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December 31, 2011 at 10:06 AM

Morning Memo/Saturday: New Year's Eve celebrations …boats afire … high tides

Weather:  The last day of 2011 will be at least partly sunny. Unfortunately, the forecast for New Year’s Day calls for at least a 40 percent chance of rain and more of the same through the week. The details.

Traffic: The map and the camsBe careful on those roads after midnight.

New Year’s Eve: Speaking of after midnight, there are plenty of New Year’s Eve parties and concerts going on. Everything from jazz celebrations to electro-pop. Read more about it.

A fire in an Edmonds marina destroyed two 50-foot boats overnight. No one was onboard when the fire occurred. “Two boats moored next to each other were engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived and flames were shooting 50-feet in the air,” according to Leslie Hynes, public information officer for Snohomish County Fire District 1, which provides fire and emergency medical services in Edmonds.  One couple on another boat — a man and a woman — were trapped though because the boats on fire cut off their access to shore. “They were stuck at the far end of the dock in the smoke until they were rescued by the fire department boat,” Hynes said in a news release.

King Tides — higher than usual winter tides — are coming to Washington’s coasts and residents can help document the expected extra-high water levels. More details are in the story by Lynda V. Mapes.

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