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Wednesday, December 11, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883


Stories tagged: wind

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 28, 2019

After wind scare, balloons fly in Macy’s Thanksgiving parade

The beloved balloons flew, but lower than usual, in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade after an anxious weather watch.

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.

President’s windmill hatred is a worry for booming industry

Land-based turbines are rising by the thousands across America, from the remote Texas plains to farm towns of Iowa. And the U.S. wind boom now is expanding offshore, with big …

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019

Northeast’s highest mountain records wind gust of 171 mph

Meteorologists say a wind gust atop the Northeast’s highest mountain hit 171 mph, setting a record for the month on a peak known for its extreme weather.

Winter storm blasts Europe; 13 dead amid heavy snow, gusts

Deadly winter weather blasted Europe for yet another day Tuesday, trapping hundreds of people in Alpine regions, whipping up high winds that caused flight cancellations and increasing the risks of …

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., Sept. 13, 2018

‘Threat becomes a reality’: Florence begins days of rain, wind

Hurricane Florence’s leading edge battered the Carolina coast Thursday, bending trees and shooting frothy sea water over streets on the Outer Banks, as the hulking storm closed in with 105 …

UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018

Death toll in Missouri duck boat accident rises to 17

Divers found four more bodies Friday in a Missouri lake where a duck boat packed with tourists capsized and sank in high winds, bringing the death toll to 17 in …

UPDATED: Sun., July 1, 2018

Evacuations ordered as winds fuel Northern California fires

Evacuations were ordered as dry, hot winds fueled a wildfire burning out of control Sunday in rural Northern California, sending a stream of smoke some 75 miles south into the …

High winds delay opening of Coachella festival camping

Gusty winds swept the mountains and deserts of Southern California on Thursday, forcing managers of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival to close campgrounds where thousands of fans were …

UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018

Winds ease but deadly wildfires endure in Southwest U.S.

Frazzled residents in a part of rural northwestern Oklahoma paralyzed by days of wind-whipped wildfires expressed fear a blaze could overrun their home Wednesday, as firefighters battling the deadly fires …

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 …

UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018

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 …

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018

Strong winds topple towering ponderosa pine across 17th Avenue

A massive pine tree fell Monday night, blocking traffic on 17th Avenue near Regal Street on Spokane’s South Hill.

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017

California fire crews, homeowners brace for return of winds

After a welcome lull in powerful winds that drove Southern California’s massive wildfire, crews and homeowners were bracing Wednesday for the return of potentially dangerous gusts that could revive the …

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017

Firefighters wary despite gains against California fire

Southern California firefighters contained part of the fifth-largest fire in the state’s history but warned coastal communities Wednesday that they’re still at risk if unpredictable winds whip up again and …

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017

High winds, possible landslides threaten Western Washington

Western Washington is on the watch for high winds and potential landslides.

Falling trees kill 1, injure several during Washington storm

Strong winds in western Washington felled trees, causing several injuries and killing a woman in her car with her 2-year-old child, authorities said Monday.

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 30, 2017

Utilities warn that power could be out for days in Northeast

A severe storm packing hurricane-force wind gusts and soaking rain swept through the Northeast early Monday, knocking out power for nearly 1.5 million homes and businesses and forcing hundreds of …

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017

Warm, sunny weather to close out October in the Inland Northwest

With afternoon temperatures in the 60s and overnight lows above the freezing mark, forecasters are predicting a mild, calm end to October.

Rain and wind move into Washington state this week

The National Weather Service says the winds and rain moving into Washington state will be stronger and heavier than expected.

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 16, 2017

Strong winds to arrive Tuesday afternoon

Winds gusting to 50 mph are forecast to sweep into Spokane on Tuesday afternoon.

Hurricane Irma is sucking the water away from shorelines

Hurricane Irma is so strong and its pressure is so low, it’s sucking water from its surroundings into the core of the storm.

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017

Smoke break is coming. Could haze still mar the eclipse?

Shifting winds should blow smoke out of Washington by this weekend.

Chris Bryant: Trump can’t stop climate progress

A majority of Exxon Mobil Corp shareholders (including several large asset managers) voted on Wednesday to force it to disclose how climate change would affect its business.

UPDATED: Fri., April 7, 2017

High winds buffet Pacific Northwest, throwing thousands into the dark

Gusting winds buffeting the Pacific Northwest have led to one death in Oregon and downed trees and power lines from the Oregon Coast to Moscow, Idaho Friday afternoon.

Strong winds knock out power across western Oregon

Strong winds knocked out power to more than 100,000 homes and businesses in western Oregon.

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 …

Storm brings record rainfall, gusts up to 199 mph and flooding to Northern California

Northern California was battered by another atmospheric river that produced record rainfall and wind gusts that reached 199 mph. The dramatic gusts were recorded high in the Sierra Nevada, where …

Semitruck blows over, crushes unoccupied patrol car on Wyoming highway

Dramatic video of a tractor-trailer toppling onto a Wyoming Highway Patrol car shows just how windy it can get on the high plains.