Stories tagged: wind
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 …
Tue., Nov. 17, 2015, 5:22 p.m.
EWU men’s basketball game with Seattle U postponed to Wednesday afternoon
Heavy winds and dangerous road conditions forced the postponement of Eastern Washington’s basketball game Tuesday night, EWU athletic director Bill Chaves said. The Eagles will play Seattle University on Wednesday. …
Fri., Aug. 28, 2015, 10:46 p.m.
Firefighters brace for Saturday winds
A ferocious wind storm expected Saturday has put much of the state – much of it already on fire – on high alert.
Sun., Aug. 3, 2014
Another big storm slams into region
Another strong thunderstorm hit the northern parts of Spokane and Spokane County on Saturday evening, downing trees and power lines and sparking many brush fires. Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 28, 2013, 12:05 p.m.
Wind, frosty weather causing accidents, outages
Icy conditions and wind were causing numerous accidents and power outages around the Inland Northwest on Monday morning.
Sun., Oct. 27, 2013, 6:58 p.m.
Blustery weather to continue through Monday
Strong, blustery wind that swept into the Inland Northwest today will continue Monday.
Mon., Sept. 30, 2013, 7:57 a.m.
Rainy, cool conditions to linger through the week
A particularly wet September in Spokane will end with more rain showers in the forecast Monday. October will also start wet and cooler-than-average, with sunshine returning by Thursday.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 16, 2013, 10:17 a.m.
Overnight wind storm topples massive South Hill pines
Overnight storms brought strong winds but little precipitation to Eastern and Central Washington. Classes were canceled in some school districts due to power outages.
Thu., May 30, 2013
Randy Mann: Tornadoes rarely hit Northwest
Powerful tornadoes sweeping across the Great Plains and Midwest have been in the headlines. During the spring and summer, conditions become very favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms and …
Tue., May 21, 2013, 4:22 p.m.
Winds gusting with arrival of cold front
The National Weather Service is warning about gusty winds out of the west and southwest to 40 mph through about 6 p.m.
Thu., May 2, 2013
Expect gusty winds through mid spring
During the spring and fall, the Inland Northwest will often experience days with very strong winds. On Monday, wind gusts were reported as high as 41 mph at the Spokane …
Mon., April 29, 2013, 10:11 a.m.
Wind advisory remains in effect through 5 p.m.
Winds gusted to 41 mph at Spokane International Airport today as the Inland Northwest feels the effects of the latest spring cold front to cross the region.