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UPDATED: Sun., July 1, 2018, 3:24 p.m.

Evacuations ordered as winds fuel Northern California fires

Evacuations were ordered as dry, hot winds fueled a wildfire burning out of control Sunday in rural Northern California, sending a stream of smoke some 75 miles south into the …


High winds delay opening of Coachella festival camping

Gusty winds swept the mountains and deserts of Southern California on Thursday, forcing managers of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival to close campgrounds where thousands of fans were …


UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018, 1:52 p.m.

Winds ease but deadly wildfires endure in Southwest U.S.

Frazzled residents in a part of rural northwestern Oklahoma paralyzed by days of wind-whipped wildfires expressed fear a blaze could overrun their home Wednesday, as firefighters battling the deadly fires …


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Strong winds knock out power across western Oregon

Strong winds knocked out power to more than 100,000 homes and businesses in western Oregon.


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 …


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 …


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.


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 …


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 …


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 …