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UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 29, 2019

Snowstorm hits northern Rocky Mountains; Montana gets brunt

Areas of the northern Rocky Mountains looked more like mid-winter rather than early fall on Sunday as a snowstorm dumped record amounts of wind-driven snow.


UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019

Spring snowstorm buries Midwest, tornadoes possible in South

Strong winds and more snow hit the Midwest on Friday following a spring storm that buried several states in snow, while forecasters warned churches in the South to prepare for …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019

Storm slams western US, raises flood fears to California

A winter storm slamming the western U.S. was dumping rain in Northern California on Tuesday and raising the threat of floods while heavy mountain snowfall created a risk of avalanches …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019

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.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019

Hundreds of schools closed, delayed amid Midwest snowstorm

Schools are closed across the Midwest and Detroit’s main airport has been shut down as a major snowstorm crawls across the region.


UPDATED: Sat., April 14, 2018

Storm blasts central U.S. with snow, ice and wind, killing 3

Hundreds of flights have been canceled and roadways are treacherous in several Midwestern states as a deadly storm system stretching from Gulf Coast to Great Lakes rolls across the central …


‘Kind of awful’: Another snowstorm clobbers the Northeast

For the second time in less than a week, a storm rolled into the Northeast with wet, heavy snow Wednesday, grounding flights, closing schools and bringing another round of power …


Roads icy, schools closed after Pacific Northwest snowstorm

Major highways in the Portland metro area are passable after a storm that dropped 3 inches of snow on Oregon’s largest city.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 7, 2018

East coast temperature begins inching up after deep freeze, storm

The bitter cold that followed a massive East Coast snowstorm should begin to lessen as temperatures inch up and climb past freezing next week, weather forecasters said.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 3, 2018

Storm slaps coastal South with most snow in nearly 3 decades

A brutal winter storm smacked the coastal Southeast with a rare blast of snow and ice Wednesday, hitting parts of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina with their heaviest snowfall in …


UPDATED: Mon., April 17, 2017

No charges against homeless mother of stillborn Portland baby

The Multnomah County District Attorney says no charges will be filed against a mentally ill homeless woman who gave birth to a stillborn baby during a snowstorm.


Baby born during rush-hour traffic in snowy Chicago

With a “good strong cry,” a baby girl made her way into the world on a snowy Lake Shore Drive during rush-hour traffic in Chicago on Tuesday morning, officials said.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 6, 2017

Two Amtrak trains stranded in Montana due to avalanche on Marias Pass

Two Amtrak passenger trains – one headed to Seattle, the other to Chicago – are stranded in Montana after an avalanche apparently wiped out or covered sections of railway on …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 6, 2017

Wet, heavy snow in Spokane sparks concern that weak roofs could collapse

Danielle Remington was in her kitchen Saturday night when she heard a loud noise coming from her condominium parking lot. “Honestly, it sounded like a freight train derailed,” said Remington, …


Early 2017 snowstorm pounds southern, central Oregon

An early 2017 storm dumped snow in southern and central Oregon, and more is expected.


Blizzard fourth worst among NE snowstorms

Last weekend’s blizzard was the fourth most powerful snowstorm to hit the Northeast in at least 66 years, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Thursday.


Winter storm warning issued ahead of heavy snow

The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued a winter storm warning for Eastern Washington and North Idaho ahead of a storm that is expected to dump several inches of …


Storm wreaks sports havoc as pros, colleges postpone games

BOSTON – The Tampa Bay Lightning were already in Boston when the blizzard shut down the roads, trains and airports. The Bruins and all of the game officials were standing …


City battles slush, standing water

The City of Spokane is battling the slush and standing water that has made for sloppy streets tonight and into tomorrow.


City declares snow emergency

City street officials declared a Stage 1 Snow Emergency this morning, a move that put more city crews on the street and creates parking restrictions.


Downed trees cut power as snow piles up

A major snowstorm that swept across the Inland Northwest on Wednesday triggered widespread accidents, closed major highways and knocked out power to thousands. At one point Wednesday night, Avista Utilities …


Schools add snow days next year

As the largest Spokane-area school districts wrap up the year, the summer ahead may seem short for some families. The school year was extended to make up for snow closures …