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Record-breaking 4 inches of snow fell in the Spokane area this week


— Spokane, WA

It has been almost 40 years since snow has fallen in the Spokane area on this date.


A record-breaking amount of snow blanketed the Spokane area on Tuesday night into Wednesday.

The National Weather Service said four inches of snow fell at the Spokane International Airport by Wednesday morning.



The previous daily maximum snowfall record was a trace on Oct. 8, 1981. 

Snow began falling in the region at about 10 p.m. on Tuesday. As temperatures dropped, a batch of precipitation turned into snow between Spokane, Deer Park, Coeur d'Alene, Athol, and Sandpoint.

Much of the snow tapered off early Wednesday morning but some areas of North Idaho, including Coeur d'Alene, still saw snow through late morning. 

Author: Megan Carroll

Photo: Kris Crocker (Spokane)