9 Oct 2019 – Surprise October snow storm cuts power to more than 36,000 and forces Spokane Public Schools to declare a snow day.
The National Weather Service reported that 3.3 inches of snow fell at the Spokane International Airport, breaking the daily snowfall record for Oct. 8. The previous record for the day was only a trace in 1981.
At the height of the storm, a steady crackle of snapping trees burdened with heavy snow echoed across neighborhoods, sometimes accompanied by a flash of light when a branch took out a power line.
At 2:45 a.m. Grand Boulevard appeared impassable with branches covering the street for many blocks.
Spokane police reported that numerous streets were blocked by branches and many traffic lights out.
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