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UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017, 3:53 p.m.

Extreme heat broils the Dakotas and Montana; flash drought takes toll on wheat crop

A massive and intense heat dome has spread over the northern Plains and mountain West, sucking moisture out of the soil, and may persist for weeks. The scorching heat and …

UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017, 10:06 p.m.

Hot weather primes area for wildfire danger

Two days of searing hot weather are going to send the fire danger soaring

UPDATED: Wed., June 28, 2017, 6:30 a.m.

Scorching heat a possible factor in Arizona deaths

Officials are investigating the heat as a possible factor in 12 deaths in metro Phoenix last week as temperatures soared to 119 degrees.

UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017, 8:40 p.m.

Extreme heat making wildfire battle tougher in Southwest

An extreme heat wave in the Southwest U.S. made the fight against a series of wildfires more difficult Wednesday, including one that has destroyed at least four homes in an …

UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 2:35 p.m.

It’s so hot in Phoenix that airplanes can’t fly

Dozens of flights have been delayed and canceled out of Phoenix Sky Harbor on Tuesday as the city – and much of the region – withers under another day of …

UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 8:39 a.m.

Too hot to handle: Study shows Earth’s killer heat worsens

Killer heat is getting worse, a new study shows. Deadly heat waves like the one now broiling the American West are bigger killers than previously thought and they are going …

From Phoenix to Sacramento, West sweats through worst heat wave in decades

All-time heat records could be in jeopardy in the Southwest this week as a dome of hot, high pressure settles over the region. Triple-digit highs are in the forecast from …

Southwest U.S. preps for 120 temps

When bracing for 120 degrees, it’s all about the water. Drinking it, splashing in it to stay cool, and drinking it some more. A lot more.

UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017, 9:19 p.m.

Scorching weather breaking records in Northeast cities

Heat records were burning up Thursday in cities in the Northeast as the region gets a summer preview.

UPDATED: Mon., May 1, 2017, 11:30 p.m.

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.

Report: Can’t blame El Nino as global temps spike in March

In what scientists call a clear sign of a warming world, Earth’s temperatures in March were the most above-normal on record without an El Nino spiking temperatures.

How do you cool a city in a warming world?

Globally, 2016 was the warmest year on record. In Los Angeles, temperature records were shattered last summer during scorching heat waves that saw highs of 100 degrees for five days …

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 17, 2017, 11:23 p.m.

NBA roundup: Goran Dragic leads Heat to upset over Rockets

Goran Dragic had 21 points and eight assists, Wayne Ellington scored 18 off the bench and the Miami Heat overcame another triple-double from James Harden to beat the Houston Rockets …

Earth’s warm October not record; 2016 likely record hot

While last month merely tied for the world’s third warmest October in history, 2016 is still on track to be the hottest year on record, federal meteorologists said Thursday.

2016 set to break heat record despite slowdown in emissions

Global temperatures are soaring toward a record high this year, the U.N. weather agency said Monday, while another report showed emissions of a key global warming gas have flattened out …

NBA notebook: Pau Gasol, Spurs set on $30 million, 2-year deal

The San Antonio Spurs didn’t waste any time after losing out in the Kevin Durant sweepstakes. The Spurs agreed to a two-year deal with veteran forward Pau Gasol on Monday, …

No dogs allowed on Phoenix trails in blazing heat

When the temperature spikes, Phoenix trails will stay open for man but not for man’s best friend. City leaders on Thursday rejected a proposal to prohibit people from hiking in …

Extreme heatwave grips Southwest on 1st day of summer

A severe heatwave ushered in the first day of summer Monday in the broiling Southwest, where extreme temperatures were blamed for at least five deaths over the weekend. Towns along …

Weathercatch: Heat comes early again this summer

There’s a saying around the Pacific Northwest that summer doesn’t really start until after the Fourth of July.

June sizzles under El Nino warming

This month’s heat wave is likely being caused by El Nino, forecasters said Monday

Earth breaks 12th straight monthly heat record

Thanks to a combination of global warming and an El Nino, the planet shattered monthly heat records for an unprecedented 12th straight month, as April smashed the old record by …

U.S. breaks record for hottest winter

Federal meteorologists say the winter that has just ended was the hottest in U.S. records, thanks to the combination of El Nino and man-made global warming.

Earth sets 9th straight monthly heat record

The January figures are in, and Earth’s string of hottest-months-on-record has now reached nine in a row. But NASA said January stood out: The temperature was above normal by the …

Intolerable heat forecast for Persian Gulf

WASHINGTON – If carbon dioxide emissions continue at their current pace, by the end of century parts of the Persian Gulf will sometimes be just too hot for the human …

Hot, dry Spokane summer breaks records

It’s official. The three-month span from June 1 through Aug. 31 was the hottest and the driest summer on record in Spokane. The hot and dry conditions have caused extreme …

Tomato plants will need help beating the upcoming heat

Our vegetable gardens are happy to see the cooler weather of the last week or so. Hot weather higher than 85 to 90 degrees delays fruit set and puts a …

Athletes, volunteers battle record heat at Coeur d’Alene Ironman

A triathlon is never easy, but Sunday’s Ironman Coeur d’Alene may have pegged a new level of difficulty. That’s due to record-breaking heat that overwhelmed competitors, volunteers and spectators alike. …

Hoopfest draws crowds despite 102-degree heat

They drank a lot of water. They wrapped their heads with wet towels. They sat in the shade close to fans and misting stations. Some found sanctuary between games in …

Spokane sees hottest June day ever recorded

Saturday’s official high temperature is the hottest ever recorded in Spokane in June. But that record likely will last only one day.

Today’s record temperature for June likely will fall tomorrow

The official high temperature recorded at the Spokane International Airport – in the shade – was 102, the highest ever recorded in Spokane in June.