Stories tagged: winter
Mon., March 5, 2018, 10 a.m.
Winter storm threatens foot of snow for parts of Midwest
A large storm is bringing freezing rain, heavy snow and strong winds to a large swath of the Midwest, snarling traffic and forcing the closure of some schools and government …
Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 2:18 p.m.
Heavy winter weather batters UK, European mainland
Persistent snow and freezing conditions from a Siberian cold snap snarled transit Wednesday and caused a handful of deaths across a swathe of Europe from Britain to the Balkans.
Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 7:58 a.m.
Winter weather saps new-home sales 7.8 percent in January
Sales of new U.S. homes fell in January for the second straight month, possibly dragged down again by bad weather.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 19, 2018, 7:41 p.m.
Sure it’s cold, but it’s downright balmy compared to that Spokane winter of 1887-88
The cold of this week might as well be tropical compared to the low points of many Spokane winters.
Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 9:49 a.m.
Oregon’s warm winter raises fear of summer drought
If winter weather doesn’t arrive soon, Oregon could be facing a summer drought.
Mon., Feb. 5, 2018, 2:34 p.m.
Snow causes hundreds of crashes; 5 killed on Missouri roads
Five people died and dozens were injured in more than 650 crashes on snow-covered Missouri roads, and authorities said up to 50 vehicles collided on a freeway in Iowa.
Mon., Feb. 5, 2018, 12:54 p.m.
Winter running = cold and dark. Here are tips for staying safe.
Winter doesn’t stop a number of Spokane runners from regularly hitting their stride outdoors, with a few steps of precaution.
Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, noon
Weathercatch: First month of 2018 featured a ‘wintermission’ – yes, really
If you enjoy knee-deep snow and a strong shot of cold temperatures, Old Man Winter is raining on your parade.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 11:09 p.m.
Missing snowmobiler found in Kootenai County
The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office found a missing snowmobiler in the Panhandle National Forest.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 6, 2018, 4:29 p.m.
East Coast locked in wickedly cold weekend of sub-zero temps
About 100 million people faced a new challenge after the whopping East Coast snowstorm: a gusty deep freeze, topped Saturday by a wind chill close to minus 100 on New …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 8:58 p.m.
Snowstorm snarls traffic and sets up Spokane for a sloppy New Years Eve
Freezing rain is creating a messy commute Friday morning as a Pacific storm system rolls through the region.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 10:14 p.m.
Christmas travel plans should include preparation for light snow and frigid temperatures
Inland Northwest holiday travelers are not likely to run into the kinds of weather that beset the region during the past week.
Thu., Dec. 14, 2017, 9:36 p.m.
Yellowstone National Park to open for winter season
Yellowstone National Park is set to open for the winter season.
Sun., Dec. 10, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Winter camping proves good way to reset internal clock, study finds
A University of Colorado sleep study sheds light on the benefits of winter camping.
Sat., Dec. 9, 2017
Winter’s magic: Snow brings solitude and plenty of options for fun at Yosemite National Park
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. – Yosemite National Park might not seem like an ideal winter destination, particularly if you’re from a part of the country where you’d like to trade …
Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 6 a.m.
Paul Turner: As darkness descends on the Northwest, get outside to beat the blues
Before you dismiss the idea of wintertime blues as some weak-kneed nonsense foisted on us hardy Northwesterners by trembling transplanted Californians, you might want to consider this: We all know …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 24, 2017, 10:12 p.m.
Deer hunting limited in Western U.S. states after tough winter
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 states …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 3:12 p.m.
Coloring contest: We’re dreaming of beautiful snowflakes
Invite the kiddos to color a snowflake and enter our coloring contest
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 …