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February 10, 2014 at 6:02 AM

Rain returning to Washington, snow in mountains

The Associated Press The precipitation is turning from white to wet in Western Washington, and the National Weather Service says this week should be typical for February with high temperatures in the 40s and a series of fronts bringing rain. Forecasters expect significant snow in the Olympics and Cascades and mountains of Eastern Washington. The precipitation should start…

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November 14, 2013 at 7:40 AM

Foot of snow forecast Friday for Cascade passes

The Associated Press The National Weather Service says a strong cold weather system will bring rain and wind to the Western Washington lowlands Friday and heavy snow in the mountains where a foot of new snow is possible in the Cascade passes. Forecasters say temperatures will drop with weekend highs only in the 40s and lows in…

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January 28, 2013 at 10:24 AM

Mountain snow: 1 to 3 feet on the way

Headed to the mountains?  Be prepared for heavy snow. One to three feet of new snow is expected in the Cascades and Olympics by Tuesday evening, according to a “Winter Storm Warning” from the Weather Service.  Snowfall is expected to increase into the afternoon and evening today, taper off overnight and then become heavy…

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December 24, 2012 at 2:26 PM

Amtrak train, 358 aboard, stalls 4 hours in Oregon

The Associated Press CHEMULT, Ore. — A passenger train running from Los Angeles to Seattle was stalled for about four hours in the snowy mountains of Southern Oregon. Amtrak spokeswoman Christina Leeds said the Coast Starlight train with 358 passengers aboard had a mechanical problem Sunday outside the town of Chemult in the Cascade Range. But, she says,…

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December 19, 2012 at 5:55 AM

Early snowfall switching to rain

UPDATE: 7:30 a.m. | Snow that fell over much of the Puget Sound area early today is changing to rain, but not fast enough to clear all roadways in the morning commute. A light rain was falling at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport just after 7 a.m.  “We’re expecting that trend to continue over the next couple of hours and hopefully we’ll change to complete to…

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July 26, 2012 at 11:51 AM

3rd day of search for missing plane from Tonasket

The Associated Press The Washington state Aviation Division continues to search Thursday for a plane that failed to arrive Monday on a flight from Tonasket to Sequim. Spokeswoman Nisha Marvel says if there are no developments, officials will have to decide when to call off the search. Eight planes with the Civil Air Patrol and Washington Air Search and Rescue…

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November 11, 2011 at 2:01 PM

Rain here; mountains getting snow

By early afternoon Friday, a wet and blustery storm was making its way across Western Washington, as promised. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport was recording wind gusts approaching 30 mph at 1 p.m., while Port Angeles was recording gusts of 35 mph. Mixed rain-and-snow were falling in the Stevens and Snoqualmie Pass areas, expected to switch to just snow…

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November 10, 2011 at 1:00 PM

The Methow Valley News: An encounter with wolves

The Methow Valley News online has a fascinating story on a young woman — a hunter, research forester and UW grad — who had an encounter with two gray wolves in September in the mountains near the Methow Valley. The woman, Kari Hirschberger, told her story to writer Ann McCreary, who put together a well-told piece…

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