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Furious Blizzard Stalls Travelers, Closes Factories In Scandinavia

The worst November blizzard in memory clobbered Scandinavia on Friday, shutting factories, grounding airplanes and stalling an ambulance while a woman gave birth inside. At least one person, a 60-year-old …


Spokane’s First Snowfall Catches Many Unprepared

Traffic crawls down Cedar Street hill Tuesday after a storm dumped a couple of inches of snow on the Inland Northwest. Photo by Christopher Anderson/The Spokesman-Review


Icy Roads Send Cars Skidding

Police and emergency workers spent Monday morning rushing to two dozen accidents as ice sent cars and trucks sliding off North Idaho roadways. No serious injuries were reported in Idaho …


Thousands Homeless After Deadly Typhoon

More than 630,000 people filled evacuation camps Monday as the death toll from a typhoon that battered the Philippines rose above 600. The provinces on the eastern coast of the …


Typhoon Batters Philippines Capital Rain Sends Avalanche Of Ash And Mud Down Mount Pinatubo

With a fury not seen in a decade, a typhoon raged through the main Philippine island of Luzon on Friday, killing at least 65 people and destroying millions of dollars …


Virgin Islands Face Another Storm

Storm-weary residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands prepared Monday for Sebastien, the fourth major storm to pass through the region in less than two months. Many residents already are living …


Roxanne Regains Force, Doubles Back Coast Areas Hit Earlier In Hurricane’s Path Again

Roxanne regained hurricane force Saturday and wandered through the center of the Gulf of Mexico, threatening to cause more havoc in coastal areas still recovering from its first swipe. As …


Roxanne Is Born In Caribbean

The first tropical storm with an “R” name - Roxanne - formed in the Caribbean on Monday, taking a path similar to the one Hurricane Opal followed when it killed …


Opal Sneaks Up On Coast While We Watched O.J. Nation Was Glued To TV, But Missed Hurricane As It Strengthened From A Category 2 To A Category 4 Storm

As Opal was about to jam itself into overdrive, the rest of the world was looking elsewhere. Specifically, at a champagne victory party at O.J. Simpson’s Brentwood estate. That distraction …


Frosty End To Summer In Midwest

The growing season in parts of the Midwest skidded to an early, icy halt Friday, the last full day of summer, with a crop-killing freeze that damaged soybeans, corn and …


Cold Snap Hits Rockies, Midwest

Summer snow fell early Thursday in parts of Nebraska and Kansas, and 9 inches was reported near Denver. Temperatures were driven down to record lows in Montana, North Dakota, Colorado …


Typhoon Oscar Biggest To Hit Japanese Islands Since Wwii Forecasters Say Tokyo May Avoid Full Force Of Storm

The most powerful storm to hit Japan since World War II churned north along the nation’s eastern islands Sunday, buffeting them with heavy rain and 110-mph winds. There were no …


It Was Like Being ‘In A Blender’ As Hurricane Rips Up Island Homes

1. Hurricane Marilyn tossed around cars on the island of St. Thomas. Photo by Associated Press 2. Sitting near the remains of their Culebra home are Elizabeth Arizmendi and her …


Mexican Hurricane Victims Found

Rescuers on Saturday found the bodies of more fishermen drowned by Hurricane Ismael, increasing the death toll from the Pacific Ocean storm to at least 20, television reports said. Helicopters …


Hurricane Marilyn Smashes Into Virgin Islands

Trees crashed, power failed and roiling seas flooded a waterfront Friday as the Virgin Islands took a direct hit from Hurricane Marilyn’s howling 100-mph winds and 12-foot waves. Marilyn, the …


Caribbean Island Barbuda Ripped Apart By Hurricane Most Buildings Destroyed And Tourist Industry Battered

Rubble fills the streets of St. John’s, the Antigua capital. Photo by Associated Press


Monsoon Rains Cause Flooding In New Delhi

Monsoon rains blanketed northern India on Friday, sending flood waters surging into the slums of New Delhi and raising the death toll in a week of flooding to more than …


Scores Missing In Philippines Flash Flooding

Rescue workers in the southern Philippines found 11 more bodies Friday, bringing the death toll from flash floods this week to 26. At least 117 others remained missing. Four hundred …


Lightning Dances Across North Idaho Bolts Spark Mobile Home Fire, Injuries At Fairgrounds

A lightning strike from Thursday’s storm apparently sparked a Post Falls mobile home fire. Photo by Craig Buck/The Spokesman-Review


Rainstorm Drenches Inland Northwest Workers At Interstate Fairgrounds Taken To Hospital After Ride Struck By Lightning

Commuters sail home through the Hamilton and Trent intersection. Photo by Sandra Bancroft-Billings/The Spokesman-Review


Looters Add To Pain Of Hurricane Luis Leaves Trail Of Death, Destruction On Small Caribbean Island

A man walks past an overturned house tipped over by Hurricane Luis on a road outside St. John’s, Antigua. Photo by Associated Press


Hurricane Luis Heads For The Caribbean

Carrying winds gusting to 160 mph, Hurricane Luis roared west Monday toward the Caribbean, where nervous islanders boarded up buildings and frightened tourists jammed airports trying to escape. The 700-mile-wide …


Soggy Carolinas Mopping Up Hundreds Return To Homes After Storm Causes Flooding

The Carolinas mopped up, scraped up mud and chased out wildlife Monday after a weekend of flooding caused by the leftovers of Tropical Storm Jerry in which at least seven …


Storm Moves Into Georgia

The rainy remains of Tropical Storm Jerry chugged north Friday into Georgia, leaving behind streams for streets in Florida and residents fearing that storms behind it could flood them again. …


Tropics Abuzz: Two Hurricanes, One Storm

Two hurricanes and a tropical storm formed in the Atlantic in 12 hours Wednesday, making 1995 one of the most active hurricane seasons on record. Tropical systems were lined up …


Felix Heads Back Toward Bermuda ‘I’M Just Finishing Cleaning From The First Hit’

When Hurricane Felix brushed past Bermuda last week, it downed trees and power lines and swept fishing boats out to sea. Now, officials warn, it may be coming back. “He’s …


Hurricane Nears Bermuda

High waves from a raging sea pounded the south shores of Bermuda late Monday, knocking yachts loose from their moorings and battering oceanfront hotels as Hurricane Felix drew near. Residents …


Heat Grips Midwest And Southwest

Temperatures in the upper 90s killed two more people in the Chicago area, bringing to 570 the number of people who have died from the heat this summer. A 37-year-old …


Felix Getting Stronger, Roaring Toward Bermuda Flossie, Gabrielle Dump Rain On Southwest, Eastern Mexico

Felix, the most powerful Atlantic hurricane in two years, intensified Saturday and headed for Bermuda, where forecasters warned it could cause serious damage beginning Sunday night. Felix’s top winds grew …


Tropical Storm Lashes Hong Kong, Killing 2

Tropical Storm Helen lashed the Hong Kong area with 55 mph winds Saturday, leaving two people dead and dozens injured. Driving wind and rain closed most shops and businesses, including …