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April 1, 2012 at 9:22 AM

Morning Memo/Sunday: Windy … April Fools’ Day … Taste Washington

Weather: Partly sunny out there right now but boy is it breezy! Wind is blowing from the southwest around 20 mph, enough to create whitecaps on Elliott Bay. March came in like a lion, but it seemed to go out like one as well. We did catch a bit of a break in the rain last night and through the morning, but don’t expect that to hold today. Today, there’s an 80 percent chance of precipitation, with highs in the low 50s. The National Weather Service forecast.

Traffic: Fairview Avenue North is closed until 5 a.m. Monday for road construction. Also, one lane of both the northbound and southbound Mercer Street I-5 off-ramps are closed for road work. Might cause some backup. Other than that it’s clear out there. The map and cams.

April Fools’ Day: Keep a vigilant eye out for pranksters today. Seattle Times funnyman Ron Judd has an interesting take on what makes Seattle humor — or lack thereof — unique.

Day 1 of Amazon series: In a four-part series beginning today, The Seattle Times gives readers a glimpse inside local business Amazon.com. In today’s installment, we found that the company is a virtual no-show in the civic life of Seattle, contributing to nonprofits and charities a tiny fraction of what other big corporations give.

Taste Washington: The 15th annual Taste Washington is expected to draw 3,500 people, who will sample food from 52 restaurants and more than 800 wines this weekend at the CenturyLink Field Event Center. The event continues today from 2 to 5 p.m.

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