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Wildfire risk causes Red Flag Warning in Spokane; burn ban in effect today

The city of Spokane may experience lightning strikes and gusty winds from 6 p.m. Tuesday to 5 a.m. Wednesday, causing elevated wildfire conditions and a Red Flag warning, issued by …


UPDATED: Mon., July 22, 2019, 8:16 p.m.

Fire weather watch issued for Tuesday; Regional outdoor burning restrictions start Wednesday

Starting at 2 p.m. Tuesday, a fire weather watch is in effect until 5 a.m. Wednesday. Cities and unincorporated areas in Spokane County will have outdoor burning restrictions in place …


Heat wave forecast prompts Chicago public housing checks

Public housing officials in Chicago are planning wellbeing checks on residents as the heat and humidity are expected to mount to dangerous levels


UPDATED: Thu., July 18, 2019, 7:48 p.m.

Elevated wildfire conditions in Spokane County Thursday prompt Red Flag Warning

A dry and windy weather forecast for Thursday has led the National Weather Service to issue a Red Flag Warning for about 16 counties in Eastern Washington, including part of …


UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019, 9:46 p.m.

Wildfire danger in July down to normal levels

The threat of wildfire declined in July with cloudy, wet weather, but that could all change in August, Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz said Tuesday.


UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019, 8:56 p.m.

Brief showers on Tuesday will fade in afternoon

Showers swept through Spokane Tuesday, bringing a little more than 0.29 of an inch of rain at the Spokane International Airport. July is a dry month in Spokane and that …


Weakened Barry unleashes a final blast of torrential rains

Though Tropical Depression Barry failed to unleash catastrophic flooding in New Orleans, it still swamped parts of Louisiana with up to 17 inches of rain and transformed part of the …


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 4:02 p.m.

As Barry approaches, New Orleans residents debate evacuation

It is a question people in and around New Orleans ask themselves every time a threatening storm lurks in the Gulf: a major hurricane like Katrina, which devastated the area …


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 7:54 p.m.

’It’s powerful’: Tropical storm starts lashing Louisiana

People are stocking up on food and water, filling sandbags and preparing to hunker down as Tropical Storm Barry bears down on New Orleans and other parts of Louisiana and …


UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

Alaskans put away jackets, get out sunscreen amid heatwave

Alaska’s largest city and two other state locations reached record high temperatures on Independence Day


UPDATED: Thu., July 4, 2019, 8:18 p.m.

Hot weather in Greek capital shuts down Acropolis

Greece’s most famous archaeological site, the Acropolis in Athens, has shut down to visitors for four hours because of hot weather in the capital.


UPDATED: Thu., July 4, 2019, 3:35 p.m.

80-degree high and cloudy skies on Fourth of July

We’ll have an 80-degree high and a cloudy sky on the Fourth of July.


Heavy rainfall ends prolonged drought in Southern Plains

The heavy rains that caused severe flooding in the central U.S. this spring also had the positive effect of lifting the Southern Plains out of a prolonged drought.


UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019, 12:10 a.m.

Heat wave brings Germany new June high for 2nd time in days

Germany has registered a new temperature high for June, beating the previous record set just days ago.


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.


Heat wave puts Italy, France on highest ‘red’ weather alert

France’s national weather service issued its highest-level danger alert Thursday as it warned that parts of the country could expect temperatures to reach an “exceptional peak” Friday amid a record-setting …


Europe sets heat records as much of continent sizzles

Torrid weather gripped large parts of western and central Europe on Wednesday, setting new June temperature records in Germany and the Czech Republic and forcing drivers to slow down on …


Orangutans, polar bears make a splash as Europe swelters

Orangutans at a Vienna zoo got buckets of water, lemurs in Rome enjoyed fruit icicles and a polar bear took to a pool in Germany as much of Europe sweltered …


Flood damage at least $2 billion for Mississippi River towns

Repairs and cleanup following the prolonged flooding along the Mississippi River will cost more than $2 billion, an advocacy group for river communities said Tuesday.


UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 10:36 p.m.

Hot weather poised to break Thursday heat record

With temperatures in the 90s, Spokane could see record-breaking weather this week.


UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019, 6:29 p.m.

‘Something incredible happened last week’: Forecasters credited with saving lives in outbreak of 434 reported tornadoes

Imagine a massive tornado – an atmospheric buzz saw – tearing through your neighborhood with winds of 170 mph. Envision it leaving a path of destruction up to a mile …


Record flooding causes levee breach in western Arkansas

A levee breached Friday along the Arkansas River, prompting a flash flood warning and evacuation of a rural area in western Arkansas.


Tornadoes rake 2 Oklahoma cities, killing 2 and injuring 29

A tornado leveled a motel and tore through a mobile home park near Oklahoma City overnight, killing two people and injuring at least 29 others before a second twister raked …


UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019, 5 p.m.

Don’t schedule an outdoor wedding for Memorial Day weekend in Spokane

It’s not your imagination: The weather in Spokane for Memorial Day weekend usually isn’t very good.


UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019, 9:37 p.m.

Bodies in submerged Missouri vehicle bring storm toll to 9

The bodies of a man and a woman were discovered Friday in a submerged vehicle near the Mississippi River in Missouri, bringing the death toll to nine from storms that …


UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019, 6:17 p.m.

US forecasters: Expect near normal Atlantic hurricane season

The Atlantic hurricane season is off to yet another early start, but U.S. weather officials say it should be a near normal year.


UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019, 10:44 a.m.

Tornado hits Missouri capital as deadly storms sweep state

A tornado tore apart buildings in Missouri’s capital city as part of an outbreak of severe weather across the state overnight that left at least three people dead and dozens …


UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019, 3:06 p.m.

At least 3 dead in central US storms, with more rain to come

Waterlogged parts of the central U.S. were bracing Wednesday for more rain, following days of severe storms that have battered Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma and caused at least three …


Another round of severe weather forecast for Southern Plains

Officials closed schools, evacuated military aircraft and issued high-water warnings Monday with another round of severe weather potentially including tornadoes forecast for the Southern Plains.


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 5:44 p.m.

Storm soaks Spokane; more rainfall barreling in across West Plains

A fast-moving storm hit Spokane Thursday afternoon, bringing with it thunder, lightning and a heavy downpour and flooding across the city.