Stories tagged: weather
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 2016, 7:08 A.M.
Southern plagues: Drought, flood, fire and now killer storms
Tornadoes that dropped out of the night sky killed five people in two states and injured at least a dozen more early Wednesday, adding to a seemingly biblical onslaught of …
TUESDAY, NOV. 29, 2016, 10:26 A.M.
Odd pattern brings rare November tornadoes to Iowa, Nebraska
Meteorologists say warmer weather has brought unusual November weather to Iowa and Nebraska: tornadoes.
TUESDAY, NOV. 29, 2016, 8:50 A.M.
Raging wildfires in South force evacuations in Tennessee
Raging wildfires fueled by high winds forced the evacuation of thousands of people and were believed to have wiped out an entire resort of more than 100 buildings in the …
MONDAY, NOV. 28, 2016, 10:34 A.M.
Deep South under severe weather threat through Wednesday
After weeks of punishing drought, the Deep South will get some much-needed precipitation in at least some areas this week, according to weather officials.
MONDAY, NOV. 28, 2016, 9:55 A.M.
Light snow predicted Wednesday, but first, freezing fog
Another snowfall is possible on Wednesday, but freezing fog may be biggest threat on Monday night through Tuesday morning
SUNDAY, NOV. 27, 2016, 3:32 P.M.
Travel alert: Snow forecast tonight for mountain passes
Quickly changing conditions on the region’s mountain passes spurred a winter weather advisory early Sunday from the National Weather Service.
SATURDAY, NOV. 26, 2016, 9:06 P.M.
Death toll from Australia’s thunderstorm asthma reaches six
Six people have died and five remained on life support after a rare condition known as thunderstorm asthma struck Australia’s second-largest city, officials said on Sunday.
SATURDAY, NOV. 26, 2016, 7:29 P.M.
Four months after flooding, Maryland town of Ellicott City reopens
Four months after flooding devastated the historic Maryland town of Ellicott City, its downtown has officially reopened.
SATURDAY, NOV. 26, 2016, 12:26 P.M.
49 Degrees North didn’t open Saturday as planned
The 49 Degrees North ski area near Chewelah did not open for the season Saturday as planned.
FRIDAY, NOV. 25, 2016, 7:14 A.M.
Otto enters Pacific after devastation, 9 dead in Costa Rica
Tropical Storm Otto killed at least nine people in Costa Rica and then headed into the Pacific Ocean Friday after making landfall as the southernmost hurricane on record to hit …
THURSDAY, NOV. 24, 2016, 7:48 P.M.
Hurricane Otto weakens as it moves across southern Nicaragua
Hurricane Otto weakened rapidly as it moved across southern Nicaragua on Thursday after making landfall on that country’s Caribbean coast as a dangerous Category 2 storm. It was the southernmost …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23, 2016, 12:46 P.M.
If you’re driving over the Cascades, be ready for snow
Forecasters are warning drivers to be ready for snow if they are headed out for the holiday, especially in and near the mountains
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23, 2016, 7:33 A.M.
Chinook and Cayuse passes temporarily closing Wednesday
With storms expected in the Cascades Wednesday and Thursday, the state Department of Transportation will temporarily close Chinook and Cayuse passes at 10 a.m. Wednesday in a precautionary measure
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23, 2016, 7:19 A.M.
Tropical Storm Otto takes aim at Central America
An unusually late-season Tropical Storm Otto swirled over the Caribbean just off Central America on Wednesday and headed toward a possible landfall as a hurricane in Nicaragua.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23, 2016, 3 A.M.
Weathercatch: Thankful for our weather – here’s why
Bad weather is hitting parts of the country as millions of people are driving or flying during the Thanksgiving holiday. Here in the Inland Northwest, we’re sitting pretty. Sure, we’ve …
TUESDAY, NOV. 22, 2016, 1:59 P.M.
Young activists seek tougher action on climate change
Eight children are asking a Seattle judge to find Washington state in contempt for failing to adequately protect them and future generations from the harmful effects of climate change.
TUESDAY, NOV. 22, 2016, 1:43 P.M.
Otto gains hurricane status in the Caribbean
Forecasters say Otto has gained hurricane status in the Carribbean as it edges closer to parts of Central America.
TUESDAY, NOV. 22, 2016, 9:55 A.M.
Late-season storm Otto becomes hurricane; 3 dead in Panama
Late-season storm Otto strengthened into a hurricane Tuesday as civil defense officials reported three deaths in Panama amid heavy rain and Costa Rica ordered the evacuation of 4,000 people from …
MONDAY, NOV. 21, 2016, 6:09 P.M.
Thanksgiving holiday travel could be touch and go with rain and snow
Weather forecasters said that snow will likely be seen in the mountains through the weekend, but a mix of rain or snow is more likely at lower elevations
MONDAY, NOV. 21, 2016, 10:47 A.M.
Four rescued as autumn storms bring rain, snow to California
A team of firefighters using boats rescued four people trapped on an island of the raging Los Angeles River early Monday after a storm gorged rivers and knocked out power …
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 …