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  • 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 …


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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 …


  • Cold weather returns to region

    More cold weather is headed to the Inland Northwest this week as an arctic boundary sags southward starting tonight.


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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.


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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.


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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, …


  • 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 …


  • Red Flag Warning in effect

    The Spokane Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the Spokane area today because of high winds and low humidity. Winds today can reach as high as 25 …


  • Frigid temperatures will linger

    Whipping winds, drifting snow and ice closed part of a highway and contributed to accidents around the Inland Northwest Sunday, and colder weather may be in store for the region. …


  • High winds prompt advisory

    Gusty winds buffeted the Inland Northwest on Monday, leaving some residents without power, and causing minor damage throughout the region. The strongest winds were recorded at higher elevations, including a …

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