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UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 24, 2017, 7:39 p.m.

White Christmas watch: Snow predicted overnight Sunday for Santa’s arrival

The National Weather Service is predicting two to three inches of snow for Spokane and up to six inches in Pullman, Colfax, Lewiston and other southern points. Coeur d’Alene can …

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 10:14 p.m.

Christmas travel plans should include preparation for light snow and frigid temperatures

Inland Northwest holiday travelers are not likely to run into the kinds of weather that beset the region during the past week.

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 10:18 p.m.

Thousands lose power in North Idaho from heavy snow

Thousands of North Idaho residents were without power Wednesday morning as heavy snow downed power lines.

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 11:14 p.m.

Surprise! Snow makes for slippery Tuesday-morning commute

Spokane woke up to about 3 inches of snow, thanks to a temperature that was slightly cooler than expected.

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 10:38 p.m.

Numerous crashes reported in Spokane as snow makes roads slick

A brief but intense snowstorm swept across the Spokane region Friday, causing slick roads that led to multiple accidents.

Snow, freezing fog expected for weekend

Expect freezing fog and some snow starting Thursday and going into the weekend.

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 5:31 p.m.

Icy roads lead to several crashes and slide offs in Spokane region

Inland Northwest residents woke up to a shiny coat of ice on the roads Tuesday morning, leading to several crashes and slide offs.

South Texas gets rare snowfall

Frigid temperatures behind a cold front combined with moisture off the Gulf of Mexico have yielded a rare snowfall in many parts of South and Southeast Texas.

Weathercatch: ‘River in the sky’ brings tropical Thanksgiving to Inland NW

A long plume of warm, moist airflow from the tropics to the Western U.S. put record-warm temperatures and intermittent rain on the Thanksgiving Day menu in eastern Washington.

Browne’s Addition residents, visitors asked to move vehicles next week to aid leaf pickup

Crews working their way through town to clear the streets of fallen leaves will hit the historic neighborhood next week, prompting the city’s request for motorists to move off the …

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 24, 2017, 10:24 p.m.

Skagit River flooding worse than expected, hits homes, roads

Officials say that flooding was worse than expected on the Skagit River north of Seattle.

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 23, 2017, 10:27 p.m.

Wet, warm, windy weather plays havoc on Inland Northwest ski areas

The triple threat of warm, rainy and windy weather the Pineapple Express has brought to the Inland Northwest this week may play havoc with your plans to hit the slopes, …

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 23, 2017, 10:34 p.m.

Pineapple Express soaking Washington through the weekend

While records will be on the line in Husky Stadium Saturday afternoon, Mother Nature has been breaking a few records of her own, courtesy of the Pineapple Express.

Tips to break the Thanksgiving ice

Let’s start, for example, simply by asking questions. Our daily discourse is filled with attitude and declarations. We have forgotten the power of listening.

Spokane officials balk at billing for sidewalk snow clearing

The proposal, which has been tabled for this snow season, would have allowed the city to hire crews to clear trouble areas near schools and businesses. Officials also say they …

Spokane Valley residents face fines for not clearing snow from sidewalks

Spokane Valley could begin imposing fines this snow season for residents who don’t shovel their sidewalks. The City Council passed an ordinance last month requiring residents to clear snow and …

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 11:46 a.m.

Fogs falls on parts of Eastern Washington

Visibility of less than a quarter mile has made driving treacherous in some parts of Eastern Washington. The Washington State Patrol reported several crashes in Adams County on Interstate 90 …

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 9 p.m.

Here comes La Nina, El Nino’s flip side, but it will be weak

La Nina, the cool flip side to El Nino, has returned, forecasters said Thursday.

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 10:03 p.m.

We can brighten clouds to reflect heat and reduce global warming. But should we?

WASHINGTON – Ever-higher temperatures are melting the ice sheets faster than projected. Sea level is rising. International efforts to reduce greenhouse gases are taking longer than expected. It’s a nightmare …

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 5:38 p.m.

Spokane will pick up leaves, after record-setting early season snowfall

Though the winter snow season has already begun, Spokane will still clear the streets of fallen leaves. The work began Monday and will continue through the middle of November. This …

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 2:46 p.m.

Sunday’s snowfall in Spokane breaks daily record; slick roads caused slide-offs Monday morning

Snowfall in Spokane on Sunday was the most on record for Nov. 5.

1 dead, 4 hurt in crash in central Montana

A 37-year-old Billings man died and four people were injured in a head-on crash in central Montana on an icy, snow-covered road.

UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 5, 2017, 7:24 p.m.

After respite, winter weather may return midweek; drivers encouraged to use caution

With the bulk of the weekend snow behind us, the Inland Northwest will get a small breather from winter weather. At least until the wet stuff returns midweek.

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 10:26 p.m.

Snow falls around Inland Northwest as National Weather Service loses radar service

Afternoon snow in Spokane should taper off, but a new round of precipitation – which might build up on the roadways – is expected Sunday, meteorologists say.

Bundle up: First snow of the year to descend Friday

Now comes the colder side of autumn, with a series of snowstorms and hard freezes expected into early next week.

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 11:26 p.m.

Snow expected in Spokane starting Friday

Yes, it’s going to snow this weekend. No, it’s not all doom and gloom.

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 30, 2017, 3:37 p.m.

Utilities warn that power could be out for days in Northeast

A severe storm packing hurricane-force wind gusts and soaking rain swept through the Northeast early Monday, knocking out power for nearly 1.5 million homes and businesses and forcing hundreds of …

Weathercatch: Halloween trickeries, from fog to freezing

When it comes to Halloween weather conditions, Mother Nature has handed us plenty of tricks in the Inland Northwest.

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 2:56 p.m.

Warm, sunny weather to close out October in the Inland Northwest

With afternoon temperatures in the 60s and overnight lows above the freezing mark, forecasters are predicting a mild, calm end to October.

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 22, 2017, 10:31 p.m.

2.91 inches of rain fell Saturday in Olympia area, drenching 1966 record

How wet was it on Saturday? It was so wet that the last time that much rain fell in the Olympia area, The Beatles were still a thing.