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UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 7:55 p.m.

Enduring cold snap creates headaches at home, on highways

Already winter-weary parts of the Midwest and East Coast are dealing with a mounting number of weather-related headaches, from highway pileups to frozen pipes and a rash of car thefts. …

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 8:58 p.m.

Snowstorm snarls traffic and sets up Spokane for a sloppy New Years Eve

Freezing rain is creating a messy commute Friday morning as a Pacific storm system rolls through the region.

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 28, 2017, 10:37 p.m.

Spokane announces full-city plow as snow hits region

Snow hit Spokane Thursday, but the heaviest accumulations by midday were found in Spokane Valley, the South Hill and it was expanding into downtown. The accumulating snow prompted the City …

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 28, 2017, noon

Winter storm warning in effect for Montana

A winter storm warning is in effect for much of Montana, calling for significant snowfall as 2017 comes to an end.

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 28, 2017, 9:20 p.m.

Brutal U.S. cold snap highlights higher energy costs

Plunging temperatures across half the country on Thursday underscored a stark reality for low-income Americans who rely on heating aid: Their dollars aren’t going to go as far this winter …

Weekend weather: Winter storm advisory calls for heavy snow

Snow and rain are expected through the end of this week and into the weekend as two Pacific storms wash over Washington.

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 27, 2017, 3:48 p.m.

Days of shoveling snow, bitter cold ahead for northern U.S.

Freezing temperatures and below-zero wind chills socked much of the northern United States on Wednesday, and the snow-hardened city of Erie, Pennsylvania, dug out from a record snowfall.

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 27, 2017, 9:27 p.m.

Winter storm set to blanket Spokane on Thursday with 3 to 7 inches of snow

The Spokane region is due for another round of a wet, white shellacking – just in time for New Year’s weekend.

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 27, 2017, 12:08 p.m.

Snow plows to roll through Spokane neighborhoods Tuesday

Residents are asked to move their cars to the odd side of the street to allow snow plows to pass. More snow is expected later this week, with the best …

Vietnam escapes worst of typhoon that battered Philippines

A powerful storm that left a trail of death and destruction in the Philippines was downgraded to a tropical depression Tuesday and failed to make landfall in Vietnam.

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 25, 2017, 1:57 p.m.

Christmas brings Northeast blizzard, bitter cold in Midwest

The good news for many in the Northeast and Midwest is that it’s a white Christmas. The bad news is a blizzard swept into parts of New England and bitter …

White Christmas on its way for Northeast, Midwest

If you live in the Northeast or Midwest, you’re not dreaming: It’s probably going to be a white Christmas.

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.