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Sunday, December 15, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 10, 2019

Spokane expected to get an inch of snow Tuesday night; up to a foot to fall in mountains Wednesday

The Spokane area is projected to see around an inch of snow overnight Tuesday before a storm rolls into the region Wednesday afternoon, bringing heavy mountain snow to mountains in …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 30, 2019

Light snow, slick roads expected in Eastern Washington on Sunday

Eastern Washington and North Idaho are expected to receive light snow on Sunday, which could lead to slick conditions on Interstate 90 and other highways as many return home from …


Thanksgiving brings brief respite from worst of snow, winds

Wintry weather temporarily loosened its grip across much of the U.S. just in time for Thanksgiving, but travelers were bracing for heavy snow and blizzard conditions in some areas as …


Winter outlook for Spokane region has forecasters guessing

As the Spokane region races headlong into the winter from a colder than normal fall, forecasters are essentially saying they don’t know what to expect.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 31, 2019

Tricker-or-treaters endure chilly Halloween as Spokane closes in on record-cold October

“It’s going to be a little cool but clear skies,” said Mark Turner, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service Spokane Office.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019

Avista says power restored to 97% of customers affected by snowstorm

City crews and South Hill residents continued clearing fallen trees and tree limbs from yards, streets, sidewalks and parks on Friday.


Argos Dig Their Way To A Clean Field

With another blanket of snow hitting Great Falls, the Argos soccer team relied on some friends to dig them out of the mess.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019

Surprise October snow in Spokane knocks out power, blocks streets, closes schools

A record snowstorm early Wednesday snapped trees across Spokane, blocking streets and cutting power to thousands of homes.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 30, 2019

Wintry blast closes schools, plunges temperatures in Rockies

Some schools in Montana took their earliest snow day in memory Monday after a blizzard dumped several feet of snow, while plunging temperatures threatened crops across other parts of the …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 30, 2019

Wintry weather knocks out power for 2,000 homes, drops record snow Saturday night

The National Weather Service recorded 1.9 inches of snow at the Spokane International Airport on Saturday, setting new daily and monthly records. It was the first measurable September snowfall in …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019

Homeless shelter, city gear up for cold, wind, possibly snow to sweep through Spokane

As Spokane prepares for what forecaster predict will be an unusually cold and snowy weekend, the Union Gospel Mission homeless shelter has suspended its drug and alcohol policies to allow …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 23, 2019

Forecast calls for freezing temperatures and a chance for snow in Spokane

An already cool month of September could give way to actual snow in Spokane this weekend with wind chills down into the 20s. It would be the first time Spokane …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019

Pure as snow? Scientists say air carrying plastics to Arctic

Scientists say tiny bits of plastic are being sucked into the atmosphere and carried thousands of miles to some of the remotest corners of the planet.


UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019

‘Bomb cyclone’ snow, wind impact Midwest, Great Lakes

Powerful spring snow storm creating hazardous travel conditions in parts of the Midwest and Great Lakes regions


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019

Hallelujah, the temperature in Spokane is normal again. And it just hit 60 degrees.

Spokane’s streak of colder-than-usual temperatures has finally ended.


Think the snow and cold were bad this winter? In 1969, Spokane saw 3 1/2 feet on the ground

The winter of 1969 holds a place in the record books and in the collective memory of Spokane. The oddities of that winter collected as fast as the snowfall. It …


UPDATED: Sat., March 16, 2019

Coeur d’Alene snowball fight doesn’t break record, but still delights combatants

Dozens of people showed up at McEuen Park for a slushy snowball skirmish Saturday before the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Winter soldiers young and old let snowballs fly at the …


UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019

If you’re tired of the snow, be thankful it’s not 1969

As of Tuesday, Spokane had at least 10 inches of snow on the ground for 30 days in a row. That’s not even close to the record.


UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019

Late winter weather puts squeeze on local governments’ snow removal budgets in Spokane area

Spokane’s second-snowiest February on record may have pushed local governments to spend more than normal on de-icer, overtime and equipment used to keep the area’s roads clear.


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019

State troopers respond to 39 crashes related to snow; trooper’s car hit but no injuries

A car lost control and sideswiped a Washington State Patrol trooper’s car on Tuesday. No one was injured, and his car had minor damage.


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019

Snow to fall in Spokane overnight Monday, threaten another daily record

Snow is expected to begin in the area after 10 p.m. Monday and continue through Tuesday morning’s commute, potentially affecting traffic. After a last round of heavy snow, which could …


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: Wed., March 6, 2019

Road crews battle giant snowdrifts on state Highway 27

In a hard-fought victory over Mother Nature, road crews removed enough snow and ice to reopen a stretch of state Highway 27 north of Latah on Tuesday.


UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019

Thermometer’s stuck below normal

If February 2019 will go down in the record books in Spokane as one of the wettest, snowiest months in history, then March will surely follow as one of the …


UPDATED: Sun., March 3, 2019

Winter’s ‘last gasp’ sure is a cold one

Chillier-than-average temperatures have been the norm in the Spokane region since early February, but warmer weather could arrive by the middle of March.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019

Farewell to the second snowiest February on record

While many people in the lowlands are grousing about all of the February snow and cold, folks at mountain ski areas are reveling in the winter weather.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019

Morning snow makes this February the second snowiest on record in Spokane

A few inches of snow overnight has covered roadways in Eastern Washington and some school districts have delayed classes.


Urban skiers hit Spokane’s in-city slopes

While the continued snow might bother some, it’s cause for celebration among many Spokane skiers looking for an easy line.


Floods isolate 2 California towns, storm dumps snow in West

Two communities in Northern California’s wine country were accessible only by boat Wednesday after a rain-swollen river overflowed its banks following a relentless downpour across an already waterlogged region.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019

Two deaths reported in Eastern Washington crashes in icy conditions; more snow expected overnight

A small flurry of snow, strong winds and below freezing temperatures led to multiple school closures Wednesday morning in the Inland Northwest.