Stories tagged: wind
UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018, 4:14 p.m.
Northeast gets clobbered with fourth snowstorm in 3 weeks
Spring kicked off with a wallop of wintry weather along the East Coast as the fourth nor’easter in three weeks dumped more than a foot of snow in some places …
UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018, 3:32 p.m.
Storm hits California, evacuations ordered in mudslide area
A major winter storm swept south through California on Thursday, bringing heavy snow and strong winds to mountains and steady rain elsewhere, while prompting mandatory evacuations for coastal areas to …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 6:17 p.m.
Strong winds topple towering ponderosa pine across 17th Avenue
A massive pine tree fell Monday night, blocking traffic on 17th Avenue near Regal Street on Spokane’s South Hill.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 12:27 p.m.
California fire crews, homeowners brace for return of winds
After a welcome lull in powerful winds that drove Southern California’s massive wildfire, crews and homeowners were bracing Wednesday for the return of potentially dangerous gusts that could revive the …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 9:05 p.m.
Firefighters wary despite gains against California fire
Southern California firefighters contained part of the fifth-largest fire in the state’s history but warned coastal communities Wednesday that they’re still at risk if unpredictable winds whip up again and …
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 12:05 p.m.
High winds, possible landslides threaten Western Washington
Western Washington is on the watch for high winds and potential landslides.
Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 8:49 a.m.
Falling trees kill 1, injure several during Washington storm
Strong winds in western Washington felled trees, causing several injuries and killing a woman in her car with her 2-year-old child, authorities said Monday.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 30, 2017, 3:37 p.m.
Utilities warn that power could be out for days in Northeast
A severe storm packing hurricane-force wind gusts and soaking rain swept through the Northeast early Monday, knocking out power for nearly 1.5 million homes and businesses and forcing hundreds of …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 2:56 p.m.
Warm, sunny weather to close out October in the Inland Northwest
With afternoon temperatures in the 60s and overnight lows above the freezing mark, forecasters are predicting a mild, calm end to October.
Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 2:05 p.m.
Rain and wind move into Washington state this week
The National Weather Service says the winds and rain moving into Washington state will be stronger and heavier than expected.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 8:58 p.m.
Strong winds to arrive Tuesday afternoon
Winds gusting to 50 mph are forecast to sweep into Spokane on Tuesday afternoon.
Sat., Sept. 9, 2017, 9:48 p.m.
Hurricane Irma is sucking the water away from shorelines
Hurricane Irma is so strong and its pressure is so low, it’s sucking water from its surroundings into the core of the storm.
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.
Sat., June 3, 2017
Chris Bryant: Trump can’t stop climate progress
A majority of Exxon Mobil Corp shareholders (including several large asset managers) voted on Wednesday to force it to disclose how climate change would affect its business.
UPDATED: Fri., April 7, 2017, 9:14 p.m.
High winds buffet Pacific Northwest, throwing thousands into the dark
Gusting winds buffeting the Pacific Northwest have led to one death in Oregon and downed trees and power lines from the Oregon Coast to Moscow, Idaho Friday afternoon.
Fri., April 7, 2017, 9:03 a.m.
Strong winds knock out power across western Oregon
Strong winds knocked out power to more than 100,000 homes and businesses in western Oregon.
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 …
Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 11:20 a.m.
Storm brings record rainfall, gusts up to 199 mph and flooding to Northern California
Northern California was battered by another atmospheric river that produced record rainfall and wind gusts that reached 199 mph. The dramatic gusts were recorded high in the Sierra Nevada, where …
Sat., Feb. 11, 2017, 3:24 p.m.
Semitruck blows over, crushes unoccupied patrol car on Wyoming highway
Dramatic video of a tractor-trailer toppling onto a Wyoming Highway Patrol car shows just how windy it can get on the high plains.
Tue., Dec. 20, 2016, 6:45 a.m.
Multiple crashes slow morning commute; wind gusts up to 50 mph expected this afternoon
A semitruck jackknifed on Interstate 90 near the Maple Street exit about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, one of the more dramatic events triggered by a snow and ice storm overnight. No …
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 8:23 a.m.
Temperatures overnight dipped to zero for first time since 2014
Temperatures are expected to plunge Friday as an arctic cold front moves into the Inland Northwest, bringing light winds and the occasional flurry of snow.
Fri., Oct. 14, 2016, 8:56 a.m.
Wind speeds in Spokane peaked Friday at 47 mph; wind, rain may linger Saturday
The Spokane area likely saw the worst of this weekend’s stormy weather early Friday morning, forecasters say.
Thu., Oct. 13, 2016, 9:33 a.m.
Wind is coming to the Inland Northwest, but it won’t be like last year
Forecasters want to make this clear: The weather in the Inland Northwest this weekend won’t be nearly as destructive as last year’s November windstorm.
Wed., Oct. 12, 2016, 5:45 p.m.
It could be a wild weekend, weatherwise
The strongest storm of the autumn season is expected Thursday and Friday with plenty of rain and gusty winds.
Sun., Sept. 4, 2016
Fire Chief Jim Appleton: Lesson of derailment: Ban oil trains
Everything possible should be done to discourage crude oil by rail and, ultimately, the mode and the cargo should be declared unsafe and illegal.
Wed., May 4, 2016, 1:48 p.m.
New federal rule would permit thousands of eagle deaths
The Obama administration is revising a federal rule that allows wind-energy companies to operate high-speed turbines for up to 30 years, even if means killing or injuring thousands of federally …
Thu., March 10, 2016, 10:46 a.m.
Wind downs trees, cuts power in Western Washington
SEATTLE – A strong weather system brought rain and gusty winds to Washington state that knocked out power, blew over trees and flooded roadways. The U.S. Coast Guard reported on …
Tue., March 1, 2016, 4:06 p.m.
Over 50,000 customers without power in Western Washington
Officials say more than 50,000 customers in Seattle and around western Washington are without power due to blustery weather, downed trees and power lines.
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016, 8:51 a.m.
Fierce storms could bring strong tornadoes to Deep South
Forecasters say storms could bring tornadoes, hail and damaging winds to several states in the Deep South.
Fri., Dec. 25, 2015, 9:14 p.m.
In windstorm aftermath, arborists suggest evaluations before removing more trees
As students started their journey home on Nov. 17, a towering pine collapsed on a parked car just outside Jefferson Elementary School. Teachers and school leaders hurried children back inside …