By Bob Valen 

What's your winter favorite - ice or snow?

Weather Watcher

 


Each of us can recall severe storms we’ve lived through. Major thunderstorms with crashing lightning and heavy rain and hail. Wind events, not unlike some we’ve had right here in the Coulee — those walls of dust moving through, blowing over trees, damaging roofs. There’s the major league storms — tornadoes and hurricanes, and the results they bring. I recall witnessing at least three storms that came close to stopping most all human activity. Ice storms can slow or stop us in our tracks very effectively.

Some 22 years ago on Nov. 19, 1996, Spokane was brought to a near standstill...



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