Stories tagged: winter
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.
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 11:17 p.m.
Slick and stranded: Oregon drivers fetch cars stuck in snow
Erick Daza braved a snow-covered suburban street Thursday to pick up his girlfriend’s car, one of many that got stuck in a winter storm that brought Oregon’s largest city to …
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 9:49 a.m.
Dangerous wind chills, snow in Midwest; cold grips Northeast
Dangerously cold temperatures gripped the Upper Midwest in advance of a storm that’s expected to bring several inches of snow in coming days, while schools and officials in the Northeast …
Sun., Dec. 11, 2016, 2:08 p.m.
Have travel plans? Prepare for cold rain and snow
A blanket of snow will cover the Great Lakes and the Northeast ahead of an expected dip into Arctic-cold temperatures.
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 12:46 p.m.
If you’re driving over the Cascades, be ready for snow
Forecasters are warning drivers to be ready for snow if they are headed out for the holiday, especially in and near the mountains
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 7:59 a.m.
Storm dumps 18 inches of snow on parts of Northeast
A storm system is bringing wintry weather to the Northeast, dumping up to 18 inches of snow in parts of upstate New York.
Fri., Nov. 4, 2016
Community tackles homelessness
But the community is in the midst of a robust response to the problem of homelessness, and keeping the shelters open continuously is part of the plan.
Wed., Nov. 2, 2016, 4:26 p.m.
Gardening: Record-breaking rain helps, but drought impacts still there
Wow, this has been a fall for the books. Just enough frost to turn the leaves, no winds to blow them off as of last Sunday, and lots of much-needed …
Tue., Nov. 1, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
City of Spokane expands operation of warming shelters, eyes more assistance for round-the-clock homeless care
The cost of running 24/7 emergency shelters in Spokane for homeless people comes out to about $1.4 million annually, Mayor David Condon said Tuesday. The city is moving some money …
Wed., Oct. 19, 2016
Gardening: Prepare your garden for winter storms
It looks like we dodged the windstorm last weekend. It changed course slightly and stayed further off the coast than predicted, thereby lessening the wind damage. While this one missed …
Thu., Oct. 13, 2016, 4:17 p.m.
Gov’t says colder weather will boost winter heating bills
Expect to pay more to heat your home this winter than you spent last year, the U.S. Energy Department said Thursday.
Mon., Sept. 26, 2016
Weathercatch: With La Nada, ‘anything goes’ winter in store
When the calendar flipped over to fall a week ago, we found ourselves bracing against strong breezes, gloomy skies and cooler than normal temperatures. Three days later, the winds stilled, …
Tue., Feb. 23, 2016
100 years ago in Eastern Washington: As jackrabbit population hit by disease, Texas sees opportunity
From our archives, 100 years ago Meanwhile, the state game warden in Seattle reported receiving an interesting batch of letters after the state’s jackrabbit population had been ravaged by disease.
Mon., Feb. 8, 2016, 11:56 a.m.
Winter storm threatens Cape Cod with up to 18 inches of snow
The second winter storm in four days to hit the Northeast centered on New England on Monday, bringing howling winds and coastal flooding and threatening Cape Cod and southeastern Massachusetts …
Tue., Feb. 2, 2016, 3:04 p.m.
No shadow: Punxsutawney Phil ‘predicts’ early spring
The handlers of Pennsylvania’s most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, said the furry rodent failed to see his shadow at dawn Tuesday, meaning he “predicted” an early spring.
Sun., Dec. 20, 2015
Ski areas move past poor season, cheer forecasts
Ski area managers aren’t dwelling on last year, and they don’t want customers to worry about a repeat performance this winter.
Wed., Nov. 11, 2015, 11:23 a.m.
Doug Clark: Take this quiz to test your winter-readiness
Doug Clark tests your winter readiness with a quiz.
Fri., May 29, 2015
Chambers Bay emerged from winter in excellent condition
Ask Chambers Bay director of agronomy Eric Johnson if the course will be brown, green or a mixture of both for the U.S. Open and he’ll defer to Mother Nature. …
Sun., Feb. 15, 2015, 5 p.m.
Severe weather again slams New England
BOSTON — Another weekend, another major snowstorm: The latest system to sweep the Northeast brought another foot to Boston — on top of 6 feet that has fallen over the …
Thu., Feb. 12, 2015
Midstokke: All dressed up with nowhere to go
I assume that the rest of you also did no less than 80 billion lunges in preparation for the anticipated epic ski season. I spent those awkward autumn bridge months …
Wed., Jan. 28, 2015
Above-normal temperatures are likely through Feb. 8
A series of storms packing mild, moist air from the subtropical waters of the Pacific has left the Northwest with a leaner-than-normal snowpack. Lower elevations are seeing day after day …
Sat., Jan. 3, 2015, 5:23 p.m.
Winter storm warning issued ahead of heavy snow
The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued a winter storm warning for Eastern Washington and North Idaho ahead of a storm that is expected to dump several inches of …
Thu., Nov. 20, 2014
Tender plants, grafted roses need blanket of mulch now
As I was pulling the frozen tomato vines out of the garden last weekend, I discovered one of the prettiest end-of-the-garden treats: translucent, gemlike green and red balls that should …
Sun., Aug. 24, 2014, 12:38 p.m.
Farmers’ Almanac predicts another nasty winter
The folks at the Farmers’ Almanac can be forgiven for feeling smug: The 198-year-old publication correctly predicted the past nasty winter while federal forecasters blew it.
Tue., Feb. 4, 2014
Arctic wind brings Inland Northwest bitter, dangerous cold
Old Man Winter is turning downright mean this week, promising to bring some of the coldest and windiest weather of the season. An arctic blast will intensify during the day …
Thu., Jan. 2, 2014, 6:53 a.m.
Snowmobiler dies in avalanche in SW Montana
BOZEMAN, Mont. — One snowmobiler died and two others suffered minor injuries in an avalanche in southwestern Montana, marking the fourth death in the region in a week.