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UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 5:21 p.m.

Jim Meehan: New greens help Twin Lakes bounce back quickly from tough winter

My complicated relationship with that aspect of the game rarely takes a round off, but I had no complaints when my 25-foot downhiller rolled true before stopping inches from the …


UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019, 8:58 p.m.

Midwest flooding forces evacuations, closing of road, river

Rain and snowmelt from a massive late-winter storm has pushed streams and rivers out of their banks, pooled in rural fields and on some city streets from Nebraska to Wisconsin, …


Dairy farms take $4M hit from cows lost in blizzard

Officials say the more than 1,800 dairy cows that died in a blizzard in southern Washington state earlier this month were a nearly $4 million loss, not including the lost …


Snow in San Francisco? Mild cities don’t escape winter storm

San Francisco, Las Vegas and other cities are getting dusted with unusual snow as winter weather sweeps through the American West. Places like Montana where the cold is more common …


Getting the good kind of chills on a winter visit deep in Alaska

It’s not only the dogs that are hardy. So, too, are the people in Alaska’s interior who endure long, dark and shockingly cold winters. In January 1934, the air temperature …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 29, 2019, 6:39 p.m.

Midwest cities scramble to keep homeless from dangerous cold

Winter’s sharpest bite in years moved past painful into life-threatening territory Tuesday, prompting officials throughout the Midwest to take extraordinary measures to protect the homeless and other vulnerable people from …


Plane skids from runway at Chicago airport amid snowy and icy weather

People throughout parts of the Midwest woke Saturday to a heavy and steady snowfall that forced the cancellation of hundreds of airline flights and made driving dangerous.


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 …


Heavy snow in Germany, Austria causes chaos for travelers

Heavy snow caused travel chaos in parts of Germany and Austria as authorities closed roads and train routes because of avalanche danger and airports reported weather-related cancellations Saturday.


Interstate 90 east closed near Snoqualmie Pass due to spinouts

Authorities have closed Interstate 90 near Snoqualmie Pass because of vehicles spinouts in snowy conditions.


Stranded camel entertains motorists along snowy roadway

The surprisingly powerful winter storm that swept across Pennsylvania brought some surprising sights with it, including a camel stranded along a snowy roadway.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 9:02 p.m.

Snowstorm slows evening commute in New York City

The first snowstorm of the season to hit the New York City area brought several inches of snow, slowing Thursday’s evening commute to a crawl, after contributing to at least …


Relentless winter conditions pose risks for Montana cattle

Ranchers in parts of Montana hit by a relentless winter are struggling to keep to their cattle alive as snow is hindering access to feed.


Relentless winter brings state of emergency to Montana reservations

Montana’s governor declared a state of emergency Tuesday on three Indian reservations due to extreme cold, heavy snow and blizzard conditions this winter.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 12, 2018, 1:47 p.m.

Latest Midwest snow wave delays flights, makes driving tough

A winter storm that moved across the Upper Midwest over the weekend ended Sunday after delivering a ninth consecutive day of snowfall in Chicago, and snow and freezing rain in …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 11:40 a.m.

Another round of winter weather moves into the South

A wintry blast coated parts of Kentucky and Tennessee with sleet and ice on Friday, forcing schools to close as the region braced for a second punch with snow. Deeper …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 7, 2018, 12:37 p.m.

East coast temperature begins inching up after deep freeze, storm

The bitter cold that followed a massive East Coast snowstorm should begin to lessen as temperatures inch up and climb past freezing next week, weather forecasters said.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 7:25 p.m.

Blizzard rolls up the East Coast, with cold blast to follow

A massive winter storm roared into the East Coast on Thursday, threatening to dump as much as 18 inches of snow from the Carolinas to Maine and unleashing hurricane-force winds …


Weather brings rock slides in Whitman County

The rain that saturated the region this past weekend also caused numerous rock slides and widespread road damage throughout Whitman County.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 17, 2017, 8:27 p.m.

Respite on the way – temporarily – as temperatures rise, roads clear

This weekend’s flurry of snowstorms contributed to several hundred crashes and even more headaches as Inland Northwest residents navigated the often treacherous roads. Luckily for them, respite is on the …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 16, 2017, 10:24 p.m.

Friday’s snowfall breaks daily record at airport; streets remain icy as full-city plow continues

Friday’s wintery weather broke the daily record for daily maximum snowfall, according to National Weather Service of Spokane.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 9, 2017, 3:42 p.m.

Snow slows or shuts down much of normally sunny Deep South

An unusually heavy December snowfall across much of the Deep South tapered off Saturday, icy road conditions were still a threat and thousands remained without electricity throughout the region.


Front Porch: Snowpocalypse perfect weather for soup, stew

The one good thing about Snowmageddon is that it’s perfect soup and stew weather.


Trailblazers, Zags games canceled due to severe weather conditions

Snow and sleet made for treacherous roads in Oregon on Saturday, with the state police warning that they couldn’t keep up with all the crashes.


Snow blankets parts of New York; US feels chill

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A ferocious storm dumped massive piles of snow on parts of upstate New York, trapping residents in their homes and stranding motorists on roadways, as temperatures in …


More bodies spotted on Nepal trekking trail

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A rescue helicopter spotted nine more bodies Saturday on a trekking trail in northern Nepal, bringing the death toll to 38 from this week’s series of …


North Cascades Highway closed for winter

TWISP, Wash. — The North Cascades Highway has closed for the winter.


National Weather Service issues winter storm warning; predicts heavy snowfall in mountains

Travelers be warned: The National Weather Service predicts a strong storm system will bring heavy mountain snow to Eastern Washington and the Idaho Panhandle early this week, along with frigid …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2013, 2:25 p.m.

The big dig-out: New England, NY slammed with snow

New Englanders began the back-breaking job of digging out from as much as 3 feet of wet, heavy snow today and emergency crews used snowmobiles to reach shivering motorists stranded …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2013, 5:55 a.m.

Behemoth storm drops 2 feet of snow on Northeast

BOSTON (AP) — A behemoth storm packing hurricane-force wind gusts and blizzard conditions swept through the Northeast on Saturday, dumping more than 2 feet of snow on New England and …