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Above-normal temperatures this week in Washington

SEATTLE — Summer may be in its final weeks, but forecasters say it will make itself felt with above-normal temperatures this week in Washington.


Swimmers flock to city pools to celebrate closing week

The six-member Liljenquist clan arrived at Shadle Aquatic Center a half-hour before open swim began Monday afternoon, anticipating the crowds for a day of free swimming. As his older siblings …


Summer heat, few rainy days, may harken an unusual autumn

It’s been another hot week across the Inland Northwest with above-normal temperatures in the upper 80s and 90s at Spokane International Airport. Despite the warm week, the average temperature at …


Extreme heat, cold felt around world in July

July was the driest in history at the Spokane International Airport as only a trace amount of moisture was recorded. The normal precipitation for July is 0.64 inches. The average …


Heat not excessive by historical standards

July has certainly been very warm across the Inland Northwest. In addition to the heat, the Spokane International Airport has seen only traces of precipitation. However, just about 40 miles …


Warm, dry conditions continue

In early July, we received a good taste of summer as temperatures across much of the Inland Northwest approached the 100-degree mark. The hottest day was July 1 with a …


Summer in Northwest expected to be hotter, drier than normal

Although summer officially arrived late last Thursday, it felt more like spring. A strong storm system brought record rains to parts of the Inland Northwest on that date. However, weather …


Randy Mann: Here in Northwest, summer starts tonight

If you look at your calendar, you may have noticed that it says that Friday is the first day of summer. However, according to the U.S. Naval Observatory, summer officially …


Randy Mann: Pattern of sun, showers to follow warm start to May

The first 12 days of May were certainly one of the warmest and driest in recorded history across the Inland Northwest. Normal high temperatures at this time of year are …


Weather: El Niño shows signs of weakening

We haven’t received any measurable moisture at the Spokane International Airport since July 20, when .25 inches of rain fell. Temperatures have also climbed to above normal levels. For July …


All-purpose corn

Nothing screams summer quite like CORN! The pop of the sweet kernels seems like a fitting reward for putting up with searing hot days.


Still time to fully enjoy the summer

Summer of 2012 is vanishing faster than a diploma-mill graduate who wants to be Spokane police chief. I don’t want to depress anyone, but the TV weather dolts will soon …


Randy Mann: Unusual windstorm hits East with wallop

At the end of June, millions of people from Ohio eastward through the Mid-Atlantic states were without power for more than 10 days. A violent windstorm usually associated with a …


Snowmobile races earn bragging rights, raise funds

There doesn’t have to be snow on the ground for snowmobile enthusiasts in Idaho to log some hours on a sled. Even in 90-degree heat, dozens of riders from all …


Extreme weather to begin summer

Severe drought continues to spread across much of the U.S. this summer. The latest figure from the National Climatic Data Center has 55 percent of the country in moderate to …


Several drown during heat spell

A 21-year-old man is presumed drowned after he went missing while swimming with friends in the Little Spokane River on Friday evening, Stevens County officials said Saturday, capping a deadly …


Expect hotter, drier weather this summer

The first six months of 2012 have been the hottest on record across the contiguous United States. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, more than 40,000 daily heat …


Low- and no-cost activities available for young people, parents

There’s a little more than seven sun-soaked weeks left in the summer for most Inland Northwest children. That’s roughly 50 days or 800 hours of idle time, based on 16 …


Summer starting with Fourth of July in Washington

SEATTLE — They joke that summer starts after the Fourth of July in Seattle and this year that looks to be true.


After extremely soggy June, drier days expected across region

As of early Tuesday, more rain was falling across the Inland Northwest. This month will be one of the wettest in recorded history for many areas across the region. The …


Summer lunch added for kids in Fairfield

Summer in Fairfield will be a mix of old and new as the town continues one summer program for children and adds two more. For the first time Fairfield is …


Summer’s officially here; it may finally warm up

Today is the first full day of summer across the Inland Northwest. Summer officially began Wednesday at 4:09 p.m. The summer solstice is when the sun’s rays are directly overhead …


Do Your Part: Be a green beach bum this summer

Are you one of millions who will enjoy some of the summer sun at the beach? Did you know that some of the choices we make at home and while …


Mann: Expect average flooding, warm and dry summer

At this time of year, the Inland Northwest usually sees its greatest risk of high waters. Melting snowpacks and occasional torrential rainfall increase the threat of flooding, often in the …


Warm autumn gives gardeners and growers a reason to smile

Late summer heat and lingering mild weather in October have helped make up for a slow start to the Inland Northwest’s growing season. The current spell of warm days and …


Shawn Vestal: Pools are closing; have we gone off the deep end?

Summer has finally arrived in Spokane, just in time for the city to close the pools. Well – close the pools to people, that is.


Doug Clark: Hot times or bummer summer?

Is your summer as juicy and succulent as a plump hot dog off the grill? Or is your summer more of a sad, deflated Anthony Weiner?


Holiday comes on opening of fire season

SEATTLE – The National Weather Service says Washington residents will soon forget the cool, wet spring they’ve been complaining about, because they are forecasting a warm, dry summer for the …


Clark: Barely legal LaBoata helps ring in LaSeason

It’s the first day of summer. Our recluse of a sun has finally deigned to grace us with His Presence.


Region catching up with dog days of fall

I think Mother Nature got her seasons mixed up. While fall officially started last week, the past week’s weather pattern would indicate otherwise. A large upper-level ridge of high pressure …