Stories tagged: winter
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 …
Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 5:44 a.m.
Doug Clark: I’m done with the winter of 2017. How about you?
Doug Clark asks, “How Freaking Fed Up with the Winter of 2017 Are You?”
Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 9:02 p.m.
Upstate New York digging out of 5 to 8 feet of lake-effect snow
State crews and local public works employees are working to remove 5 to 8 feet of lake-effect snow that has fallen on parts of upstate New York since last week.
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 8:09 a.m.
Storm watch issued for Portland area for ice, high winds
The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a winter storm watch for the Portland area for Thursday evening into Friday.
Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 4:07 p.m.
Weathercatch: What’s behind the wacko winter weather – and what’s next
So far this winter has been extra cold, with extra snow, an ice storm, a thaw, rain, and generally a mess. A combination of powerful climatic forces has helped create …
Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 8:46 a.m.
Snow forces roof collapses at Treasure Valley onion plants
Severe weather and snow buildup has caused the roofs of about 18 onion storage and packing facilities to collapse in southwestern Idaho and eastern Oregon.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 14, 2017, 10:30 p.m.
U.S. midsection grapples with pesky ice storm; more on way
Parts of the central U.S. grappled Saturday with a second day of road-glazing ice and braced for more of the treacherous, below-freezing wintry weather expected to close out the holiday …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 8:09 a.m.
Cold temperatures lock in ice; Portland schools closed for 3rd day
Bone-chilling temperatures greeted Portland commuters and a derailment near the Rose Quarter caused delays for those who travel by light rail. The temperature dropped into the teens in Portland overnight …
Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 10:01 a.m.
Heavy snow loads threaten floating northern Idaho homes
Floating homes along Lake Pend Oreille are tilting and sinking as a result of heavy snow loads on roofs.
Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 9:10 a.m.
Idaho’s mountain snowpack, water supply off to good start
A new federal report shows snowpack levels and water supply projections are above average in the mountains of eastern Idaho and across much of the state.
Wed., Jan. 11, 2017
Weathercatch: Frigid temperatures and snow drifts is very Midwest-like
If there’s one thing this winter has demonstrated, it’s that the weather can still turn very cold and snowy in our region.
Sat., Jan. 7, 2017, 4:58 p.m.
Snow pounds parts of East Coast, spares several big cities
Snow and sleet pounded a large swath of the U.S. East Coast on Saturday, coating roads with ice and causing hundreds of crashes. Thousands of people lost power and forecasters …
Thu., Jan. 5, 2017, 7:44 p.m.
Woman dies skiing out-of-bounds at Crystal Mountain
The ski patrol at Crystal Mountain says it found a woman’s body after she was killed in an avalanche while back-country skiing outside the resort.
Wed., Jan. 4, 2017, 8:02 a.m.
Early 2017 snowstorm pounds southern, central Oregon
An early 2017 storm dumped snow in southern and central Oregon, and more is expected.
Mon., Jan. 2, 2017, 8:18 p.m.
Kitty litter helps Wyoming bentonite past drilling slump, clay
The market for a peculiar type of clay is looking up thanks to improved prospects for oil and gas drilling and to cat owners who use the stuff to soak …
Tue., Dec. 27, 2016, 9:44 a.m.
Mountain snow means messy travel over Cascade passes
blast of snow weather is causing tough driving conditions in the Cascade Mountains.
Tue., Dec. 27, 2016, 7:34 a.m.
Winter storm weakens, but thousands still without power
The furious winter storm that swept into the northern Great Plains on Christmas Day weakened Tuesday, but thousands remained without power in the Dakotas and Michigan.
Mon., Dec. 26, 2016, 9:45 a.m.
Storm pummels eastern Idaho; more snow due in northern Idaho
A major winter storm hit eastern Idaho with even more ferocity than expected.
Mon., Dec. 26, 2016, 8:24 a.m.
Winter storm weakens but travel still hazardous in places
Travel conditions remained hazardous as a winter storm swept across much of the northern Great Plains Monday, with blowing and drifting snow creating near-zero visibility on some roads.
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016, 11:25 a.m.
Weird wintry mix – the day it graupeled outside
We in the Inland Northwest have been waist-deep in heavy snowfall predictions, but when was the last time you heard a forecast calling for a graupel storm? Probably never.
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016, 10 a.m.
SAD light can be solution for darker days
I’ve had SAD since I was a child. I’m not one to suffer from depression – my SAD is not the depression side but more SAD lite. I find that …
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.