Stories tagged: wind
Tue., Dec. 18, 2012
Wind sweeps through
A windstorm packing gusts of 50 to 70 mph slammed into the Inland Northwest early Monday, knocking out power to more than 30,000 electrical customers. Utility crews worked furiously through …
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 17, 2012, 10:47 a.m.
Thousands without power due to weather
Thousands of people were without power due to the weather this morning, stretching from Colville and Chewelah to St. Maries, Sandpoint and the Palouse.
Sun., Dec. 2, 2012, 2:14 p.m.
High winds through Sunday
The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for much of Eastern Washington and parts of North Idaho.
Tue., Oct. 16, 2012, 8:58 a.m.
Windy conditions will continue through evening
Windy conditions will continue through this evening as many areas of the Inland Northwest experience power outages.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 1, 2012, 3:40 p.m.
Cold front to whip up wind, fire danger
The National Weather Service has upgraded its fire weather watch to a red flag fire warning and also issued a hazardous weather outlook for a cold front that is expected …
Mon., Sept. 10, 2012, 6:36 a.m.
Wildfire threatens scores of homes near Wenatchee
WENATCHEE, Wash. — Firefighters working overnight to protect homes from a 500-acre wildfire near Wenatchee prevented any more structures from being lost, a dispatcher said early this morning. One outbuilding …
Wed., Aug. 15, 2012, 9:34 a.m.
NE winds bring short break from highs in 90s
A short-lived change in the weather is bringing dry and gusty northeast winds to the Inland Northwest this morning and a break in the 90-degree-plus heat.
Tue., July 3, 2012, 9:06 a.m.
Gusty winds today could spread fires
Gusty winds and dry conditions will have the potential to spread fires through fine fuels such as grass, hay and sagebrush today and tonight in Eastern and Central Washington, the …
Tue., March 13, 2012, 8:04 a.m.
Wind gusts could reach 50 mph today
Blustery weather will continue through the day as a storm front continues to roll across the Northwest.
Sat., Feb. 25, 2012
Windblown carport hits power lines
The Spokane Valley Fire Department had an uneventful week Feb. 16-Wednesday, despite wind on Wednesday that usually brings an increase in calls. The weather was responsible for only two calls …
Fri., Feb. 24, 2012, 11:13 a.m.
Wind advisory in effect for Inland NW
A wind advisory has been posted for much of the Inland Northwest while parts of the region are expected to see snow accumulations from an incoming Pacific Ocean storm.
Wed., Feb. 22, 2012, 6:54 a.m.
Flooding W. Washington rivers cresting
SEATTLE — Three to 7 inches of rain in the Cascades and melting snow overflowed some Western Washington rivers, but the National Weather Service says they’ll be cresting today and …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 21, 2012, 9:28 a.m.
Cascade passes closed for avalanche control
SEATTLE — A storm moving through the Northwest has raised the chance of rivers flooding in Western Washington and avalanche danger in the Cascades. Strong gusty winds could cause damage …
Mon., Feb. 20, 2012, 8:31 a.m.
Strong winds expected Tuesday and Wednesday
A weather pattern that usually produces strong winds in Eastern Washington and North Idaho may be shaping up for Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday night, the National Weather Service reported.
Tue., Nov. 22, 2011, 7:49 a.m.
Wind, rain, mountain snow, heavy runoff expected
Turbulent, changing weather is bringing a mix of weather conditions across the Inland Northwest from high winds to heavy mountain snow.
Sun., May 8, 2011
Wind power in Northwest could see huge increase
PORTLAND — Northwest wind power could more than double by 2025, possibly causing problems for managing the transmission grid, according to a new study. Wind turbines now operating or under …
Mon., Feb. 7, 2011, 7:38 a.m.
Cold weather returns to region
More cold weather is headed to the Inland Northwest this week as an arctic boundary sags southward starting tonight.
Sun., Dec. 26, 2010
Oregon homes draw energy with state-of-the-art mills
ASHLAND, Ore. – The wind that blows across the Grizzly Peak foothills northeast of Ashland is strong enough that Interstate 5 drivers feel it buffeting their cars. Three neighbors near …
Tue., Nov. 23, 2010, 4:02 a.m.
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 …
Tue., Nov. 16, 2010, 7:55 a.m.
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.
Sun., Oct. 31, 2010
Quick pressure change brings high winds
When you feel the wind outside blowing, what you’re feeling is the movement of air from high to low pressure. It is the same concept whether it is a gentle …
Sat., Sept. 4, 2010
Wind may bring dusty day in region
The National Weather Service on Friday issued a blowing dust advisory for the upper Columbia Basin today. Winds gusting to 40 mph are predicted in the basin today when a …
Mon., July 12, 2010, 5:35 p.m.
Wind knocking out power, fueling fires in region
A strong cold front is bringing gusty winds and numerous power outages to the Inland Northwest today from a marked change from the hot July temperatures over the past four …
Fri., April 9, 2010, 7:29 a.m.
Where’s spring? Wind chill dropped to 16 degrees
The lashing winds from Thursday are gone to be left by breezy conditions and a wind chill of 16 degrees this morning as measured at Spokane International Airport.
Fri., April 9, 2010
Wind gusts down trees and power lines
Winds gusting to 53 mph struck the Inland Northwest on Thursday, knocking out power to thousands of customers in a daylong onslaught. It was the second damaging windstorm in 12 …
Tue., March 30, 2010
Wind generates problems
At least 2,800 Inland Northwest electrical customers had power interrupted on Monday in the biggest windstorm to hit the region in a year. Outages from downed power lines occurred across …
Mon., March 29, 2010, 1:45 p.m.
Winds cut power to 2,800 in Inland NW
At least 2,800 Inland Northwest electrical customers were without power this afternoon after winds to 54 mph peaked early this afternoon, officials said.
Fri., March 26, 2010, 7:19 a.m.
Blustery March weather today; nicer Saturday
A blustery March day is coming to the Inland Northwest in the wake of a cold front on Thursday.
Sun., March 14, 2010
Downbursts, tornadoes cause different damage
Spring must be getting close. It seems like the latest weather news stories have had more to do with tornadoes and wind damage than blizzards and wind chills. Last Monday, …
Sat., Oct. 3, 2009, 9:05 a.m.
Windy evening forecast as storm moves through
A hazardous weather outlook was in effect today for gusty winds this evening from the second of two storm systems to cross the Inland Northwest since Friday. Rain was being …