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For a stretch in 1930, Columbia River was solid, icy runway

The year was 1930, and it was freezing – literally.

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: Sun., Feb. 18, 2018, 9:33 p.m.

Snow to taper off as colder temperatures descend on the region

After a busy weather weekend that saw several inches of snow accumulation throughout the area, the Inland Northwest is due for its first big chill of the year.

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 8:35 p.m.

Temperatures climbing as dry spell persists

After a brief hiatus from the heat, warmer temperatures are again descending on the region and could last through next week.

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 9:36 p.m.

107 degrees. Heat-trapping gear. So why no heat illnesses at Hanford tank farms?

The temperature has soared to 107 degrees at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation this summer. In the tank farms, workers pull on three pairs of gloves, cover their faces with respirator …

Judge orders Texas to lower temperature in sweltering prison

A federal judge Wednesday gave state prison officials 15 days to come up with a plan to lower the temperature to 88 degrees inside a Southeast Texas prison where attorneys …

Forecasters predict a frigid week ahead in Inland Northwest

The Spokane area will experience light snowfall Sunday before temperatures plunge to single digits Monday evening, the Spokane National Weather Service reports.

Earth breaks 12th straight monthly heat record

Thanks to a combination of global warming and an El Nino, the planet shattered monthly heat records for an unprecedented 12th straight month, as April smashed the old record by …

Temperature in Spokane sets record high

Spokane set a daily record for high temperature at 84 degrees on Wednesday. The previous record was 83 on April 20, 1942. One more day with highs in the lower …

Gardening: Don’t let the heat fool you; hold off on planting

Hang on a minute folks. By the way the tomato plants were flying out of the WSU Spokane County Master Gardener Garden Fair last Saturday you’d think the vegetable gardening …

Wind chill makes Spokane feel below zero

Below-zero wind-chill temperatures forced people inside today to warm up despite the tempting sunshine.

Weather: ‘Heat bursts’ radically change temperature in moments

On June 11, there was a rare 26-degree “heat burst” at Grand Island, Neb. The temperature at 2:53 a.m. was 73 degrees, but skyrocketed to 99 degrees at 5:10 a.m., …

US roasts to hottest year on record by landslide

WASHINGTON — America set an off-the-charts heat record in 2012. A brutal combination of a widespread drought and a mostly absent winter pushed the average annual U.S. temperature last year …

Temperatures aren’t only barometer for snow

This time of year, the burning question on everyone’s mind is always about when we will get our first snow. It’s interesting to note that during the two really “bad” …

Weather watch: Just how does that thermometer work?

One of the main reasons people watch the weather forecast is to get an idea just how hot or cold it is supposed to be at some time in the …