The Governor’s Office announced an extension to the burn ban in Washington that includes most outdoor and agricultural burning in 20 counties east of the Cascades. The burn ban, which was scheduled to end at noon Friday, is extended until noon Sept. 3.More
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Gov. Chris Gregoire on Sunday extended a burn ban for all counties east of the Cascade crest, banning all outdoor burning through midnight Sunday, Oct. 7. A state of emergency remains in effect. “Fire danger remains very high with our extended warm, dry weather conditions,” Gregoire said in a statement. “I don’t want to lose momentum…More
Air quality in wildfire areas in Eastern Washington has been hazardous for nearly two weeks, but right now things are looking up: no hazardous reports at the moment. The state Department of Ecology says Trout Lake, Winthrop, Omak, Chelan and Entiat are still unhealthy, while Wenatchee, Cashmere, Twisp, White Swan and Toppenish have moved up to unhealthy for…More
Weather: The heck with today, Saturday, Sunday and Monday when we can expect rain, clouds, more clouds and rain again, respectively. Tuesday, however, could be PARTLY SUNNY! The details. Traffic: Day four of the commute with tolls on the 520 bridge. Fridays often have lighter traffic overall. Perhaps the rather low volume of traffic on…More