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UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 9:31 p.m.

Near-record number of travelers expected next week; weather promises to be fair

Thanksgiving travel is expected to be at record high levels with thousands of people taking to the air or road during the holiday.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 7:40 p.m.

Finger pointing, frustration in eastern U.S. storm’s aftermath

Exhausted commuters pointed fingers and demanded answers Friday, a day after a modest snowstorm stranded motorists on slippery roads for hours, paralyzed the public transit network serving New York City …


Paul Turner: If you spend cold days griping about Spokane winters, you probably really love this place

Local residents complaining about early signs of winter isn’t just a tiresome form of whining. It’s a love song to Spokane.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 10:25 p.m.

Season’s first snowfall dusts Spokane, causes car accidents

For about two hours Friday, Spokane had its first taste of winter. National Weather Service meteorologist Rocco Pelatti said the afternoon snowfall caused a few accidents, including a semitruck that …


National Weather Service predicts cooldown in Spokane

An unseasonably warm weekend in Spokane is expected to give way to cooler temperatures throughout this week, with a slight chance of rain on Tuesday and Wednesday and some snow …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 3, 2018, 5:07 p.m.

Second body found in collapsed Baltimore warehouse after tornado

Friday night’s storm system produced an EF-1 tornado that touched down in Baltimore City and County, producing winds of over 100 mph and knocking down part of an Amazon.com warehouse, …


KHQ’s long-range weather forecast backs up predictions of a milder winter

KHQ spent months looking at long-range weather forecasts that are predicting a milder-than-normal winter due to El Nino.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018, 9:16 p.m.

Weather spotters are the ‘eyes in the field’

The National Weather Service’s forecasters in Portland can cross-reference regional radar stations, check satellites and look at remote weather sensors. However, according to meteorologist Amanda Bowen, sometimes what they really …


El Niño expected to deliver a mild Spokane winter

The National Weather Service says the Inland Northwest could get a break from severe winter weather this upcoming season due to a weak to moderate El Niño expected in the …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 5:03 p.m.

Foggy conditions cause flight diversions from Sea-Tac to Spokane

A blanket of fog over the Seattle area was blamed for multiple flights being diverted to the Spokane International Airport, causing delays Friday for local takeoffs.


Warm waters boosted 2017’s major hurricane tally, more whopper storms to come, study says

The Atlantic’s warmer waters triggered the unusual number of major hurricanes last year, according to a new study that predicts the region could see a couple of extra whopper storms …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 9:45 p.m.

Four Spokane vets flying to North Carolina to aid in aftermath of hurricane Florence

In the riverside city of New Bern, North Carolina, power outages and wastewater spills accompanied the flooding from Hurricane Florence. In online videos of the city, tall trees hang diagonally …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 2:28 p.m.

Four dead as Hurricane Florence drenches the Carolinas

Blowing ashore with howling 90 mph winds, Hurricane Florence splintered buildings, trapped hundreds of people and swamped entire communities along the Carolina coast Friday in what could be just the …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 12, 2018, 5:45 p.m.

Disaster preparedness apps are flourishing ahead of Hurricane Florence

Last year, it took Hurricane Harvey and Irma – two of the worst natural disasters in American history – to make Zello the most downloaded app online.


Ask Dr. Universe: How does land affect the weather?

We get different weather patterns depending on a few conditions, such as how much sun the land gets, if the land is near mountains or ocean, and how air circulates …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 4:12 p.m.

Spokane air quality worsened, then improved Thursday morning as students return to school

After days of easy breathing, Spokane’s air dipped into unhealthy ranges Thursday morning just as kids returned to school for the year.


Heat index in US Northeast tops 100; girl dies in hot car

Tens of millions of people in the northeastern United States sweated in dangerously high heat Wednesday, with temperatures that felt like more than 100 degrees and prompted emergency measures including …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 19, 2018, 11:35 p.m.

Spokane air quality reaches ‘hazardous’ range

Air quality in Spokane has tipped into the “hazardous” range, and regional air quality monitors caution anyone, regardless of health, from exerting themselves out of doors.


Lost Summer: Wildfires make August campfires an endangered species

The month of August in the great Northwest once meant campfires, visits to deep lakes that had finally warmed enough for all-day fun, and last-chance vacations before school ended outdoor …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 9:54 p.m.

Possible overnight dry lightning causes red flag warning in Spokane; smoke may lessen from nighttime winds

The possibility of lightning prompted a red flag warning Thursday and into Friday morning for Spokane and the Palouse region.


Weathercatch: Our two days of scorching heat, explained

For two taxing days last week, our region withered under record-breaking temperatures.


The Business of Cool: How local businesses, organizations help Spokane cope when temperatures crack 100

On hot days like these, the city adjusts. Residents spend less time outside, retreating to shade and air conditioning to keep from overheating. But for the folks who ensure the …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 7:04 p.m.

Four cyclones are churning across the Pacific. Here’s what they look like from space.

Four tropical cyclones are swirling in the Pacific Ocean this week, at least one of which is a significant threat to land.


Historically, when it’s this hot, Spokane takes notice

Temperatures in Spokane may reach a record high Thursday, with high near 100 for most of the week.


Weathercatch: The West is a tinderbox – again

When the National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning early this week for much of Washington’s eastern half, it was no surprise.


New Oregon wildfire prompting mandatory evacuations

A new fast-moving fire has forced mandatory evacuations south of The Dalles.


Death Valley sets tentative world record for hottest month

The natural furnace of California’s Death Valley was on full broil in July, tentatively setting a world record for hottest month ever.


Animals, crops and people all suffer amid Europe’s heatwave

The heatwave gripping large stretches of Europe has already been blamed for deadly forest fires and crop failures. Now freshwater fish could be its next victims.


As hot weather sears Spokane, local cooling tricks provide relief

The heat is on again today as much of Eastern Washington braces for hot weather flirting with 100 degrees. Some temperature records could fall amid an excessive heat warning that …


UPDATED: Sun., July 29, 2018, 1:41 p.m.

Excessive heat watch warning in effect for Monday, Tuesday

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch warning for Monday and Tuesday.