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December 19, 2014 at 6:02 AM

Pair of warm, wet storms headed for Washington

The Associated Press Forecasters expect a rainy weekend in Washington as a pair of wet, warm fronts blow into the state on the jet stream. The Weather Service forecasts more than three inches of rain in the Olympics and Cascades. Locally heavy snow is possible Saturday morning when the snow level is around 3,000 feet, but that’s…

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August 4, 2014 at 6:51 AM

Strong winds bring blackouts to the Inland Northwest – again

The Spokesman-Review The Inland Northwest was flung back into storm cleanup mode Sunday after being clobbered by high winds for a second time in 10 days. Thunderstorms packing gusts of 40 to 55 mph brought down hundreds of trees and power lines over a wide swath of the region Saturday evening. Firefighters pounced on new brush fires…

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February 19, 2014 at 6:58 AM

Wednesday Memo: Boeing, Machinists to make up? … Driving stoned … School-bus drivers strike?

We’re sorry? Boeing, politicians vow to heal rift with Machinists union Stevens and Snoqualmie passes are both open this morning, although driving is still a bit dicey. Be careful out there. We have a closer look at what’s happening weather-wise in the mountains. And guess what? Another storm that could bring…

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November 15, 2012 at 8:25 AM

Heavy rainstorms heading toward Washington

If you like good old-fashioned Western Washington rainstorms, you’ll love the weather that kicks in this weekend. “We’re looking at four significant weather systems in five days,” said Chris Burke of the Weather Service, saying the storms are expected to hit Saturday, Sunday night, Monday night and again on Wednesday. In all, they could drop 1 1/2…

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July 23, 2012 at 6:02 PM

State of emergency proclaimed in 16 Washington counties

Gov. Chris Gregoire proclaimed a state of emergency for 16 Eastern Washington counties Monday after a barrage of heavy Washington thunderstorms caused power outages, fuel shortages, building damage and road closures. Areas receiving recovery help from state agencies include Adams, Benton, Chelan, Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Jefferson, Kitsap, Kittitas, Klickitat, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Walla Walla…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Ferry County, Gov. Chris Gregoire, storms

April 4, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Washington snowpack 137 percent of average

The Associated Press Plenty of snow in the mountains means it should be a good year for the water supply in Washington. The Natural Resources Conservation Service says the mountain snowpack as of April 1 — when it typically peaks — is 137 percent of average. Water supply specialist Scott Pattee compiles the report at his office in…

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