Stories tagged: Weathercatch
Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 6 a.m.
For two taxing days last week, our region withered under record-breaking temperatures.
Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 6 a.m.
When the National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning early this week for much of Washington’s eastern half, it was no surprise.
Thu., July 19, 2018, 6 a.m.
Having just emerged from the hottest days of the year so far, what better time to think about our upcoming winter weather?
Wed., July 4, 2018, 8:03 p.m.
Is there a single day when the weather is more important than on July 4?
Thu., June 21, 2018, 6 a.m.
When summer officially begins at 3:07 a.m. Thursday, temperatures will be warm, but not at the heatwave-level predicted until just a few days ago. Originally, a high-pressure system was expected …
Thu., June 7, 2018, 6 a.m.
When the ’60s British singer Donovan wrote the hit “Sunshine Superman,” he must have had the month of June in mind.
Wed., May 16, 2018, 3:35 p.m.
May kicked off with a bang in the eastern U.S., the southern and Plains states, bringing a mix of tornadoes, hail, strong winds and violent thunderstorms. In our region, it …
Thu., May 3, 2018, 6:01 a.m.
After having only 11 days of sunshine since Jan. 1, last week looked – and felt — as though a giant lid was yanked off overhead.
Thu., April 19, 2018, 6 a.m.
If you feel like you have your head in the clouds, in a sense, you do.
Thu., April 5, 2018, 6 a.m.
When poet T.S. Elliot wrote that April is “the cruelest month,” it wasn’t because of the dreaded tax-filing deadline.
Wed., March 21, 2018, 2:08 p.m.
Hello, spring. Tuesday’s vernal equinox marked the start of astronomical spring, meaning that tulips, Canada geese and evening walks are on the way.
Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 12:02 p.m.
February is a transitionary month – a bridge from winter to early spring that typically starts out cold and ends with milder temperatures.
Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 2:01 p.m.
Compared to Embarrass, Minnesota, Spokane is practically balmy.
Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, noon
If you enjoy knee-deep snow and a strong shot of cold temperatures, Old Man Winter is raining on your parade.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 12:25 a.m.
The Pacific Northwest was blissfully insulated from the recent “bomb cyclone” that clobbered the East Coast on Jan. 4, along with the stunning cold spell that followed.
Wed., Jan. 3, 2018, 11:06 p.m.
From Arctic blasts of cold and snow to persistent heat and wildfire smoke, 2017 was a year of glaring weather contrasts for Washington state.
Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, noon
What caused the black ice that appeared on a stretch when conditions were somewhat dry?
Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 5:36 p.m.
A rare weather phenomenon occurred in the Palouse.
Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, noon
Scientists are keeping a close eye on a La Nina system developing in the tropical Pacific Ocean. The cooler the ocean temperatures near the equator, the more wintery it could …
Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 4:16 p.m.
When it comes to Halloween weather conditions, Mother Nature has handed us plenty of tricks in the Inland Northwest.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 4:50 p.m.
Hello autumn. Well, sort of.
Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, noon
We just emerged from the first week of September, and boy, did autumn feel far away.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 11:47 p.m.
A human is to blame for starting Washington state’s largest wildfire, burning since July 23.
Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, noon
The Pacific Northwest received a break from smoky skies over the weekend when a high pressure dome began dissipating.
Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, noon
“There’s some seriously weird weather out there.” So says a recent Weather.com story, referring to near-record cool temperatures in New England, golf ball-size hail in Minneapolis and heavy downpours triggering …
Wed., July 19, 2017, noon
Remember all the rain that fell in March and April? One would think a heavy drench would quell this summer’s wildfire danger. Not so. Instead, spring’s precipitation ramped up the …
UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017, 1:49 p.m.
The cloudscape threw us a curveball on June 20 when donut-shaped clouds wafted over the Inland Northwest.
Wed., June 21, 2017, 2:56 p.m.
We just slipped past the year’s longest day and highest sun. Ever wonder why the summer solstice isn’t the warmest day of the year?
UPDATED: Wed., June 7, 2017, 3:57 p.m.
We see it and feel it – pollen madness. Trees have been exploding with tiny particles that coat our cars and make our eyes scratchy and our noses run. Blame …
UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017, 4:10 p.m.
If you found yourself peering out a window with gritted teeth at another damp, gloomy day this past weekend, join the growing club of sun cravers.