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UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 27, 2019

Crews respond to early outages in north Spokane, North Idaho as high winds increase

Spokane area and North Idaho utility crews were responding to dozens of small outages and a few larger ones early Wednesday morning after high winds hit the region.


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.


UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019

Storm brought 3,500 lightning strikes to Inland Northwest

The storm blew over trees and sparked numerous fires, most of which were quickly doused by firefighters or heavy rain.


Millions of gallons of untreated runoff entered the Spokane River after major May rainstorm, report says

Twenty minutes of intense rain inundated the city’s subterranean stormwater retention system, sending millions of gallons of untreated stormwater runoff and sewage to flow directly into the Spokane River.


Greece: Emergency declared after deadly storm hits resorts

A state of emergency has been declared in an area of northern Greece after a violent storm tore through seaside resorts, killing six tourists. A fisherman, who had been missing, …


Storm-detection radar shutting down for upgrade

Spokane’s National Weather Service office will rely on satellite and lightning detection to forecast rain and thunderstorms while its radar is out of service from June 24 to July 5.


UPDATED: Thu., May 30, 2019

Lightning strikes two homes near Post Falls during heavy storm Thursday; area near Colville sees power outage from wind

Lightning struck two houses near Post Falls during a brief but heavy thunderstorm Thursday evening. The houses saw light damage and no one was hurt.


Norway opens probe into why cruise ship ventured into storm

Norwegian officials have opened an investigation into why a cruise ship carrying more than 1,370 people set sail along the country’s often wild western coast despite storm warnings, forcing a …


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: 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 …


Dairy farms take $4M hit from cows lost in blizzard

Officials say the more than 1,800 dairy cows that died in a blizzard in southern Washington state earlier this month were a nearly $4 million loss, not including the lost …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019

Winter storm pounds Seattle

A winter storm pounded Washington state Friday, forcing the cancellation of 200 flights in Seattle as officials worked to get people off the streets and into shelters.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019

Powerful storm batters California, prompting evacuations

The second in a string of powerful storms battered California on Saturday, bringing down trees, flooding roadways and prompting evacuations in wildfire burn areas where intense downpours could loosen bare …


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: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019

National Weather Service adjusts snow forecast heading into Tuesday snow storm

The National Weather Service is predicting more snow to fall in northern Spokane County and north Idaho as the region’s first notable storm of the new year settles into the …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019

California storm moving out after battering state for 3 days

The storm that pummeled much of California for three days began moving east Thursday after causing at least six deaths, forcing wildfire victims threatened by floods to flee their homes …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019

Storm kills Syrian girl in Lebanon, causes widespread damage

A storm packing snow and rain that has battered Lebanon for five days left an 8-year-old Syrian girl dead, flooded neighborhoods and paralyzed major mountain roads.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019

Storm forces some school closures in Stevens County

A snowstorm that pummeled much of northern Spokane County forced several school closures Monday morning.


Thailand braces for powerful storm at southern beach towns

Thai authorities suspended ferry services and began evacuations Thursday ahead of a powerful tropical storm that is expected to pound the Southeast Asian nation’s famed southern beach resorts during a …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018

Damaging winds topple trees, 300,000 lose power in Northwest

More than 300,000 households and businesses lost power Thursday as strong winds took down trees and power lines, blew over shipping containers and tore off part of a clock tower’s …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018

Venice floodwaters ease; Italian storms kill 2 more people

Wearing colorful disposable boots, tourists enjoyed outdoor cafes Thursday in St. Mark’s Square in Venice as waters receded from an exceptional high tide.


Three people missing after storm pounds Greece with heavy rain

Greek authorities are looking for three missing people on a Greek island after a rare and powerful Mediterranean storm dumped heavy rain on the region.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 12, 2018

Storm’s uncertain track sows fear; 10 million in crosshairs

Hurricane Florence put a corridor of more than 10 million people in the crosshairs Wednesday as the monster storm closed in on the Carolinas, uncertainty over its projected path spreading …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018

‘Big and vicious’: Hurricane Florence closes in on Carolinas

Motorists streamed inland on highways converted to one-way routes Tuesday as more than 1 million people in three states were ordered to get out of the way of Hurricane Florence, …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018

Stranded people leave flooded airport after typhoon in Japan

People stranded at a flooded offshore airport overnight returned by boat and bus to the Japanese mainland Wednesday after a typhoon swept across part of Japan’s main island.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018

Gordon makes landfall near Alabama-Mississippi border

Thousands of people were without power as Tropical Storm Gordon made landfall late Tuesday just west of the Alabama-Mississippi border.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018

Possible overnight dry lightning causes red flag warning in Spokane; smoke may lessen from nighttime winds

The possibility of lightning prompted a red flag warning Thursday and into Friday morning for Spokane and the Palouse region.


Strong Pennsylvania storm damages businesses, overturns cars

A strong storm pounded parts of Pennsylvania, damaging numerous businesses in a shopping plaza, overturning cars and downing trees and power lines.


New Storm coach Dan Hughes escapes the pressure by losing himself in music

Whenever the pressure to lead the Storm to its first winning season since 2011 becomes too much, first-year coach Dan Hughes will slip on his Bose earpiece and listen to …


UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018

Northeast gets clobbered with fourth snowstorm in 3 weeks

Spring kicked off with a wallop of wintry weather along the East Coast as the fourth nor’easter in three weeks dumped more than a foot of snow in some places …