Stories tagged: wind storm
Wed., March 16, 2016
Spokane Valley hopes FEMA will help cover windstorm damage to parks
Four months after the Nov. 17 windstorm, Spokane Valley takes stock of its trees.
Sat., Nov. 21, 2015, 12:21 p.m.
Campers have an edge in weathering urban blackout
This week’s devastating wind storm became a serious matter of survival, especially for people who had trees falling through their roofs.
Wed., Nov. 18, 2015, 8:31 p.m.
Four factors combined to make windstorm so strong
Tuesday’s storm brought together several weather factors that favor high winds
Wed., Nov. 18, 2015, 4:44 p.m.
Storm damage prompts state of emergency
Storm casualties and damage bring emergency declaration.
Tue., Nov. 17, 2015, 9:45 p.m.
Windstorm pummels Spokane, killing two people and causing widespread blackouts
A brutal storm packing near hurricane-force winds slammed into the Inland Northwest late Tuesday afternoon, toppling trees that killed two women, blowing off roofs, grounding airplanes and causing record numbers …
Mon., July 23, 2012, 12:31 p.m.
More details expected in forest death
More information will be released later today about a death on the Colville National Forest during Friday afternoon’s thunderstorms, which produced high-intensity winds, according to the Ferry County Sheriff’s Department.
Wed., July 18, 2012
Branch catches Idaho Gov. Otter’s eye
BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter is sporting a shiner after a tree limb he was cutting over the weekend snapped back and hit him in the face. “With those …
Mon., Aug. 29, 2011, 2:29 p.m.
Thunderstorm winds shear Kootenai power poles
Outflow winds from a line of thunderstorms sheared off power poles in Kootenai County on Sunday evening.
Wed., Nov. 17, 2010
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 …
Tue., Aug. 24, 2010, 7:32 a.m.
Hotter weather to end with Thursday wind storm
Today and Wednesday will see the Inland Northwest returning to summer conditions, but a cold front moving onshore Thursday should change the weather dramatically, the National Weather Service said.
Wed., May 19, 2010, 9:43 p.m.
Forceful storm blows into Inland Northwest
Police and fire crews were sent scrambling Wednesday night responding to dozens of reports of downed power lines and trees caused by an evening storm that swept across Eastern Washington …
Sat., May 8, 2010
Monday’s high winds scatter fire crews
The wind storm that blew through the area on Monday scattered Spokane Valley Fire crews across the areas like they were leaves tossed in the wind. The fire department responded …
Tue., May 4, 2010, 7:10 a.m.
Power still being restored after Monday storm
Electric utilities in the region continued to mop up damage from Monday’s windstorm as hundreds of power customers waited for their lights to come back on.
Tue., May 4, 2010
Wind wreaks havoc
Winds gusting to 60 mph ripped up trees, knocked down power lines and triggered traffic accidents across the Inland Northwest on Monday. Electric utility crews were expected to continue to …
Mon., May 3, 2010, 5:59 p.m.
Argonne now reopened
Argonne from Maringo to Upriver was reopened shortly before 6 p.m. after a downed power line and trees leaning over the roadway prompted authorities to close it as a safety …
Thu., April 8, 2010, 3:26 p.m.
Thousands lose power under strong winds
Winds gusting to 53 mph are striking the Inland Northwest today as a fast-moving Pacific storm rips through the region.
Mon., Oct. 5, 2009
Winds bring dust, blackouts
A dust storm caused several accidents in Central Washington and closed Interstate 90 in both directions west of Ritzville on Sunday, while gusting winds brought scattered power outages to areas …
Mon., May 11, 2009, 4:11 p.m.
Tornado part of storm mix, officials say
A “super-cell” thunderstorm that spun up funnel clouds over Lincoln County and damaged property south of Deer Park last Wednesday also dropped a tornado north of Davenport, the National Weather …
Fri., May 8, 2009
High winds wreak damage on prairie
Lynn White and her family hunkered down in their Wild Rose Prairie home north of Spokane on Wednesday night while high winds from a thunderstorm slammed their home in what …
Mon., March 16, 2009, 8:24 a.m.
Power restored from Sunday wind storm
Electrical power was restored across the region by Monday morning after a fast-moving wind storm raked across the Spokane region Sunday evening. A wind gust of 66 mph was measured …
Fri., July 11, 2008
Frenetic winds, dry air help fuel blazes
High winds that slammed the Inland Northwest and fanned fires Thursday originated from an unusually strong summer cold front that swept south from British Columbia during the afternoon. Gusts in …