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UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 10, 2019

NOAA chief thanks Alabama weather office in Dorian forecast

The head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration both defended the administration on Tuesday and thanked a local weather office that contradicted President Donald Trump’s claims about Hurricane Dorian …

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 10, 2019

Flash Flood Watch issued for area; thunderstorms expected in Spokane

Heavy rain is coming to Spokane and the Inland Northwest Saturday and Sunday, bringing the chance of flash floods and lightning that could start wildfires despite the rain. Slow moving …

Wildfire risk causes Red Flag Warning in Spokane; burn ban in effect today

The city of Spokane may experience lightning strikes and gusty winds from 6 p.m. Tuesday to 5 a.m. Wednesday, causing elevated wildfire conditions and a Red Flag warning, issued by …

UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019

Brief showers on Tuesday will fade in afternoon

Showers swept through Spokane Tuesday, bringing a little more than 0.29 of an inch of rain at the Spokane International Airport. July is a dry month in Spokane and that …

UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019

Up to an inch of snow could fall overnight

Predicted overnight snow will likely lead to an icy and perhaps snowy Thursday morning commute, a reminder that winter isn’t over.

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019

Approaching snow storms expected to move February into second-snowiest on record

This month Spokane is likely to have the second-most days with snow in February and second-most total snow in February, forecasters say.

UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 3, 2019

Deep freeze expected this week

Wondering how cold it’s going to get this winter? This week might reveal the answer. The National Weather Service is warning of ice and freezing temperatures in the Spokane area, …

The National Weather Service is ‘open,’ but your forecast is worse because of the shutdown

There are less-obvious ways in which the shutdown does affect the Weather Service – even its operations. Forecasters and managers are not getting paid. Weather models are not being maintained, …

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 2, 2019

Freezing rain could affect Thursday morning commute in Spokane, Coeur d’Alene

Thursday morning’s commute in the Inland Northwest could be impacted by slippery roads, according to the National Weather Service.

Holiday travel numbers expected to hit a record high; snow possible in low-lying areas of Eastern Washington

The trade group AAA estimates a 4.4 percent increase in holiday travel nationwide this year compared to 2017, and weather conditions are expected to be wet and potentially snowy in …

Fed watchers await rate forecast with a hike all but certain

Another interest rate increase is all but certain when the Federal Reserve meets this week. What’s not so sure is whether the vigorous U.S. economy will lead the Fed to …

Survey of business economists finds growing optimism

Business economists are expressing optimism that tax cuts and increased government spending will accelerate economic growth over the next two years.

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 23, 2017

Pineapple Express soaking Washington through the weekend

While records will be on the line in Husky Stadium Saturday afternoon, Mother Nature has been breaking a few records of her own, courtesy of the Pineapple Express.

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017

Weathercatch: Valleys in the sky portend cooler, unsettled weather

A blast of cool, wet weather engulfed the region during the first few days of October. Not only did it dig in over the Inland Northwest, but most of the …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017

Retail group expects holiday sales to rise 3.6 to 4 percent

With stores closing and retailers filing for bankruptcy, a trade group says it still expects holiday sales to at least match the 3.6 percent growth of a year ago, as …

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 13, 2017

As Irma fades, unpredictable Jose eyes $19 trillion in property

Don’t underestimate Jose. The meteorological gods seem to be working against the hurricane as Irma’s successor lumbers over the Atlantic Ocean. But it’s so far out –more than 950 miles …

Hurricane Irma is sucking the water away from shorelines

Hurricane Irma is so strong and its pressure is so low, it’s sucking water from its surroundings into the core of the storm.

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017

Western U.S. bakes, with heat expected into holiday weekend

Strong high pressure baked much of the West in high heat Wednesday, and forecasters said the siege would last into the Labor Day weekend and likely beyond.

Highs in the 80s will reign all week

Summer weather will continue through the week, with afternoon readings mainly in the 80s in Spokane.

IMF trims economic forecast for U.S.

The International Monetary Fund has trimmed its outlook for the U.S. economy, citing the number of uncertainties that surround President Donald Trump’s plans to boost economic growth.

UPDATED: Tue., May 16, 2017

Snow returns to the mountains, but warmer weather will arrive by the weekend

Fresh snow fell across the Cascades and Kettle Range on Tuesday, but forecasters said the late taste of winter is going away by Friday.

Wildfire outlook report: Southwest, Florida at risk; Northwest more normal

Wildfires this summer are expected to be most severe in southwestern U.S. states, Florida, Georgia and in some parts of California and Nevada, forecasters said Monday.

UPDATED: Mon., May 1, 2017

Sunshine and 80 degrees forecast Thursday offer a summer tease for Spokane

Unpack your shorts. It will hit the 70s, and maybe even the 80s this week.

Frigid temperatures giving way to highs in 30s, 40s

People tired of bundling up in five layers just to head out the door to their cars can take heart – a warmup is coming.

Forecasters predict a frigid week ahead in Inland Northwest

The Spokane area will experience light snowfall Sunday before temperatures plunge to single digits Monday evening, the Spokane National Weather Service reports.

Forecast for stocks in the second half of year: Turbulence

The stock market has been on a frustrating, dizzying roller-coaster ride to nowhere the last couple of years. It’s still not over.

Drier year, warm spring expected in Inland Northwest

Unless it turns exceptionally wet in the next few months, the Inland Northwest is in store for an abnormally dry year, with a moderate drought forecast for much of Eastern …

Winter expected to be colder, wetter than usual in region

Last week, I gave our area snowfall predictions for the upcoming winter. Snowfall totals in our region for November are likely to end up above normal as more snow is …

Expected slow melt, rain should help crops, forecaster says

Keep your hat and gloves at the ready because cold weather will linger across the Inland Northwest throughout the rest of this winter and into spring. Art Douglas, who farmers …

Snow and cold in forecast for region

Rain and snow are expected to make a comeback this weekend, followed by sunny skies and cold temperatures in the coming week. From today’s expected high of 40, temperatures will …