showers to follow warm start to May
The first 12 days of May were certainly one of the warmest and driest in recorded history across the Inland Northwest. Normal high temperatures at this time of year are …
Thu., Aug. 16, 2012
Weather: El Niño shows signs of weakening
We haven’t received any measurable moisture at the Spokane International Airport since July 20, when .25 inches of rain fell. Temperatures have also climbed to above normal levels. For July …
Wed., Aug. 8, 2012
Nothing screams summer quite like CORN! The pop of the sweet kernels seems like a fitting reward for putting up with searing hot days.
Tue., Aug. 7, 2012
Still time to fully enjoy the summer
Summer of 2012 is vanishing faster than a diploma-mill graduate who wants to be Spokane police chief. I don’t want to depress anyone, but the TV weather dolts will soon …
Thu., July 26, 2012
Randy Mann: Unusual windstorm hits East with wallop
At the end of June, millions of people from Ohio eastward through the Mid-Atlantic states were without power for more than 10 days. A violent windstorm usually associated with a …
Mon., July 23, 2012
Snowmobile races earn bragging rights, raise funds
There doesn’t have to be snow on the ground for snowmobile enthusiasts in Idaho to log some hours on a sled. Even in 90-degree heat, dozens of riders from all …
Thu., July 19, 2012
Extreme weather to begin summer
Severe drought continues to spread across much of the U.S. this summer. The latest figure from the National Climatic Data Center has 55 percent of the country in moderate to …
Sun., July 15, 2012
Several drown during heat spell
A 21-year-old man is presumed drowned after he went missing while swimming with friends in the Little Spokane River on Friday evening, Stevens County officials said Saturday, capping a deadly …
Thu., July 12, 2012
Expect hotter, drier weather this summer
The first six months of 2012 have been the hottest on record across the contiguous United States. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, more than 40,000 daily heat …
Thu., July 12, 2012
Low- and no-cost activities available for young people, parents
There’s a little more than seven sun-soaked weeks left in the summer for most Inland Northwest children. That’s roughly 50 days or 800 hours of idle time, based on 16 …
Mon., July 2, 2012, 7:16 a.m.
Summer starting with Fourth of July in Washington
SEATTLE — They joke that summer starts after the Fourth of July in Seattle and this year that looks to be true.
Thu., June 28, 2012
Summer lunch added for kids in Fairfield
Summer in Fairfield will be a mix of old and new as the town continues one summer program for children and adds two more. For the first time Fairfield is …
Thu., June 28, 2012
After extremely soggy June, drier days expected across region
As of early Tuesday, more rain was falling across the Inland Northwest. This month will be one of the wettest in recorded history for many areas across the region. The …
Thu., June 21, 2012
Summer’s officially here; it may finally warm up
Today is the first full day of summer across the Inland Northwest. Summer officially began Wednesday at 4:09 p.m. The summer solstice is when the sun’s rays are directly overhead …
Mon., May 21, 2012
Do Your Part: Be a green beach bum this summer
Are you one of millions who will enjoy some of the summer sun at the beach? Did you know that some of the choices we make at home and while …
Thu., May 10, 2012
Mann: Expect average flooding, warm and dry summer
At this time of year, the Inland Northwest usually sees its greatest risk of high waters. Melting snowpacks and occasional torrential rainfall increase the threat of flooding, often in the …
Mon., Oct. 17, 2011
Warm autumn gives gardeners and growers a reason to smile
Late summer heat and lingering mild weather in October have helped make up for a slow start to the Inland Northwest’s growing season. The current spell of warm days and …
Wed., Aug. 24, 2011
Shawn Vestal: Pools are closing; have we gone off the deep end?
Summer has finally arrived in Spokane, just in time for the city to close the pools. Well – close the pools to people, that is.
Thu., July 21, 2011
Doug Clark: Hot times or bummer summer?
Is your summer as juicy and succulent as a plump hot dog off the grill? Or is your summer more of a sad, deflated Anthony Weiner?