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  • Weekend weather

    A stretch of warm weather will kick off the first several days of autumn with highs reaching the 70s under partly sunny to mostly sunny skies. The warmest day should …


  • Green Bluff harvests early this year because of warm weather

    The fields of pumpkins sprawling across the hillside at Walter’s Fruit Ranch in Green Bluff are early this year, bright splotches of color signaling the ripeness of the gourds with …


  • Weekend weather: Summer temperatures return to Inland NW

    Drier sunny weather is returning to the Inland Northwest for the weekend, but enjoy the return to summer weather because a new cold front is expected to arrive Monday. Until …


  • Hot, dry Spokane summer breaks records

    It’s official. The three-month span from June 1 through Aug. 31 was the hottest and the driest summer on record in Spokane. The hot and dry conditions have caused extreme …


  • Weekend weather: Forecast on cool side for holiday

    After a long hot and dry spell, the weather has reversed itself and will keep the Inland Northwest on the cool side through the holiday weekend. A mix of clouds …


  • Relief in sight for Inland Northwest’s hot, dry summer

    Although summer doesn’t officially end until Sept. 23, the “meteorological” summer – June, July and August – ended Monday. This summer was one of the hottest, driest and most fire-ravaged …


  • Firefighters brace for Saturday winds

    A ferocious wind storm expected Saturday has put much of the state – much of it already on fire – on high alert.


  • Wildfire season one of the worst on record

    The wildfire season across the Inland Northwest for 2015 has been one of the biggest, in terms of the number of fires, in recorded history. According to the National Interagency …


  • Spokane’s searing summer sets records for heat, dry

    The summer of 2015 will be the hottest and driest ever in Spokane. The National Weather Service on Monday said the period from June 1 to Aug. 24 is by …


  • Smoke moves into Central Washington

    The brown skies Spokane experienced Friday have moved on.


  • Ferry County evacuations ordered for fast-moving fires

    Some northern sections of Ferry County received evacuation notices Friday morning as another fast-moving fire threatens the communities of Boyds and others.


  • Weekend weather

    Weather conditions conducive to wildfire are likely to persist for the next several days, but there is a hint that a change is due later next week. A cold front …


  • Wildfire smoke brings unhealthy air across Northwest

    An air quality alert issued Monday is expected to remain in effect across a broad swath of the Pacific Northwest until at least Thursday because of wildfire smoke pollution. “Air …


  • High fire danger to persist in Inland Northwest

    As wildfires intensify across the Pacific Northwest, forecasters warned that extremely dangerous weather conditions would continue again today and that smoke from those fires may cause air quality to deteriorate. …


  • Weather: Higher heat index makes Northwest feel uncomfortable

    In our part of the country, when temperatures soar into the 90s, humidity levels are often low. However, with increased humidity levels amid scattered shower and thunderstorm activity, it has …


  • Fire dangers remain high across region

    Hot smoky weather will hang over the Inland Northwest today before another storm system moves across the region, bringing a risk of more thunderstorms. The combination of heat and breezy …


  • Gardening: Revitalize container plants affected by the heat

    Last week I talked about how the heat was affecting some of our vegetables. This week I want to share some ideas for revitalizing container plants that have also been …


  • Weather: July marks one of area’s hottest, driest on record

    July was one of the hottest months across the Inland Northwest. At Spokane International Airport, the average reading was 74.2 degrees, which was 4.4 degrees above normal. The average high …


  • Weekend weather

    After above-normal temperatures in June and July, you knew that the hot summer weather was bound to return. Today will offer a transition into a new round of heat.


  • El Nino has wide-ranging global economic impact

    WASHINGTON – In California, they’re counting on it to end a historic drought; in Peru, they’ve already declared a pre-emptive emergency to prepare for devastating flooding. It’s both an economic …


  • Hot weather impacting climbing on Mount Rainier

    Washingtonians without air conditioning aren’t the only ones suffering from record-setting temperatures this summer. The glacier-covered faces of Mount Rainier are melting faster than usual this year, creating conditions on …


  • Weekend weather

    A few days of fine summer weather without sweltering heat are in store for parts of the Inland Northwest, but showers and thunderstorms are likely later in the weekend. Highs …


  • Weather: Hot weather dries up Western U.S. aquifers

    There was another round of hot weather across the Inland Northwest earlier this week as temperatures soared into the 90s in many areas. However, the recent heat wave didn’t last …


  • Weekend weather report

    The distinct change of weather that arrived with last weekend’s rain and thunderstorms should continue through Sunday. Today could see gusty southwest winds, keeping the risk of wildfires high.


  • Today’s rain amounts varied greatly

    Friday and Saturday’s rains provided much needed precipitation to the parched Inland Northwest.


  • Thunderstorms on tap

    Another smoky hot day is expected over the Inland Northwest before a significant change in this summer’s early heat wave arrives. Highs in the middle and upper 90s are expected …


  • Hot, dry conditions across Inland Northwest straining water supplies

    Our current dry spell in the Inland Northwest has been raising concerns about water use. According to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor, most of Eastern Washington and North Idaho is …


  • Storms arriving Tuesday could pack lightning and gusting winds

    As if firefighters don’t have enough trouble trying to stop wildfires across the region, the National Weather Service has posted a fire weather watch for potential lightning storms and localized …


  • Heat, dry weather stoke Eastern Washington fires

    Wildfires across Eastern Washington burned through brush, forest and grassland Friday amid 100-degree heat as the region braced for more hot weather and the onset of Fourth of July fireworks. …


  • Athletes, volunteers battle record heat at Coeur d’Alene Ironman

    A triathlon is never easy, but Sunday’s Ironman Coeur d’Alene may have pegged a new level of difficulty. That’s due to record-breaking heat that overwhelmed competitors, volunteers and spectators alike. …


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