Stories tagged: weather
MONDAY, NOV. 21, 2016, 10:30 A.M.
Late-season Tropical Storm Otto forms in southwest Caribbean
Late-season Tropical Storm Otto has formed in the southwestern Caribbean and forecasters say it could become a hurricane in the coming days.
MONDAY, NOV. 21, 2016, 7:59 A.M.
Storm dumps 18 inches of snow on parts of Northeast
A storm system is bringing wintry weather to the Northeast, dumping up to 18 inches of snow in parts of upstate New York.
SATURDAY, NOV. 19, 2016, 4:58 P.M.
Best weather satellite ever built rockets into space
The most advanced weather satellite ever built rocketed into space Saturday night, part of an $11 billion effort to revolutionize forecasting and save lives.
FRIDAY, NOV. 18, 2016, 1:50 P.M.
Drought kills 102 million trees in California, report shows
The California drought has killed more than 102 million trees in a die-off of forests that increases the risk of catastrophic wildfires and other threats to humans, officials said Friday.
FRIDAY, NOV. 18, 2016, 8:02 A.M.
North Cascades Highway temporarily closes for weekend
State highway officials are temporarily closing State Route 20 for the weekend because of heavy snow in the forecast.
THURSDAY, NOV. 17, 2016, 3:19 P.M.
Earth’s warm October not record; 2016 likely record hot
While last month merely tied for the world’s third warmest October in history, 2016 is still on track to be the hottest year on record, federal meteorologists said Thursday.
THURSDAY, NOV. 17, 2016, 5 A.M.
2015 windstorm whipped up by rare convergence of events
Pacific storms have long battered the region, but the one on Nov. 17, 2015 brought together nature’s forces in a most devastating way.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16, 2016, 5:06 P.M.
Ski areas get excited now that snow has started falling again
A quick-hitting snowstorm on Wednesday excited folks at mountain ski areas, but reminded residents at lower elevations to get ready for more
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16, 2016, 7:09 A.M.
Snow falls, then quickly melts in some parts of Spokane
Snow fell over a wide swath of the Inland Northwest Wednesday and quickly melted at lower elevations.
MONDAY, NOV. 14, 2016, 10:53 A.M.
2016 set to break heat record despite slowdown in emissions
Global temperatures are soaring toward a record high this year, the U.N. weather agency said Monday, while another report showed emissions of a key global warming gas have flattened out …
MONDAY, NOV. 14, 2016
Getting There: Time to get ready for winter driving
As winter and the holidays draw near, there is an important type of preparation worth undertaking: getting ready for winter driving.
SUNDAY, NOV. 13, 2016, 6:18 P.M.
Forecast of rain set to spoil supermoon view
Rainy weather will make it unlikely that Inland Northwest residents will get a glimpse of Monday’s supermoon.
FRIDAY, NOV. 11, 2016, 5 P.M.
Heavy rains lead to wild mushrooms popping up across the Inland Northwest
As the Inland Northwest experienced one of its wettest months on record in October, the microorganisms underneath our feet quietly worked on setting records of their own. In lawns, backyards …
THURSDAY, NOV. 10, 2016, 5 A.M.
Weekend weather: Mild November continues
The mild weather of early November should continue through the weekend
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 9, 2016
Weathercatch: ‘Unsettled’ weather – blah but not bad
Though “unsettled” seems an ambiguous term, it has long been used to describe certain weather conditions. In the meteorological world, its meaning is fairly specific and not as ominous as …
FRIDAY, NOV. 4, 2016, 10:18 A.M.
Paris climate change deal becomes international law
The Paris Agreement to combat climate change became international law on Friday – a landmark deal about tackling global warming amid growing fears that the world is becoming hotter even …
THURSDAY, NOV. 3, 2016, 12:33 P.M.
Study links human actions to specific Arctic sea ice melt
Driving a gas-powered car about 90 miles – the distance between New York and Philadelphia – melts about a square foot of Arctic sea ice in the critical month of …
THURSDAY, NOV. 3, 2016, 5 A.M.
Weekend weather: Drying weather arrives with the start of the new month
Drier weather is going to replace the parade of storms that drenched the region in October
TUESDAY, NOV. 1, 2016, 6:30 P.M.
City of Spokane expands operation of warming shelters, eyes more assistance for round-the-clock homeless care
The cost of running 24/7 emergency shelters in Spokane for homeless people comes out to about $1.4 million annually, Mayor David Condon said Tuesday. The city is moving some money …
MONDAY, OCT. 31, 2016, 2:57 P.M.
Study blames low 2015 Western U.S. snowpack on high temperatures
Scientists looked at snow-measurement sites in California, Oregon, Washington, western Nevada and western Idaho. They found that in 2015, more than 80 percent of those sites experienced record low snowpack …
MONDAY, OCT. 31, 2016, 9:11 A.M.
October breaks monthly, daily rainfall records in Spokane
As Halloween brings October to a close, meteorologists say Spokane has never received so much rain in any single month.
THURSDAY, OCT. 27, 2016, 4:30 A.M.
Weekend weather: Rain continues to push precipitation levels higher than normal
Rain is expected to keep falling across the Inland Northwest through Thursday night, but a break in storms is likely on Friday before more wet weather returns on Saturday and …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26, 2016, 5:42 P.M.
‘Viva La Nina!’ Snowstorms expected to blitz Spokane region this winter
Weather experts are seeing a likelihood that the Inland Northwest will get more snow than it has in the past two winters
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26, 2016
Weathercatch: Unruly Halloween weather, past and present
Last Halloween, whether you ventured outside to attend a party or your little ones strolled house to house, you may remember superhero capes flapping in the wind and Harry Potter …
SATURDAY, OCT. 22, 2016, 7:08 A.M.
Over 50,000 evacuated in typhoon’s path in southern China
Typhoon Haima forced the evacuations of more than 50,000 people in southern China after hammering the northern Philippines with ferocious wind and rain, triggering flooding, landslides and power outages and …
THURSDAY, OCT. 20, 2016, 4:45 A.M.
Weekend weather: Quick break in October rains
October rains are not going to let up, although Saturday may bring a break
TUESDAY, OCT. 18, 2016, 9:53 A.M.
Cool: Earth’s 16-month record heat streak finally ends
Federal meteorologists say Earth’s 16-month streak of record high temperatures is finally over.
MONDAY, OCT. 17, 2016, 11:37 A.M.
October already one of rainiest on record in Spokane
October is barely past the halfway point and already Spokane has seen one of the rainiest Octobers on record
THURSDAY, OCT. 13, 2016, 1:23 P.M.
Many Hurricane Matthew victims don’t have flood insurance
Waist-deep floodwaters from Hurricane Matthew coursed down the street in Pooler and seeped under Lori Galemore’s doors, swamping the carpets and furniture as she and her three sons retreated upstairs, …
THURSDAY, OCT. 13, 2016, 11:17 A.M.
Rains, wind kick off stormy few days in the Northwest
Rain and damaging winds are expected across western Washington and Oregon Thursday through to Saturday.