Stories tagged: winter
Fri., Nov. 24, 2017, 10:55 a.m.
Deer hunting limited in Western U.S. states after tough winter
But unusually cold weather and heavy snowfall that blanketed much of the Western U.S. last winter killed off many young deer. And that prompted wildlife officials throughout the Rocky Mountain …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 9 p.m.
Here comes La Nina, El Nino’s flip side, but it will be weak
La Nina, the cool flip side to El Nino, has returned, forecasters said Thursday.
Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 12:01 p.m.
Gardening: Early, persistent snow shifts seasons quickly
None of us expected our fall to end like it did last weekend. In my 40 years here, I can’t remember such an early snow that stuck around as long …
Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, noon
Weathercatch: Is our early snow an indicator of what winter will deliver?
Scientists are keeping a close eye on a La Nina system developing in the tropical Pacific Ocean. The cooler the ocean temperatures near the equator, the more wintery it could …
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 5:38 p.m.
Spokane will pick up leaves, after record-setting early season snowfall
Though the winter snow season has already begun, Spokane will still clear the streets of fallen leaves. The work began Monday and will continue through the middle of November. This …
Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 11:55 a.m.
La Niña conditions could bring a bountiful skiing, riding season
Chances are you will wake up to about an inch of snow on the lawn Saturday morning. Mount Spokane could have as much as a foot or more by then. …
Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 2:11 p.m.
Science says: Jack Frost nipping at your nose ever later
Across the United States, the year’s first freeze has been arriving further and further into the calendar, according to more than a century of measurements from weather stations nationwide.
Fri., Oct. 13, 2017
Spokane might be socked with another snowy winter as La Nina forms
The Spokane region better brace for another snowy winter as a weak La Nina develops in the tropical Pacific Ocean.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 1:11 p.m.
Trump signs disaster declaration for Oregon winter storms
President Donald Trump signed a disaster declaration for damage done by January storms, making federal assistance available in four Oregon counties.
UPDATED: Thu., June 29, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
Harsh winter results in reduced Idaho wine grape crop
This year’s Idaho grape crop harvest is expected to be down significantly as a result of a bitter cold winter in the heart of Idaho wine country.
UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017, 3:56 p.m.
Pink mold plagues Washington wheat fields, surprising farmers and a WSU expert
As snow melted away in the first glimmers of spring sunshine, wheat farmers in southeastern Washington were surprised to find their crops damaged by an unusual culprit: pink snow mold.
Wed., March 29, 2017, 6:53 a.m.
Forecasts for this past winter were mostly awful. Blame the fickle Pacific Ocean.
Predicting the weather for winter many weeks before it begins is hard. If any season proved there is a long way to go in perfecting such long-term outlooks, this winter …
UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017, 3:12 p.m.
Gardening: Now that the snow is gone, it’s time to assess the yard
Underneath that blanket of snow a lot of critters were having a party and they left behind a mess for us to clean up. Throw in a little snow mold …
Wed., March 22, 2017
Vocal Point: Stranger’s offer of jacket a warm gesture
That bit of offered kindness beats reading a book full of life affirmations.
Wed., March 15, 2017
Front Porch: For some, winter is a time of joy
Everywhere I go I hear comments that this is the longest winter ever, that people are just sick of it and that they’ll never spend another winter here if at …
Mon., March 13, 2017, 8:04 p.m.
Staring down the barrel of nor’easter, region preps for snow
Sandwiched between days that felt like spring last week and the official start of spring next week, a “life-threatening” nor’easter is poised to bring a reminder that winter isn’t over …
Wed., March 8, 2017, 4:13 p.m.
Gardening: If your green thumb is getting itchy, tend to your houseplants
So we are going to have to look inside for our green fix for a while longer and play with the next best thing; our houseplants. As the daylight lengthens, …
Wed., March 8, 2017, 4:09 p.m.
Weathercatch: Looking back at February, the groundhog and potholes
How fitting that when the groundhog saw its shadow on Feb. 2, signaling six more weeks of winter, it would turn out to be February’s coldest day in the Spokane …
UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017, 10:07 p.m.
Storm clobbers Cascades, prompts snow advisory in Spokane region
Late winter conditions continued across the region on Tuesday
Tue., March 7, 2017, 11:58 a.m.
After hard winter, Oregon snowpack rebounds
The average statewide snowpack for Oregon is well above normal for March after a harsh winter that featured heavy snow across much of the state. However, hydrologists warn that an …
UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017, 10:24 p.m.
Idaho lawmakers back $52 million in emergency funds to fix roads from harsh winter
Idaho lawmakers approved $52 million in emergency road funding on Wednesday, sweeping virtually the entire state budget surplus that’s been developing during the current year into emergency repairs.
Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 1:10 p.m.
Icy winter pushes WSDOT’s road salt budget into the red
Washington state Department of Transportation officials are asking lawmakers to put an extra $5 million into the department’s current snow-and-ice removal budget to cover costs incurred this winter.
Sun., Feb. 26, 2017
Doug Clark: Spokane deserves more credit for depressing winters
The financial website Smartasset, which sounds totally made up even if it’s not, last week ranked Spokane as having the nation’s fourth most depressing winters. Fourth place? How embarrassing. Coming …
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 5:16 p.m.
Weathercatch: Nature’s handiwork amid a hard winter
Yes, it’s been a harsh winter in the Inland Northwest. But it has also been a beautiful one.
Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 9:09 a.m.
Series of storms dump 3 feet or more on parts of New England
A winter storm unleashed more than a foot of wet, heavy snow on parts of Maine and New Hampshire, creating a messy commute, closing schools and leaving more than 10,000 …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 2:01 p.m.
Avalanche warnings, ice snarl Montana roads, rails
Montana residents kept struggling Friday with the changing weather and poor road conditions while avalanche warnings remained in effect for backcountry areas in the western part of the state, with …
Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 12:58 p.m.
Bees struggle to survive Oregon’s brutal winter
Seven hives’ worth of honey bees at Oak Hill School in Eugene died this winter. When the group of 16 second-grade students who tend to the normally buzzing insects found …
Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 4:27 a.m.
Yakima has plowed through its budget for snow removal
The city of Yakima has spent a whopping $300,000 this year on snow removal – that’s tens of thousands of dollars more than what was budgeted.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
Big Idaho snowpack has water managers pleased and worried
Idaho has so much snow that water is already being released from some reservoirs for flood control and Idaho Power has halted most of its cloud-seeding operations. Water managers and …
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Matt Liere: Groundhog’s gloomy projection only delays inevitable household projects
The bright glimmer of hope I had last week of spring’s early arrival was short-lived, shattered the moment that rodent from Pennsylvania displayed his toothy grin. Six more weeks of …