Coverage of the historic windstorm Nov. 17, 2015.
UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019, 6:23 a.m.
New public art sculptures, co-designed by local artist who died in windstorm, installed at Spokane’s Gateway Bridge
Steely and mirror-like, the new sculptures on either side of Spokane’s new pedestrian bridge are, quite literally, places of reflection.
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016, 5 a.m.
2015 windstorm whipped up by rare convergence of events
Pacific storms have long battered the region, but the one on Nov. 17, 2015 brought together nature’s forces in a most devastating way.
Wed., July 20, 2016, 1:15 p.m.
Low-income homeowners can get help clearing windstorm debris from their yards under new program
Low-income homeowners in the city of Spokane can get help clearing tree branches and stumps left over from last year’s major windstorm through a new initiative funded by the city.
Wed., June 29, 2016, 7 p.m.
Hundreds of homeowners still await repair after last November’s wind storm
Hundreds of homeowners are still waiting for repairs nearly eight months after a windstorm tore through the region. While roofing companies, general contractors and insurers work to get people’s homes …
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016, 9:08 a.m.
Windstorm damages add up for Avista
Last November’s gale-force windstorm did nearly $23 million in damage to Avista’s electric distribution system.
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016, 7:33 p.m.
Massive generators kept hospitals going during last year’s windstorm
Massive generators kept the region’s largest hospital operating for nearly 17 hours after last year’s windstorm.
Sat., Jan. 16, 2016, 4:18 p.m.
Obama signs disaster declaration for November storms
President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for damage done by storms throughout the state in November, making federal assistance available in 16 Washington counties.
Thu., Jan. 7, 2016, 4:18 p.m.
Some CenturyLink customers still without service six weeks after windstorm
Stan Nelson has thrown in the towel. Now six weeks in to a CenturyLink landline and internet service outage, he has purchased a cell phone and arranged for internet service …
Mon., Jan. 4, 2016
211 service got a workout during November windstorm
Just about everyone knows to dial 911 in the event of an emergency. But there’s another three-digit number that provides callers with critical information about health and human services, as …
Wed., Dec. 30, 2015, 12:51 p.m.
Wind, heat, fire made a deadly weather mix in 2015
The year 2015 is going to be remembered for a series of extreme weather events that led to at least five deaths in the Inland Northwest.
Fri., Dec. 25, 2015, 9:22 p.m.
Home repair should include asbestos check
Two recent windstorms left many Spokane-area homes with damaged roofs and eaves. As homeowners begin the process of hiring contractors or doing their own repairs, they should be on the …
Fri., Dec. 25, 2015, 9:14 p.m.
In windstorm aftermath, arborists suggest evaluations before removing more trees
As students started their journey home on Nov. 17, a towering pine collapsed on a parked car just outside Jefferson Elementary School. Teachers and school leaders hurried children back inside …
Wed., Dec. 23, 2015, 3:06 p.m.
N. Idaho counties to get federal disaster aid
Local governments in North Idaho will get federal aid to help with damage from last month’s windstorm.
Sun., Dec. 20, 2015, 3:14 p.m.
Spokane cemeteries still cleaning up from windstorm
A month after a windstorm blew through Spokane, root balls still tower over graves at some Spokane cemeteries.
Tue., Dec. 15, 2015, 5:40 p.m.
More than 500 CenturyLink customers still without service
A month after trees and power poles fell like dominoes, Julianne Dickelman is tired of waiting for CenturyLink to restore her Internet service.
Wed., Dec. 9, 2015, 5:33 p.m.
Man faces charge in alleged power generator theft following windstorm
A 22-year-old Spokane man faces a charge of possessing stolen property after police found a power generator mailed to a South Hill resident in his backseat after last month’s windstorm. …
Tue., Dec. 8, 2015, 10:41 p.m.
Wind watch upgraded to high-wind warning for Inland Northwest
Gusts to 60 mph are expected from a strong cold front forecast to reach the Inland NW about 7 a.m. Wednesday.
Tue., Dec. 8, 2015, 4 p.m.
Spokane schools monitoring windstorm; no decision yet on Wednesday classes
Spokane schools are monitoring Wednesday’s weather forecast, according to a district news release, and will notify parents of closure or delay early Wednesday morning.
Mon., Dec. 7, 2015, 8:42 p.m.
City collects 3,000 tons of storm debris
Spokane waste site accepted 3,000 tons of windstorm debris, according to a city press release.
Mon., Dec. 7, 2015, 5:15 p.m.
Spokane shatters daily rainfall record Monday
Spokane shatters daily rainfall record with nearly an inch falling through 4 p.m. on Monday
Fri., Dec. 4, 2015, 10:14 a.m.
Spokane area state parks digging out of windstorm debris
PARKS — Riverside and Mount Spokane state parks are still working to clear blowdown trees from routes and public use areas following the Nov. 17 windstorm that hammered the region …
Wed., Nov. 18, 2015, 7:37 a.m.
Spokesman-Review photographers are fanning out across the region to document the record-setting windstorm that killed two Tuesday and left thousands without power.
Tue., Nov. 17, 2015, 3:44 p.m.
High winds hit Inland Northwest
The National Weather Service has posted high wind warnings for the region with gusts of 70 mph possible in lower elevations and stronger gusts in the mountains. The area from …