Stories tagged: weather
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019, 7:12 p.m.
A record-breaking autumn storm plunged hundreds of thousands of people into the dark, toppled trees, canceled schools and delayed trains in the Northeast, while persistent winds Thursday hampered efforts to …
Thu., Oct. 10, 2019, 5 a.m.
The surprise snowstorm that hit the region Wednesday may be just the beginning of a worrisome stretch for what was shaping up to be the second-largest apple harvest in Washington …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019, 2:54 p.m.
A record snowstorm early Wednesday snapped trees across Spokane, blocking streets and cutting power to thousands of homes.
Wed., Oct. 2, 2019, 10:12 p.m.
The images will be stunningly beautiful yet also hint of dire future consequences. Filmed with a camera mounted between his majestic wings, they’ll show how a white-tailed eagle named Victor …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 30, 2019, 5:58 p.m.
Some schools in Montana took their earliest snow day in memory Monday after a blizzard dumped several feet of snow, while plunging temperatures threatened crops across other parts of the …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 30, 2019, 11:24 a.m.
The National Weather Service recorded 1.9 inches of snow at the Spokane International Airport on Saturday, setting new daily and monthly records. It was the first measurable September snowfall in …
Fri., Sept. 27, 2019, 9:52 p.m.
Meteorologists say a storm forecast to last three days across the northern Rocky Mountains may dump a record amount of snow in some areas
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019, 10:38 p.m.
As Spokane prepares for what forecaster predict will be an unusually cold and snowy weekend, the Union Gospel Mission homeless shelter has suspended its drug and alcohol policies to allow …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 10, 2019, 5:44 p.m.
The head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration both defended the administration on Tuesday and thanked a local weather office that contradicted President Donald Trump’s claims about Hurricane Dorian …
Mon., Sept. 9, 2019, 3:16 p.m.
While Dorian was pulling away from the United States Saturday night, parts of the Canadian Maratimes were getting battered with 100 mph wind gusts. But Dorian’s most terrifying feat in …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 4, 2019, 10:08 a.m.
Fewer smoke-filled days this summer showed that 2017 and 2018 may not be the new weather norm for the Inland Northwest.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 2, 2019, 8:45 p.m.
Hurricane Dorian unleashed massive flooding across the Bahamas on Monday, pummeling the islands with so much wind and water that authorities urged people to find floatation devices and grab hammers …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 4:50 p.m.
Thousands of birds were killed on Aug. 11 when a destructive hailstorm lashed regions northwest of Billings. According to Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, the supercell thunderstorm “killed and maimed …
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 11, 2019, 10:31 p.m.
Thunderstorms dropped heavy rain on two wildfires in Colville on Saturday afternoon through Sunday morning, slowing the blazes, along with fire personnel, in their tracks.
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 10, 2019, 4:45 p.m.
Heavy rain is coming to Spokane and the Inland Northwest Saturday and Sunday, bringing the chance of flash floods and lightning that could start wildfires despite the rain. Slow moving …
Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 2:13 p.m.
With more extreme weather, stable food production will increasingly be imperiled, threatening the poorest populations first, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said in a report Thursday. In addition, the …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 10:01 p.m.
Hurricane season may produce more dangerous storms this year than originally predicted, federal forecasters said Thursday, as conditions become more favorable going into the peak of the season.
Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 10:19 p.m.
Yellowstone National Park officials have confirmed that a lightning strike sparked a fire that destroyed a historic lookout tower during a severe thunderstorm.
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 4, 2019, 9:29 p.m.
Spokane got its first whiff of the 2019 wildfire season Saturday night, and wind could continue to bring widespread haze south from a wildfire on the Colville Indian Reservation in …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 2, 2019, 11:03 a.m.
A Red Flag Warning will be in affect until about 8 p.m. Friday evening, the NWS tweeted. Strong winds are expected throughout the afternoon, with gusts up to 30 mph.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019, 8:54 p.m.
“In the past, when we have had similar slow starts to the season, we have seen the fire season extend further into September,” Spokane Fire Department Chief Brian Schaeffer said.
Wed., July 31, 2019, 6:32 p.m.
Fire Weather Watch issued for Spokane County due to possible lightning overnight Thursday, winds Friday afternoon
The National Weather Service issued a Fire Weather Watch notice in Spokane County for Thursday evening through Friday morning due to possible abundant lightning, high winds and dry fuels.
Mon., July 29, 2019, 3:20 p.m.
Grasshoppers are storming Las Vegas – and showing up like a rainstorm on weather radar.
UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 8:12 p.m.
The National Weather Service has issued a fire weather watch for Saturday afternoon and evening, with low humidity and winds gusting to 35 mph in the forecast. Winds are expected …
UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 9:17 a.m.
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 …
Wed., July 24, 2019, 12:06 p.m.
Europeans cooled off in public fountains Wednesday as a new heat wave spread across parts of the continent and is already breaking records.
UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 8:52 p.m.
The bustling boat traffic on Europe’s Rhine river ground to a halt for the first time in living memory last year, as shrinking alpine glaciers and severe drought made the …
Tue., July 23, 2019, 9:40 a.m.
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.
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 …
Thu., July 18, 2019, 9:17 p.m.
Public housing officials in Chicago are planning wellbeing checks on residents as the heat and humidity are expected to mount to dangerous levels