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UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 10, 2020

Coeur d’Alene jewelry shop wins snowfall dispute, says customers will get $500K in refunds

Jane Clark, who owns Clark’s Diamond Jewelers, said more than 300 people who made purchases at the store between Nov. 22 and Dec. 31 will receive refund checks totaling more …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020

A couple inches of snow overnight will make for slick morning commute; WSU in Pullman cancels classes

A little less than 2 inches of snow fell around Spokane last night, prompting warnings to slow down for Wednesday’s morning commute.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 4, 2020

Snow begins falling, cars start crashing, with several inches possible by morning

The latest shot of winter arrived Tuesday afternoon with several inches of snow forecast overnight into Wednesday morning.


Spokane Public Schools hold make-up day of classes Monday after early season snow

Monday is a planned weather make-up day. Classes will be held after school was canceled Oct. 9 due to an early season snowstorm.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 21, 2020

Warmer weather in Spokane will melt valley snow all week

Temperatures are forecast in the mid- to upper-30s for Tuesday and Wednesday with the potential for some rain and snow mix.


Spin Control: Inslee gives, gets apples as Legislature starts up

Apples made their way into House chamber, State of the State address.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 17, 2020

Spokane County asks for patience after man challenges snowplow driver to fisticuffs

“The snow started falling last Friday, and it’s been a long week for everybody,” a county spokeswoman said.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 16, 2020

Warmer temperatures expected today

Temperatures may be warming up in Spokane but with rain and snow set to fall throughout Thursday, roads could still be slick. City snow crews worked through the night to …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 14, 2020

Cold temperatures, new snow make for slippery morning commute in Spokane, Coeur d’Alene

With low temperatures overnight, arterials were covered with packed snow and ice, making for a treacherous commute.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 14, 2020

City plans to expand warming shelter capacity as temperatures drop

After a snowy weekend, temperatures dropped Monday to usher in colder weather for a couple of days, according to the National Weather Service.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 12, 2020

Spokane Public Schools to start late Monday after snowy weekend causes crashes, closes passes

After a snowy start to the weekend, Sunday brought more flakes to the Spokane area, resulting in some crashes and road closures throughout the region. Spokane Public Schools announced late …


From mining towns to ski resorts, avalanches have killed dozens in North Idaho mountains

“The Coeur d’Alenes face this menace of snowslides nearly every winter,” read one Spokesman-Review story in 1937. “There have been many slides through the years, most of them claiming some …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 11, 2020

‘Where else does it snow diamonds?’: CdA jeweler looks to refund more than $500K after Saturday promotion

Clark’s Diamond Jewelers owner Jane Clark put up a percentage of the store’s holiday sales in a wager with an insurance company that Jan. 11 would have at least 3 …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 10, 2020

‘It’s just fun’: Spokane sleds into snowy weekend

While the stores might not stock Clark Griswold’s non-caloric silicon-based kitchen lubricant, there was still plenty of fun to be had sledding on the fresh powder Spokane received Friday.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 10, 2020

City, county prepare for days of plowing ahead of weekend snowstorm in Spokane

Due to the back-to-back nature of snow events expected over the weekend, city officials predicted it could take days to fully plow the 2,200 lane miles of city road.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 9, 2020

Helicopter locates body of third skier killed in Silver Mountain avalanche; resort to reopen Friday

Silver Mountain Resort was closed again Thursday as search efforts continue for a skier reported missing after an avalanche that claimed two lives on Tuesday.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 9, 2020

Up to 8 inches of snow expected to fall on Spokane starting Friday

The snow is expected to snarl traffic on Interstate 90 from Ritzville into North Idaho, on Highway 195 from Spokane to Uniontown and on Highway 2 in the West Plains …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 5, 2020

Heavy snowfall expected in Cascade mountains, Idaho Panhandle on Monday

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for much of the Idaho Panhandle, with up to a foot of snow forecast in the mountains and a rain/snow mix in the …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 31, 2019

After overnight snow, temperatures expected to warm up Tuesday

Temperatures are expected to warm up throughout Tuesday morning with a wet snowfall turning into rain.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 30, 2019

Spokane expected to have a windy, snowy New Year’s Eve

A National Weather Service meteorologist said a narrow corridor of moisture known as an “atmospheric river” will affect weather in the region in two waves starting Tuesday night.


Major Southern California highways reopen after heavy snow

Major interstates reopened in Southern California on Friday after lengthy closures caused by a cold storm that drenched the region and blanketed mountains and desert areas with heavy snow.


City of Spokane Valley to clear snow from sidewalks near schools this winter

The City of Spokane Valley will clear sidewalks within a half a mile of schools this winter, which is the first time the city has cleared sidewalks since its inception.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 19, 2019

2 inches of snow falls on Spokane and chaos ensues on Walnut Street

About two inches of snow fell in Spokane early Thursday, forcing a slow start to the morning commute.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 18, 2019

Treacherous, snowy road conditions expected Thursday morning in Inland Northwest

Commuters in the Spokane and Coeur d`Alene areas could face treacherous, snowy road conditions Thursday morning, according to a winter weather advisory from the National Weather Service.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 17, 2019

Snow on the way as winter storm arrives Wednesday night

A winter storm is forecast to bring snow to Eastern Washington and North Idaho beginning Wednesday night.


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.