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Tuesday, September 24, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Stories tagged: snow

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 23, 2019, 8:37 p.m.

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, 7 p.m.

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, 7:16 p.m.

‘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, 6:36 p.m.

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, 11 p.m.

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, 9:38 p.m.

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, 6:38 a.m.

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, 9:46 p.m.

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, 9:20 p.m.

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, 10:37 p.m.

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, 11:12 a.m.

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, 9:10 a.m.

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, 9:13 p.m.

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, 8:43 p.m.

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, 9:31 a.m.

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, 10:29 p.m.

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.

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 6:05 p.m.

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.

100 years ago in Spokane: With a foot of snow on the ground, officials ask public for help to get flu nurses to new patients

An uptick in new flu cases had residents worried that the the Spanish flu epidemic had not run its course.

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 25, 2019, 1:33 p.m.

NOAA predicting warmer- and drier-than-normal spring

Officials say snowpack levels in northern Idaho and Washington have improved over the last month, but both states could still be heading for an abnormally dry summer.

Winter storm delays school starts in parts of Northwest

Schools in western Oregon delayed start times or closed altogether as another round of winter weather hit parts of the Northwest, producing slick roads and causing flights to be cancelled …

Dan Thompson: Not exactly a celebration, but happy to be plowed

Minnesotans love to brag about our department of transportation.

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 25, 2019, 6:59 a.m.

More snow expected Monday night, Wednesday

Colder-than-average temperatures and snow are expected to continue into this week as a new weather system moves up the Washington and Oregon border.

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 23, 2019, 12:47 p.m.

February has been a boon to private plow drivers, including an 18-year-old who made $35K in Seattle

More than 25 inches of snow blanketed Spokane in February, which means big business for snowplow operators.

Snow in Las Vegas! Strip gets first white stuff in decade

A winter storm brought rare snowfall to the Las Vegas Strip, dusting casino marquees and prompting revelers to erect a snowman near the famous “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign.

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 4:14 p.m.

Victim of alleged assault in fight between Spokane neighbors over snow broke 2 ribs, bone in face, court records say

A man accused of attacking his neighbor over blowing snow into each others’ properties appeared Wednesday in Spokane County Superior Court where his bond was set at $2,000.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:13 p.m.

Snowstorm only brings 1 inch

About an inch of snow fell on Spokane from Tuesday afternoon through this morning, making the morning commute slick. The Washington State Patrol reported multiple weather-related crashes in the Spokane …

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:04 p.m.

City plows on standby as Spokane prepares for moderate snow accumulations

The National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory on Tuesday predicting that at least one inch of fresh snow will fall on Spokane through Wednesday morning.