Highlights from Tuesday's thunderstorms




Posted on August 12, 2014 at 5:51 PM

Updated Friday, Aug 15 at 10:54 AM

SPOKANE, Wash.—A stormy Tuesday brought strong wins to the Inland Northwest.

A line of thunderstorms began developing over northeast Oregon at about 2 p.m. Tuesday and spread north across the Inland Northwest during the next several hours.  Showers fell over the Carlton Complex burn scars, creating flooding concerns for parts of central Washington.

TRAFFIC: Zero visibility along Interstate 90 near Ritzville

TRACK: Power outages listed on the KREM 2 News app

PHOTOS: Storm drums up rare Haboob in Ritzville

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A RED FLAG WARNING remains in effect for parts of the INW through Thursday.

A FLASH FLOOD WARNING is in effect for southeast Chelan County and north-central Washington through late Wednesday morning. 

Here are highlights of Tuesday's storm according to KREM 2's Briana Bermensolo:

  • The Northwest Weather Service confirmed that a rare Haboob formed over the Ritzville area. Weather Service employees clocked the winds in Ritzville at 60 miles-per-hour during the storm.
  • Four cities reached wind gusts of 60 mph. Those included Moscow, ID, Harrington, WA, Lincoln, WA, and Ritzville, WA.
  • Compared to the storm that hit the region earlier in August, this one created far fewer power outages.  At the height of Tuesday's storm about 10,000 utilities customers reported outages, whearas nearly 50,000 were without power on August 2nd. Overall, there was more blowing dust throughout the region on Tuesday.