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UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 16, 2019, 1:07 p.m.

Snow showers forecast through Sunday morning

A brief spurt of heavy snow hit Spokane around noon on Saturday and left about 1/2 inch of snow. More could fall after dark.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 8:54 p.m.

Half inch of snow possible Saturday night before Spokane temperatures drop early next week

While there is a chance to see some more flurries Saturday, forecasters don’t expect it to bring the mass amounts we saw earlier this week.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 9:39 p.m.

Cleanup, damage assessment in wake of West’s big storm

California turned to cleanup and damage assessment Friday as a powerful storm that drenched the state brought flood dangers to Arizona, and other parts of the West dealt with impacts …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 7:11 p.m.

Mudslide sweeps house off hill as storm pounds California

Waves of heavy rain pounded California on Thursday, washing away a mountain highway, triggering a mudslide that destroyed homes, and forcing residents to flee communities scorched by wildfires last year.


Washington State University, University of Idaho delay classes due to icy conditions

Washington State University in Pullman and University of Idaho in Moscow delayed classes Thursday morning as melting snow turned to ice overnight.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 7:14 a.m.

Driving a plow can get stressful – especially when mad driveway shovelers go to extremes

Shoveling snow from sidewalks can be a tough job, but for Spokane County plow drivers, removing it from the roads presents even greater challenges.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 2:13 p.m.

Here’s what you should know about snow gates, the plowing tool that lowers berms in front of driveways

The city of Spokane, Spokane County and Coeur d’Alene have all outfitted some of their snow removal equipment with the hydraulic devices that are intended to prevent berms in front …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 8:24 p.m.

Spokane-area temperatures expected to drop again next week

Spokane will see an inch or less of new snow through early Friday morning, but temperatures are expected to dip back into the teens early next week, according to the …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 9:10 p.m.

Road closures, flooding in Northwest due to rain, snow

Rain, snow and flooding continued to cause problems in parts of Washington and Oregon, with several major roadways closed following more than a week of severe winter weather.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 3:53 p.m.

Spokane Public Schools announces 2-hour delay

With more snow arriving overnight, Spokane Public Schools announced it will start 2-hours late on Wednesday.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 8:43 a.m.

Grab your sled. It’s a snow day in Spokane

While two days of record snowfall in Spokane meant headaches for many of Spokane’s residents, it also meant the first snow day for its littlest occupants. In fact, every school …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 11:27 p.m.

More snow predicted in an already snowy February

Spokane, Coeur d’Alene, Central Valley and Mead are among the school districts that declared snow days on Tuesday.


Spokane Valley speeds plow times and considers snow gates

Although Spokane Valley’s roads may be cleared of snow faster this winter as the city speeds up plowing operations, it could mean more snow on the sidewalks.


Paul Turner: Shoveling snow makes one wonder

All sorts of questions come to mind when you’re shoveling snow.


Wolf Advisory Group meeting canceled due to weather

Washington’s Wolf Advisory Group was scheduled to meet Tuesday and Wednesday in Olympia.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 6:14 a.m.

Forecasters: As much as 12 inches of new snow could fall in Spokane area

With temperatures expected to rise over the next couple days, the snow that falls likely will be wetter and heavier than the light, fluffy powder we’ve seen so far.


Snowstorm buries region from Seattle to Sierra Nevadas, with more on the way

A winter storm that blanketed Washington state with snow and forced the cancellation of about 200 flights moved south into Oregon as meteorologists warned Saturday that yet more was on …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 9:36 p.m.

Predicted snowfall for Spokane revised down; City to plow all streets

The National Weather Service has revised its weekend forecast for Spokane, lowering the amount of expected snow.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 10:07 p.m.

More snow expected for Spokane through Saturday

Temperatures are expected to remain well below freezing moving into the weekend, with up to 5 or 6 inches of snow, all mixed with heavy wind gusts that could make …


Snow in San Francisco? Mild cities don’t escape winter storm

San Francisco, Las Vegas and other cities are getting dusted with unusual snow as winter weather sweeps through the American West. Places like Montana where the cold is more common …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019, 7:18 a.m.

STA warns passengers that slick roads may cause bus delays on Tuesday

An inch of snow was measured at the National Weather Service’s Spokane office on the West Plains at about 6 a.m.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 5:21 p.m.

Winter storm dumps rare snow on Seattle as Midwest warms up

Winter weather pounded a swath of the U.S. West on Monday, closing schools, delaying flights and turning streets into sledding hills in coastal cities like Seattle that rarely get much …


County adds two snow gates to fleet; more possible if cost saving from mild winter continues

Spokane County residents will soon see fewer snow berms in their driveways with the addition of two snow gates to the county’s fleet of graders.


Human toll of cold: more than 2 dozen dead, hundreds hurt

The dangerous cold and heavy snow that hobbled the northern U.S. this week has retreated, but not before exacting a human toll. The system left in its wake more than …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 25, 2019, 9:14 p.m.

Deep freeze grips Upper Midwest, more bitter cold to come

An arctic wave has wrapped parts of the Midwest in numbing cold, sending temperatures plunging and prompting officials to close schools in several states on Friday, but forecasters say the …


High heat but no record: 2018 was 4th warmest year on Earth

Scientists say 2018 was the fourth hottest year on record on Earth.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 10:29 p.m.

Deep freeze grips Upper Midwest; more bitter cold to come

An arctic wave has wrapped the Upper Midwest in numbing cold. But the worst may be yet to come.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 10:45 a.m.

Snow causes many school delays, closures in Spokane area, North Idaho

Several area schools delayed the start of classes Wednesday as a storm brought several inches of snow.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 6:26 p.m.

National Weather Service adjusts snow forecast heading into Tuesday snow storm

The National Weather Service is predicting more snow to fall in northern Spokane County and north Idaho as the region’s first notable storm of the new year settles into the …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 21, 2019, 6:56 p.m.

Roads expected to be slick for Wednesday commute in Spokane, Coeur d’Alene

A storm will bring heavy mountain snow and a potentially treacherous morning commute to the Inland Northwest on Wednesday.