Stories tagged: thunderstorms
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2016, 3:08 P.M.
Severe weather leads to warnings in region
The National Weather Service has issued a series of watches and warnings for a mix of severe weather through this evening
WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2016
Weathercatch: Why thunderstorms are uncommon in Pacific Northwest
Loud rumbles and spectacular lightning bolts get far more notice in Spokane than in Chicago or Miami. Where the Windy City gets an average of 39 thunderstorms each year, the …
SUNDAY, AUG. 31, 2014
Hot harbinger: Torrid summer a glimpse into region’s future
Heat, massive wildfires and violent thunderstorms: The summer of 2014 will be remembered for its intensity and disruption. Climate scientists say it is also a look into the future.
MONDAY, AUG. 11, 2014, 7:27 A.M.
Thunderstorms may cool off hot Northwest
SEATTLE — Forecasters say near-record temperatures Monday in the Northwest will likely be followed by thunderstorms Tuesday that could spark more wildfires.
TUESDAY, JULY 22, 2014, 7:05 A.M.
Thunderstorms forecast Wednesday in Washington
SEATTLE — Forecasters say a stormy day Wednesday could bring heavy rain to Western Washington and thunderstorms to Eastern Washington where lightning could spark new wildfires and flash floods could …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2014, 9:13 P.M.
Hit-or-miss storm floods city streets
A second round of thunderstorms is predicted across the Inland Northwest tonight as an upper-level low pressure area sends a new wave of storm energy across the area during peak …
UPDATED: MONDAY, SEPT. 16, 2013, 10:17 A.M.
Overnight wind storm topples massive South Hill pines
Overnight storms brought strong winds but little precipitation to Eastern and Central Washington. Classes were canceled in some school districts due to power outages.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 5, 2013, 7:45 A.M.
Overnight storms knock out power in Spokane Valley
Avista reports it has restored power to about 7,000 homes affected by last night’s severe thunderstorms. About a fifth of an inch of rain fell at Felts Field overnight and …
TUESDAY, JULY 16, 2013, 3:46 P.M.
Thunderstorms moving toward Inland NW
Thunderstorms, some potentially severe, are moving northward toward the Inland Northwest this afternoon and may arrive by 11 p.m., forecasters said today.
MONDAY, JULY 15, 2013, 8:34 A.M.
Warm week forecast for Washington
SEATTLE — The National Weather Service forecasts above-normal temperatures this week in Western Washington while a chance of thunderstorm lightning mid-week brings the danger of wildfires to Eastern Washington.
TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2013, 11:21 A.M.
Inland NW thunderstorms could fire up again this afternoon
A new round of thunderstorms is possible across the region after 2 p.m. today as a large Pacific storm moves through the Inland Northwest.
MONDAY, MAY 20, 2013, 7:36 A.M.
Cooler, wetter week ahead in Washington
SEATTLE — Forecasters say Washington is in for a change in weather to a cool, wet spell that is expected to last the rest of the week. The National Weather …
MONDAY, MAY 13, 2013, 10:06 A.M.
Weather change brings chance of thunderstorms
The warmest stretch of May weather since 2006 is giving way today to cooler and showery weather with a chance of thunderstorms arriving for several hours this evening.
MONDAY, MAY 13, 2013, 6:52 A.M.
Thunderstorms possible in Eastern Washington
SPOKANE — The National Weather Service says thunderstorms are possible in Eastern Washington this afternoon as a cold front sweeps through the Inland Northwest. Forecasters say it could bring the …
THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2013
Weather: Expect thunderstorms this spring
As we go farther along into spring, the number of thunderstorms across the Inland Northwest will likely increase. This is the time of year when the warmer air from the …
MONDAY, AUG. 20, 2012, 4:50 P.M.
Red-flag warning hoisted for lightning and fire danger
The National Weather Service today has posted a red-flag fire warning for the potential of new wild fires triggered by thunderstorms starting late tonight.
MONDAY, AUG. 6, 2012, 7:50 A.M.
Wildfire danger in Eastern Washington
SPOKANE — The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for critical wildfire danger in Eastern Washington, Eastern Oregon and Northern Idaho.
THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2012, 9:29 A.M.
Summer warmth here to stay
The forecast for the Inland Northwest is getting a bit redundant this week: sunny with highs in the middle 80s.
UPDATED: FRIDAY, JULY 20, 2012, 2:40 P.M.
Golf ball-sized hail dropped by thunderstorms
The threat of severe thunderstorms has diminished across the Spokane region as a round of thunderstorms pounded the Inland Northwest this afternoon, bringing a risk of flash flooding and golf …
FRIDAY, JULY 20, 2012
Thunderstorm potential spurs flood warning
A flash flood watch is in effect across the Inland Northwest today for a potential repeat of powerful thunderstorms that hit the region over the past week. National Weather Service …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, JULY 13, 2012, 5:52 P.M.
Rain, thunderstorm risk reduced for tonight
The sizzling heat of the past week could get dampened starting tonight. Earlier today, the National Weather Service upped the chance of rain and thunderstorms to 90 percent tonight, but …
MONDAY, JULY 9, 2012, 3:56 P.M.
Thunderstorms possible tonight; warm days ahead
Strong thunderstorms are possible in parts of the Inland Northwest tonight, bringing strong winds, lightning and hail, the National Weather Service says.
FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2012, 11:32 A.M.
Thunderstorms in forecast today, Saturday
A risk of thunderstorms returns to the forecast today, and some of them could be severe, the National Weather Service said.
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2012, 3:49 P.M.
Storm drops quarter inch in 20 minutes at SIA
Spokane International Airport had a quarter inch of rain in just 20 minutes this afternoon when a line of thunderstorms dropped southward across the urban area during the noon hour.
TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2012, 4:48 P.M.
Thunderstorms showing up across region
Thunderstorms are starting to pop up across the Inland Northwest, and the National Weather Service said they may continue through this evening.
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2012, 5:08 P.M.
Thunderstorms move north with incoming rain
Thunderstorms are moving north out of Oregon this afternoon, and will provide a leading edge to what forecasters said will be a period of soaking rain over the next 24 …
TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012, 10:20 A.M.
More thunderstorms possible by afternoon
A second round of thunderstorms is possible later today, adding to the potent storm that crossed the Spokane region about midnight this morning.
UPDATED: MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2012, 10:54 A.M.
Warm and sunny, with flood and storm warnings
Another beautiful spring day is shaping up today, but the warm weather also is accelerating the melting of mountain snow and causing some rivers to rise above flood stage.
MONDAY, AUG. 29, 2011, 8:14 A.M.
August ends with cooler temperatures
A calm morning should give way to gusty conditions as a weather change arrives over the Inland Northwest.
SUNDAY, AUG. 28, 2011, 8 P.M.
Thunderstorms bearing down on Spokane area
The National Weather Service has issued a short-range forecast this evening, warning of gusty winds followed by possible thunderstorms through about 10 p.m.