Stories tagged: heat
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 4, 2019
By the 2025 model year, nearly all new vehicles sold in the U.S. will come with electronic alerts to remind people to not leave children behind in the back seats.
Mon., Aug. 12, 2019
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Forecasters are warning about days of scorching, dangerous heat gripping a wide swath of the U.S. South and Midwest, where the heat index on Monday eclipsed 120 …
Sat., Aug. 10, 2019
You may be one of the tens of millions of people who suffered in the blistering heatwave that gripped the Eastern USA in July. I happen to live in central …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019
Smoke from a growing fire on the Colville Indian Reservation continued to blow into Spokane on Tuesday, causing air quality to be unhealthy for some groups including children and the …
Sat., Aug. 11, 2018
The Business of Cool: How local businesses, organizations help Spokane cope when temperatures crack 100
On hot days like these, the city adjusts. Residents spend less time outside, retreating to shade and air conditioning to keep from overheating. But for the folks who ensure the …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018
The heat blanketing the Spokane region didn’t just send us two-legged mammals scurrying for cooler climes. Fish in the Spokane River also sought refuge as the air temperature neared 103 …
Wed., Aug. 1, 2018
The natural furnace of California’s Death Valley was on full broil in July, tentatively setting a world record for hottest month ever.
UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018
Extreme heat sizzled across the U.S. Southwest again on Wednesday after ramping up electricity use so much in the Phoenix area that a major utility broke a record.
Mon., July 23, 2018
If it’s true that misery loves company, then Seattle is a great place to be during a heat wave. At least you know that most of your neighbors are suffering …
Thu., June 28, 2018
Heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heatstroke are related to each other but vary in seriousness. All three are typically caused by exercise or other strenuous activity in hot environments.
Thu., April 26, 2018
Things are heating up in Spokane.
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017
Earth just sweated through the third hottest August and summer on record.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017
With four big hurricanes, a powerful earthquake and wildfires, it seems that nature recently has just gone nuts.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 2, 2017
The heat has peaked for Southern California, but parts of Northern California are set to see it soar some more.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 31, 2017
Triple-digit heat across much of the U.S. West hampered crews battling dozens of wildfires Thursday, including one threatening the main travel route to the Burning Man counterculture festival in the …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017
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.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday that Earth sweated to its second-hottest month since recordkeeping began in 1880.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017
Soggy Seattle clocked the wettest winter on record just months ago. Now, the city known for its Gore-Tex and overcast days has gone in the other extreme: it’s in its …
Mon., Aug. 7, 2017
Farmers and vineyard owners in Oregon are worrying that the extensive heat wave in the state may be doing damage to their crops.
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 6, 2017
The temperature has soared to 107 degrees at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation this summer. In the tank farms, workers pull on three pairs of gloves, cover their faces with respirator …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017
BELGRADE, Serbia – No wonder it’s been dubbed “Lucifer.” A relentless heat wave that gripped parts of Europe this week has sent temperatures soaring to record highs for several days, …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017
People in the Pacific Northwest were enduring another scorching day Thursday as temperatures pushed toward triple digits. The heat affected everything from transit to sporting events.
Thu., Aug. 3, 2017
The Bonneville Power Administration asked Energy Northwest not to do any significant maintenance or surveillance that in any way would jeopardize the Columbia Generating Station from operating at 100 percent …
Mon., July 31, 2017
The National Weather Service in Portland has issued an excessive heat warning.
Mon., July 31, 2017
An Excessive Heat Warning is set to go into effect for much of the interior of Western Washington this week.
Thu., July 20, 2017
Spokane’s blistering heat wave continued without letup – and one local industry was reaping big profits. Spokane’s ice cream demand broke “all previous records,” according to the manager of one …
Wed., July 19, 2017
A federal judge Wednesday gave state prison officials 15 days to come up with a plan to lower the temperature to 88 degrees inside a Southeast Texas prison where attorneys …
Tue., July 18, 2017
The first half of 2017 was the second warmest on record for Earth, only behind last year.
Mon., July 17, 2017
Summer weather will continue through the week, with afternoon readings mainly in the 80s in Spokane.
UPDATED: Fri., July 14, 2017
Every day, tens of thousands of U.S. airline passengers settle into their seats, lower the window shades and reach up to twist the air vents without the benefit of something …