Stories tagged: weather
UPDATED: Sat., April 1, 2017, 3:27 p.m.
Colombia: 154 dead after rivers overflow, toppling homes
An avalanche of water from three overflowing rivers swept through a small city in Colombia while people slept, destroying homes and killing at least 112 unsuspecting residents in their sleep, …
Fri., March 31, 2017, 6:33 p.m.
March was second wettest on record
March ended as the second wettest on record in Spokane with 4.11 inches of precipitation.
UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017, 5:09 p.m.
California’s robust mountain snowpack boosts flood concerns
As big snowflakes fell high in California’s Sierra Nevada this week, surveyors on snowshoes measured the deepest springtime snowpack in years and said it boosted concerns about destructive floods when …
UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017, 11:18 p.m.
Out like a lion: New England is getting snow at end of March
March is not going out like a lamb in parts of New England.
Thu., March 30, 2017, 2:54 p.m.
Tornado causes some damage north of Seattle
A tornado caused damage in a small town north of Seattle, including the toppling of recreational vehicles.
Thu., March 30, 2017, 10:46 a.m.
No joke: New England to get snow dump on April Fools’ Day
A major snowstorm is brewing just in time for April Fools’ Day in parts of New England.
Thu., March 30, 2017, 9:28 a.m.
Severe storm threat shifts to Ohio Valley, southern U.S.
An unsettled weather pattern that so far this week has contributed to the deaths of six people in the Southern Plains shifted into the Ohio Valley and southern United States …
Wed., March 29, 2017, 4:23 p.m.
Another rain storm boosts March to second wettest on record, but sun is on the way
A healthy rainstorm on Wednesday boosted the March precipitation total to second wettest on record.
Wed., March 29, 2017, 2:06 p.m.
Weekend weather: Two drier days are expected going into the weekend
Residents of the Inland Northwest are going to get break from days of wet March weather as the weekend arrives.
Wed., March 29, 2017, 6:53 a.m.
Forecasts for this past winter were mostly awful. Blame the fickle Pacific Ocean.
Predicting the weather for winter many weeks before it begins is hard. If any season proved there is a long way to go in perfecting such long-term outlooks, this winter …
UPDATED: Tue., March 28, 2017, 8:39 p.m.
New flood watch issued for Spokane region as another storm sweeps in
After weeks of heavy rain and high water, the National Weather Service has issued a new flood watch for a storm due over the region Wednesday
UPDATED: Tue., March 28, 2017, 10:05 p.m.
Cyclone rips off roofs, flings boats onto land in Australia
A powerful cyclone tore into Australia’s northeastern coast on Tuesday, forcing thousands of people to flee, shuttering coal to gold mines and prompting insurers to declare a catastrophe.
Tue., March 28, 2017, 8:10 a.m.
Seven students, one teacher confirmed dead in Japanese avalanche
Seven high school students and one teacher were confirmed dead as a result of the avalanche that hit a joint high school mountaineering training session in Nasu, Tochigi Prefecture, on …
UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017, 9:28 p.m.
March now fourth wettest on record
March is now the fourth wettest on record in Spokane, but the wettest March on the books was in 2012
Mon., March 27, 2017, 11:06 a.m.
Severe storms in forecast for U.S. much of this week
The springtime severe weather season is ramping up with damaging winds, large hail and tornadoes in the forecast nearly every day this week, including in parts of Kentucky, Mississippi and …
Mon., March 27, 2017, 9:47 a.m.
Late start for clearing snow from North Cascades Highway
State transportation workers will get a late start clearing the snow off State Route 20 in the North Cascades.
Mon., March 27, 2017, 8:20 a.m.
Avalanche kills 7 students, instructor in Japan
An avalanche killed seven Japanese high school students and an instructor Monday during a mountaineering field trip at a ski resort north of Tokyo, authorities said.
UPDATED: Sun., March 26, 2017, 9:36 p.m.
Powerful winds, large hail take aim at Southern Plains
Golf ball-sized hail and powerful winds are expected to roll through parts of the Southern Plains late Sunday, marking the latest round of turbulent weather across the Midwest and South, …
Sat., March 25, 2017, 8:46 p.m.
Deep snow delays North Cascades Highway opening
Washington state officials say deep snow will delay the start of clearing the North Cascades Highway.
UPDATED: Fri., March 24, 2017, 9:33 p.m.
Snowmelt, unstable ground leads to northern Idaho mudslides
SANDPOINT – Mud, unstable ground and debris are causing major issues for roads and homes in North Idaho. Bonner County crews are working to clear multiple roads damaged by mudslides …
Fri., March 24, 2017, 8:35 a.m.
Snowmelt, unstable ground leads to northern Idaho mudslides
Mud, unstable ground and debris are causing major issues on roads and homes in northern Idaho.
Fri., March 24, 2017, 8:10 a.m.
Storms could spawn tornadoes across parts of Midwest, South
Forecasters are warning of severe storms as a powerful weather system moves across the central United States. The bullseye for some of the most fearsome weather – including possible tornadoes …
Thu., March 23, 2017, 4:46 p.m.
Gulf of Mexico waters are freakishly warm, which could mean explosive springtime storms
Water temperatures at the surface of the Gulf of Mexico and near south Florida are on fire. They spurred a historically warm winter from Houston to Miami and could fuel …
Tue., March 21, 2017, 4 p.m.
Bridge closure leaves California’s Big Sur community reeling
Almost all the hotels, restaurants and state parks cut off when a bridge on the Central California coast crumbled last month remain closed, but Kurt Mayer chose to keep his …
Mon., March 20, 2017, 3:55 p.m.
Gov. Inslee declares state of emergency for flooding in 20 counties
Gov. Jay Inslee has signed an emergency proclamation to free up state resources should flooding or other damage happen because of rain and early snow melt in Eastern Washington.
UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 10:59 p.m.
Volunteers work to save Peaceful Valley home as Spokane River floods
When Mary Jo Faulhaber saw water from the Spokane River creeping onto her property and threatening to flood her basement this morning, she called her good friend and ex-neighbor Heidi …
UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 4:54 p.m.
Falling trees at Ghana waterfall kill 19
A large tree that fell during a storm at Ghana’s Kintampo Waterfall killed at least 17 people, mostly students, as they were visiting the site north of the capital, officials …
Mon., March 20, 2017, midnight
Spring is here
The arrival of spring may seem sudden after a hard winter
UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 8:51 p.m.
Flood warning in effect for Spokane, Idaho panhandle
A flood warning is in effect for much of eastern Washington and North Idaho as rain and snow melt continue to cause high water levels.
UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017, 10:49 p.m.
Lake Coeur d’Alene may reach highest level since 1997; St. Maries levee gets emergency help from the Army Corps of Engineers
St. Maries levee gets emergency help from Army Corps of Engineers as water levels rise in St. Joe River and Lake Coeur d’Alene