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  • Fires, drought, and heat cost the Northwest billions in 2021 January 13, 2022
    SPOKANE, Wash.– A report from the Department of Commerce estimates that Washington and Idaho lost between $1.35 and $2.6 billion in 2021 because of weather disasters. In the Pacific Northwest as a whole (including Oregon) that number reaches at least $3 billion. Of the four costliest weather disasters in 2021, the Northwest was impacted by […]
  • Arctic warming could affect the Northwest in unexpected ways December 17, 2021
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Arctic Report Card for 2021 shows the continuing changes caused by extremely warm weather at the top of the world.
  • Climate change puts stress on Northwest forests in fire season November 19, 2021
    SPOKANE, Wash.– Wildfire season has come to be a defining experience of living in the Western United States during the 21st century. Like hurricanes in the East, the rhythm of summertime life is increasingly intertwined with tracking the movements of smoke and flame. Fire seasons are undoubtedly becoming worse and more impactful. In 1983, a […]
  • There are currently no active large wildfires in Washington, Oregon October 23, 2021
    There haven't been any large fires reported in the Evergreen State since Oct. 14.
  • Firefighters responding to wildfire in Grant County October 10, 2021
    GRANT CO., Wash. — Grant County firefighters are responding to a wildfire northeast of Mattawa. Grant County Fire District 13 said the fire is in the Saddle Mountains area Sunday afternoon. They will be assisting Grant County Fire District 8. Air resources have been requested. This is a developing story COPYRIGHT 2022 BY KXLY. ALL […]

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