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  • Wider Northwest region feels sting of wintry storm

    A vicious storm struck the Pacific Northwest and other western states at the start of the holiday travel season, dumping heavy snow on roads, knocking out power to tens of …


  • Whiteout winds close Inland NW roads, schools

    Whiteout conditions prevailed across a broad swath of the Inland Northwest this morning as a major arctic blast and snow storm threatened to bring the region to a standstill.


  • Highways closed across region

    Among the road closures this morning because of zero visibility and/or blowing snow are: Highway 27 (Spokane and Whitman counties), Highway 21 (Lind to Wilbur) and Highway 261 (Interstate 90 …


  • Cold opens warming centers

    The cities of Spokane and Coeur d’Alene on Monday activated warming centers in anticipation of extreme cold this week. Shelters in Spokane are authorized to open their doors to the …


  • Headed for a deep freeze

    Inland Northwest residents will be digging out this morning from the first major winter storm of the season – one that brought blizzard conditions in a blast of arctic air. …


  • City holds off on declaring snow emergency

    Despite the declaration of a blizzard warning, city officials said they are waiting for additional information before declaring a snow emergency.


  • Blizzard warning issued for Spokane region

    A blizzard warning has been issued for the Spokane region. The National Weather Service originally predicted severe winter weather would hit the region starting at 7 p.m. and continuing until …


  • Temperatures to drop as cold air makes it over mountains

    Are you ready for the first Arctic blast of the season? Mother Nature has taken it easy on us so far this month when it comes to chilly temperatures. Referencing …


  • Bitter cold, snow on the way

    A blast of winter is heading toward the Inland Northwest today with bitter cold and snow likely by Sunday. One to 2 inches of light, fluffy snow are expected overnight …


  • Arctic cold arrives over weekend

    Snow showers are being reported around the Inland Northwest this morning as temperatures cool with a flow of weather from the north.


  • Light snow to fall overnight

    A second wave of snowfall is expected over Eastern Washington late tonight and early Thursday during the morning commute, forecasters said this afternoon.


  • Wind chill drops to 22 degrees in Spokane

    Wind in the wake of today’s early morning snowfall is giving the Spokane region a distinct wintry feel even as wet snow melts from grassy surfaces around the area.


  • Clark: Ice storm survivors beat odds with pliers, fish

    Friday marks the 14th anniversary of ice storm ’96. Which makes it the perfect time to unveil the winners of my Ice Storm Confidential contest.


  • Warmer world average cooling off as region sees wetter winter coming

    Since late summer, I’ve been talking about the new La Niña, the cooler-than-normal sea-surface temperature along the equatorial regions. During the winter of 2009-’10, we had an El Niño, the …


  • Valley rain tonight; then all snow and cold

    The next in a series of winter storms is going to bring rain to lower elevations and up to a foot or more of snow to the mountains of the …


  • Wind brings hint of what’s ahead

    A powerful burst of wind, possibly in excess of 80 mph, knocked down a string of Avista transmission poles near Potlatch, Idaho, at the height of Tuesday morning’s storm that …


  • Winds lash Inland Northwest; snow on horizon

    Winds that lashed the region overnight and early today are starting to subside, and forecasters are looking ahead to a potentially cold and snowy forecast by this weekend.


  • Verner urges residents to prepare for winter

    Spokane Mayor Mary Verner kicked off the Inland Northwest snow season on Monday with a plea to residents to keep their sidewalks clear and cars out of the way of …


  • Wind to whip region tonight

    The National Weather Service has posted a wind advisory for the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene areas tonight for gusts approaching 40 mph.


  • Temperatures aren’t only barometer for snow

    This time of year, the burning question on everyone’s mind is always about when we will get our first snow. It’s interesting to note that during the two really “bad” …


  • Rain, not snow, forecasted tonight

    Snow has been taken out of the forecast for the rest of the week, while rainfall is expected in Spokane from about 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. tonight.


  • Too early to determine fallout from volcanoes

    Last week, I talked about the increased volcanic eruptions in Indonesia and Russia. Mount Merapi, located on the central Java Island in Indonesia, began erupting on Oct. 26 and continues …


  • Snow skips area; sun reappears

    The Inland Northwest continues to get a reprieve from wintry weather, despite forecasts that it might be on the way.


  • Snow risk increases by Wednesday a.m.

    Today’s early morning sunshine didn’t last long as wintry weather creeps closer to the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene areas.


  • Gearing up for winter – and just in time

    With colder autumn weather settling over the Inland Northwest, National Weather Service forecasters said there is an increasing possibility of snow falling in the lowlands this week. However, little if …


  • Autumn turns cooler

    Autumn is turning over a new leaf this week with cooler temperatures and a chance of snow entering the forecast by this week.


  • Enjoy mild conditions while they last

    With all the talk of a cold and wet winter on the horizon, who would have thought we would be enjoying sunshine and temperatures in the middle and upper 50s …


  • Mild November weather changing by Sunday

    Higher elevation clouds are expected to move across the Inland Northwest today from a change in weather that will bring rain on Sunday and colder temperatures next week.


  • Golden sunrise promises November warmth

    A golden sunrise greeted early-morning commuters in the Spokane region today, and forecasters said the clear skies would bring another afternoon of November warmth.


  • Recent volcanic activity has scientists thinking

    A new series of volcanic eruptions within the last week has many scientists wondering if we’re going toward a new trend of increased volcanic explosions. Indonesia’s Mount Merapi has been …