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UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019, 11:22 a.m.

Storms leave deaths, damage and injuries in their wake

Strong storms, including at least one tornado, swept through parts of the Midwest and the Mid-Atlantic region, damaging homes and businesses and causing injuries after storms in the South killed …


Weather Service says more rain coming to Palouse this week

City officials in Pullman say they usually have 12 to 24 hours to prepare for potential flooding.


UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019, 5 p.m.

Bomb cyclone storm hammering central U.S., disrupting travel

Blizzard warnings are posted from Colorado to Minnesota and wildfires are a concern in New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma as the second so-called “bomb cyclone” storm in less than a …


UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019, 11:41 a.m.

Flash flooding damages homes, cars and businesses in Pullman, Moscow

Heavy rain caused flash flooding Tuesday night in Pullman and Moscow, sweeping up cars, damaging buildings and trapping about two dozen people inside businesses.


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019, 7:12 p.m.

Storm to hit Rockies before forming new ‘bomb cyclone’

Flood, snow, avalanche and fire alerts popped up Monday from Idaho to Colorado, as parts of the U.S. interior that were paralyzed by blizzards and floods last month braced for …


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019, 1:44 p.m.

For some river towns, flood protection is simply too costly

The window of the Bee Naturals bath-and-body shop offers a view out of a Mark Twain novel: The sprawling Mississippi River at one of its widest points lapping against a …


More rain causes new flood worries along the Mississippi

A wall of rocks and sandbags on Monday protected scenic Clarksville, Missouri, from the surging Mississippi River as spring flooding swamped fields, threatened homes and temporarily shut down a bridge …


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 6:36 p.m.

Hallelujah, the temperature in Spokane is normal again. And it just hit 60 degrees.

Spokane’s streak of colder-than-usual temperatures has finally ended.


Think the snow and cold were bad this winter? In 1969, Spokane saw 3 1/2 feet on the ground

The winter of 1969 holds a place in the record books and in the collective memory of Spokane. The oddities of that winter collected as fast as the snowfall. It …


UPDATED: Sat., March 16, 2019, 10:12 p.m.

Authorities direct rescues, evacuations as floodwaters breach levees in Midwest

Authorities were using boats and large vehicles on Saturday to rescue and evacuate residents in parts of the Midwest where a recent deluge of rainwater and snowmelt was sent pouring …


UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019, 6:22 p.m.

Prep notebook: Greater Spokane League delays league schedules; all-star games rosters; winter scholar-athletes

The Greater Spokane League has pushed back the start of league play for baseball and softball due to fields still covered in snow.


Colorado’s ‘bomb cyclone’ storm barrels toward Midwest

A blizzard that paralyzed parts of Colorado and Wyoming barreled into the Midwest on Thursday, bringing whiteout conditions to western Nebraska and dumping heavy rain that prompted evacuations in communities …


February’s melting snow hits nearly completed $200 million stormwater tank project in Spokane

Mayor David Condon was on Capitol Hill last week pitching the city’s plan to address its problem with sewage overflows into the Spokane River by building massive stormwater reservoirs beneath …


UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 7:09 p.m.

Winter weather puts deep freeze on spring sports season

After a mostly mild winter, the region was hit was snow and brutal cold in mid- to late-February, disrupting and postponing the winter sports tournaments due to hazardous driving conditions …


UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 9:38 p.m.

If you’re tired of the snow, be thankful it’s not 1969

As of Tuesday, Spokane had at least 10 inches of snow on the ground for 30 days in a row. That’s not even close to the record.


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 9:46 p.m.

State troopers respond to 39 crashes related to snow; trooper’s car hit but no injuries

A car lost control and sideswiped a Washington State Patrol trooper’s car on Tuesday. No one was injured, and his car had minor damage.


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 9:20 p.m.

Snow to fall in Spokane overnight Monday, threaten another daily record

Snow is expected to begin in the area after 10 p.m. Monday and continue through Tuesday morning’s commute, potentially affecting traffic. After a last round of heavy snow, which could …


Bankrupt California utility wants to give $235M in bonuses

Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. is seeking a judge’s approval to pay $235 million in bonuses to thousands of employees despite the California utility’s bankruptcy


UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 11:12 a.m.

Road crews battle giant snowdrifts on state Highway 27

In a hard-fought victory over Mother Nature, road crews removed enough snow and ice to reopen a stretch of state Highway 27 north of Latah on Tuesday.


UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 9:10 a.m.

Thermometer’s stuck below normal

If February 2019 will go down in the record books in Spokane as one of the wettest, snowiest months in history, then March will surely follow as one of the …


UPDATED: Sun., March 3, 2019, 9:13 p.m.

Winter’s ‘last gasp’ sure is a cold one

Chillier-than-average temperatures have been the norm in the Spokane region since early February, but warmer weather could arrive by the middle of March.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 8:43 p.m.

Farewell to the second snowiest February on record

While many people in the lowlands are grousing about all of the February snow and cold, folks at mountain ski areas are reveling in the winter weather.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 12:15 p.m.

California river receding after flooding 2,000 buildings

Floodwaters that turned two Northern California wine country communities into islands reachable only by boat began receding Thursday after a rain-engorged river finally peaked after swamping thousands of homes and …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 9:31 a.m.

Morning snow makes this February the second snowiest on record in Spokane

A few inches of snow overnight has covered roadways in Eastern Washington and some school districts have delayed classes.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 10:29 p.m.

Two deaths reported in Eastern Washington crashes in icy conditions; more snow expected overnight

A small flurry of snow, strong winds and below freezing temperatures led to multiple school closures Wednesday morning in the Inland Northwest.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 6:05 p.m.

Approaching snow storms expected to move February into second-snowiest on record

This month Spokane is likely to have the second-most days with snow in February and second-most total snow in February, forecasters say.


High winds cut power, inundate Lake Erie shoreline with ice

High winds howled through much of the nation’s eastern half for a second day Monday, cutting power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses, closing schools, and pushing dramatic …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 25, 2019, 6:59 a.m.

More snow expected Monday night, Wednesday

Colder-than-average temperatures and snow are expected to continue into this week as a new weather system moves up the Washington and Oregon border.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 23, 2019, 8:10 p.m.

Southern storms, flooding, tornado in east Mississippi city

Severe storms rake the South amid days of drenching rains and a tornado touches down in east Mississippi city of Columbus; no reports of any deaths.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 23, 2019, 12:47 p.m.

February has been a boon to private plow drivers, including an 18-year-old who made $35K in Seattle

More than 25 inches of snow blanketed Spokane in February, which means big business for snowplow operators.