Stories tagged: weather
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 8:35 p.m.
Temperatures climbing as dry spell persists
After a brief hiatus from the heat, warmer temperatures are again descending on the region and could last through next week.
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 3:32 p.m.
As Hurricane Harvey bears down on Texas, here’s what air travelers need to know
As Hurricane Harvey continued to intensify Friday, airlines have announced they will waive change fees for travelers whose plans may have included stops in and around cities in Texas. According …
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 11:20 a.m.
Don’t repeat Hurricane Katrina mistakes, senator warns Trump
WASHINGTON – A senior senator warned President Donald Trump on Friday not to underestimate Hurricane Harvey or have the same kind of lackluster federal response experienced during Hurricane Katrina. Sen. …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 10:06 p.m.
Fearsome Hurricane Harvey slams into Texas Gulf Coast
With time running out, tens of thousands of people fled Friday from the path of an increasingly menacing-looking Hurricane Harvey as it took aim at a wide swath of the …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 11:47 p.m.
More evacuations as Hurricane Harvey bears down on Texas
Harvey intensified into a hurricane Thursday and steered for the Texas coast with the potential for up to 3 feet of rain, 125 mph winds and 12-foot storm surges in …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Toll from strong typhoon climbs to 12 dead in southern China
The death toll from Typhoon Hato has risen to at least nine as the most powerful storm to hit the southern China region around Hong Kong in more than half …
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 1:08 p.m.
Cold front kicking up winds on Thursday
A cold front crossing the region Thursday is going to kick up winds, drop temperatures by about six degrees and heighten fire danger
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 2:04 p.m.
A reborn Tropical Storm Harvey threatens Gulf, sending gasoline higher
Tropical Storm Harvey is certain to strengthen and likely to take aim at the Gulf of Mexico coastline later this week, a prospect that has already sent spot gasoline prices …
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 5 a.m.
Spokane will plow neighborhood streets sooner under new snow removal plan in the works
Full city plows would occur when an inch or two of snow is on the ground, compared to the six that was required under old plans. The plowing would be …
Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 5:47 p.m.
Wildfire smoke from Oregon drifting into Spokane
Wildfire smoke returned to the region Tuesday and is expected to hover in the air at upper elevations through Wednesday
Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 11:19 a.m.
Hurricane Kenneth a category 3 storm far off Mexican coast
Hurricane Kenneth grew rapidly into a monster Category 4 storm, but slipped slightly later Monday off Mexico’s Pacific coast. It posed no threat to land, but the remnants of Tropical …
Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 8:35 a.m.
Officials seek trucking help for donated drought-relief hay
Officials in North Dakota have arranged for tons of donated hay for drought-impacted ranchers in the Dakotas and Montana. Now they need truckers to haul it.
Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 12:24 p.m.
‘Spectacular’ autumn foliage is forecast for New England
New England’s fall foliage forecast is looking so fine it’s enough to make a maple leaf blush.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 6:39 a.m.
Weather looks good for eclipse experience
High air pressure anchored to the south of the Pacific Northwest will bring dry, sunny conditions for Monday’s solar eclipse
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 9:25 p.m.
July ranks 2nd for heat globally, hottest recorded on land
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday that Earth sweated to its second-hottest month since recordkeeping began in 1880.
Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 10:32 a.m.
Warm Atlantic waters ‘bullish’ for hurricane season peak
Not one, but three potential storms threaten to usher in the busiest phase of the Atlantic hurricane season later this month, courtesy of warm ocean temperatures.
Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 8:20 a.m.
Flooding maroons people in Indian states, eases in Nepal
Monsoon flooding is easing in Nepal, but the water flowing downriver has worsened floods in northern India and marooned thousands of villagers across the border, officials said Thursday.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 2:44 p.m.
Weekend weather: Nicest stretch of summer in store
Some of the nicest weather of the summer is expected through the weekend and will continue for Monday’s arrival of a total solar eclipse
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 10:16 p.m.
Clean air returns under pleasant summer weather
After nearly two weeks of hot smoky skies, Spokane saw weather return to more normal conditions on Monday.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 4:59 p.m.
Spokane sets heat record for consecutive days with temperatures in 90s
As Spokane set a record for a string of days in the 90s on Friday, forecasters were calling for a drop in the heat that will clear out the worst …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 10:21 p.m.
Smoke break is coming. Could haze still mar the eclipse?
Shifting winds should blow smoke out of Washington by this weekend.
Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 2:37 p.m.
Weekend weather: Possible relief from heat and smoke in sight
The entire region remains blanketed under high temperatures and an air quality alert from the National Weather Service, but some relief may be in store from both the heat and …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 10:35 p.m.
Soggy Seattle does about-face with record dry streak
Soggy Seattle clocked the wettest winter on record just months ago. Now, the city known for its Gore-Tex and overcast days has gone in the other extreme: it’s in its …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 1:11 p.m.
Trump signs disaster declaration for Oregon winter storms
President Donald Trump signed a disaster declaration for damage done by January storms, making federal assistance available in four Oregon counties.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 11:07 p.m.
Hurricane Franklin makes landfall on coast of Mexico
Hurricane Franklin made landfall on Mexico’s central Gulf coast Thursday, pounding a mountainous region prone to flash floods and mudslides with torrential rains and heavy winds.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 10:08 p.m.
U.S. scientists contradict Trump’s climate claims
Directly contradicting President Donald Trump, a draft report produced by 13 federal agencies concludes that the United States is already feeling the negative impacts of climate change, with a stark …
Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 12:14 p.m.
Torrential rains bring widespread flooding to Houston area
Heavy rains that caused flooding in some parts of the Houston area and prompted about two-dozen water rescues on Tuesday seemed to have stopped just before getting worse but with …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 2:42 p.m.
Tropical Storm Franklin dumps rain across Mexico’s Yucatan
A weakened Tropical Storm Franklin chugged across Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula Tuesday, dumping heavy rain after coming ashore on the Caribbean coast.
Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 1:19 p.m.
Mexico prepares as Tropical Storm Franklin approaches
Mexican authorities prepared shelters, cleared storm drains and announced the closing of an airport near the Caribbean coast in anticipation of Tropical Storm Franklin’s arrival to the country’s Yucatan Peninsula.
Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 11:08 a.m.
Oregon farmers, vintners worry about heat damage to crops
Farmers and vineyard owners in Oregon are worrying that the extensive heat wave in the state may be doing damage to their crops.