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June 28, 2012 at 6:37 AM

Morning Memo/Thursday: Rain coming … Super Guppy watch … Rainier recovery

Weather: It’s clear now, but the Weather Service says to expect rain by 11 a.m. Nice sunrise this morning, though, and by some accounts we could reach 71 degrees. (Ignore the chart to the right.) Rain likely tomorrow and Saturday, and expect rain or showers on Sunday. Oh, great. Preliminary numbers show that June has been colder that normal so far, by a couple of degrees. As if we didn’t know. (Contrast that with the rest of the country, where more than 1,200 heat records have fallen in the past week!) The National Weather Service forecast.

Traffic: The map and cams.

The Super Guppy is on its way to Seattle today with a portion of the space shuttle Full Fuselage Trainer. (Photo / ROBERT MARKOWITZ / NASA)

The Super Guppy: It’s cool that we’re getting the space shuttle Full Fuselage Trainer for the Museum of Flight, and while we’ve said it before, we’re still fascinated by the look of the plane that’s bringing the trainer to Seattle. The Super Guppy — what an appropriate name — doesn’t look like many planes out there. See a bigger photo and Seattle Times staff reporter Jack Broom’s story today.

Recovery of ranger’s body today? Another attempt to recover the body of Mount Rainer National Park ranger Nick Hall could happen today, weather and avalanche conditions permitting, according to the National Park Service. It’s been a week since Hall fell to his death during a rescue of climbers who had fallen into a crevasse. Recovery attempts could be further delayed by weather conditions tomorrow if his body is not brought down today.

Body on beach identified: The body found on the beach at Ocean Shores earlier this week is that of 14-year-old Chester Jellesed of Westport, according to the Grays Harbor coroner’s office. The teen had been wading in the surf when he was swept away June 12.

Arrest in Ellensburg arsons: There have been five arsons in Ellensburg of late, and now the authorities there think they may have their guy. They have arrested a 20-year-old Ellensburg man in connection with the fires that began back in April and caused $325,000 damage to two houses, a food bank and a barn. The Daily Record in Ellensburg has the story.

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