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UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 9:17 a.m.

Lightning in the lens: tips and tricks for photographing thunderbolts

The summer storm that struck the Spokane area Tuesday evening did more than just start fires and spark power outages. It also provided area photographers with a brilliant, powerful and …


UPDATED: Thu., June 27, 2019, 8:10 p.m.

Warm weather, clear skies forecast for Hoopfest weekend, National Weather Service says

There’s a slim chance of storms Friday for travelers heading into Spokane via I-90, but the National Weather Service predicts clear skies by game time for Hoopest on Saturday.


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 8:46 p.m.

Weather service asks spotters to be alert as storms move through Spokane region while radar is down

The brunt of a large thunderstorm passed south of Spokane on Wednesday, but the city caught some rain showers and winds.


Storms sweep across the South, killing 6 and injuring dozens

Powerful storms swept across the South on Sunday after unleashing suspected tornadoes and flooding that killed at least six people, injured dozens and flattened much of a Texas town. Three …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 6:42 p.m.

Floods, mudslides as storm wallops Southern California

The second storm in a week brought record-breaking rainfall to parched Los Angeles on Thursday, jamming traffic on Southern California highways and prompting evacuations in wildfire-scarred areas.


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018, 11:59 a.m.

Researchers use leaf blower to see how lizards endure storms

Tropical lizards have a stick-to-itiveness in high wind that puts TV weather reporters to shame. Now we know why, thanks in part to a high-powered leaf blower.


UPDATED: Sun., April 15, 2018, 9:15 p.m.

Spring storm moves east after blanketing central U.S. in snow

A deadly storm system churning through the central U.S. has blanketed parts of the Upper Midwest in heavy snow and ice and battered areas farther south with powerful winds and …


UPDATED: Fri., April 6, 2018, 11:17 p.m.

California storm shuts Yosemite, slides risk in fire areas

A fierce Northern California storm is shutting down Yosemite National Park, threatening mudslides in wildfire-ravaged wine country and possibly presenting the first test of a partially repaired offshoot of the …


UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018, 3:59 p.m.

Storms strike college, leave trail of damage across South

Daybreak Tuesday revealed widespread damage after a night of violent weather in the Deep South, with a college campus shattered by an apparent tornado and thousands of buildings and vehicles …


UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018, 3:32 p.m.

Storm hits California, evacuations ordered in mudslide area

A major winter storm swept south through California on Thursday, bringing heavy snow and strong winds to mountains and steady rain elsewhere, while prompting mandatory evacuations for coastal areas to …


Major winter storm could threaten burn areas of California

A powerful winter storm was bearing down Wednesday on California and forecasters warned of heavy snowfall in the northern mountains while predictions of widespread rainfall elsewhere raised concern about flash …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 25, 2018, 7:37 p.m.

Five dead after tornado, flooding from central U.S. storms

Severe thunderstorms spawned a tornado that flattened homes in Tennessee and triggered widespread flooding, leaving at least three people dead in Kentucky and Arkansas.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018, 9:18 p.m.

Rescuers ‘searching for a miracle’ in California mudslides

More than two full days after mudslides ravaged the coastal town of Montecito, the search for the missing became an increasingly desperate exercise Thursday, with growing doubts about whether anyone …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 9:17 p.m.

13 dead in Southern California as rain triggers mudslides

At least 13 people were killed and dozens of homes were swept away or heavily damaged Tuesday as downpours sent mud and boulders roaring down hills stripped of vegetation by …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 11:15 a.m.

U.N. chief: Scientists say extreme storms will be ‘new normal’

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is heading to the hurricane-battered Caribbean, where he says scientists predict the extreme storms of this year’s hurricane season “will be the new normal of a …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 5:40 p.m.

Scientists say Harvey may be the soggy sign of future storms

By the time the rain stops, Harvey will have dumped about 1 million gallons of water for every man, woman and child in southeastern Texas – a soggy, record-breaking glimpse …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 1:11 p.m.

Trump signs disaster declaration for Oregon winter storms

President Donald Trump signed a disaster declaration for damage done by January storms, making federal assistance available in four Oregon counties.


Powerful storms cause damage, flooding in Midwest

Several hundred people evacuated their homes early Thursday in the small western Wisconsin community of Arcadia as heavy rain sent a creek over its banks.


UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017, 3:02 p.m.

Tornadoes touch down in Oklahoma, Texas no injuries reported

Officials say a tornado has touched down in a rural area of southwestern Oklahoma with no injuries or damage reported.


UPDATED: Sat., April 22, 2017, 7:45 p.m.

President approves Washington storms disaster declaration

President Donald Trump has approved a disaster declaration for Washington state to address damage from late January and February storms that brought flooding, landslides and mudslides. Spokane County was one …


UPDATED: Fri., April 7, 2017, 3:18 p.m.

Inslee seeks FEMA aid for storm damage

Gov. Jay Inslee asks for federal aid to help cover costs of winter storms.


UPDATED: Sun., April 2, 2017, 9:36 p.m.

Tornado kills 2 in Louisiana; state put on ‘high alert’

A tornado flipped a mobile home Sunday in Louisiana, killing a mother and her 3-year-old daughter as a storm system with hurricane-force winds crawled across the Deep South, damaging homes …


Severe storms in forecast for U.S. much of this week

The springtime severe weather season is ramping up with damaging winds, large hail and tornadoes in the forecast nearly every day this week, including in parts of Kentucky, Mississippi and …


Storms could spawn tornadoes across parts of Midwest, South

Forecasters are warning of severe storms as a powerful weather system moves across the central United States. The bullseye for some of the most fearsome weather – including possible tornadoes …


UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017, 9:58 p.m.

Hundreds of homes damaged in tornado-laden Midwest storm

The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, said dozens of tornadoes struck overnight in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Illinois. The National Weather Service was assessing the exact number and strength …


Thousands return home as flood waters recede in California

Thousands of people evacuated from a flood in San Jose, California, returned home Thursday amid warnings to be careful about hygiene and handling food that may have come into contact …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 20, 2017, 11:09 p.m.

Evacuations ordered amid heavy Northern California rain

Evacuations were ordered in Northern California on Monday and flash-flood warnings were issued elsewhere as downpours swelled creeks and rivers to potentially dangerous levels in the already soggy region.


California getting soaked with series of heavy storms

Winter’s run of snow and rain goes another round with the West as the first in a series of storms soaks much of California and icy conditions close schools in …


Hundreds of Nevada homes evacuated in floods along mountains

Hundreds of homes were evacuated in northern Nevada, and stranded motorists were pulled from cars stuck on flooded Northern California roads as thunderstorms arrived as part of a massive winter …


Storms kill 4, damage buildings across Southern states

A powerful storm system that moved across the South on Monday killed four people in Alabama and left a trail of damage over several states, officials said.