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Ice Storm Warning issued January 17 at 2:53PM PST until January 18 at 4:00PM PST by NWS

...AREAS OF HEAVY ICE AND SNOW ACCUMULATIONS EXPECTED TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY... .HEAVY PRECIPITATION OVERRUNNING A COLD LOW LEVEL AIR MASS ARRIVES THIS EVENING AND CONTINUES INTO WEDNESDAY BRINGING THE POTENTIAL FOR HOURS OF FREEZING RAIN... SLEET...AND SNOW. HEAVY MOUNTAIN SNOW IS A NEAR CERTAINTY. HEAVY ICE ACCUMULATIONS WILL

This Afternoon

Hi19° Wintry Mix

Tonight

Lo19° Wintry Mix

Wednesday

Hi31° Freezing Rain then Rain/Freezing Rain

Wednesday Night

Lo29° Wintry Mix Likely then Slight Chance Snow

Thursday

Hi36° Slight Chance Snow then Cloudy

Thursday Night

Lo25° Slight Chance Snow

Friday

Hi33° Rain/Snow Likely

Friday Night

Lo26° Snow Likely

Saturday

Hi33° Chance Rain

Saturday Night

Lo24° Chance Snow

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Anyone who hasn’t heard the Giant Puppets built by volunteers and staff at the Wenatchee Valley Museum and cultural Center won an Award for the “Most Original Specialty Unit” at the Apple Blossom Festival Grand Parade! Bill Rietvelt recently added it all up and found that over 600 volunteer hours were logged on the project so far – "we couldn’t have done it without all the wonderful volunteers!" Hey, Bill, just to let you know, several times I forgot to sign in… so add some more hours to that…hahaha. N0, seriously… really. Bill, says they are hoping to get the puppets out to other parades and events plus they plan to exhibit them in the Museum’s Gold Gallery at the end of July, with a reception in August in honor of all the volunteers! Alright, I can’t wait for the party to start. He was so gracious in his recent letter to the volunteers saying of the Wenatchee Valley Museum’s Giant Puppets that: "The Puppet Project was the “brainchild” of artist Martha Flores. Production of the resulting giant puppets was coordinated by Martha, the Museum’s Exhibit Coordinator - Bill Rietveldt and his wife – Cindy." It was a joy and a pleasure Bill, for Martha, myself and all the volunteers who put in those 600 hours… thanks to you and the WVMCC for letting us have this opportunity to be part of such a great project that garnered so much positive attention to our community, the Museum and the Grand Parade. It was so cool that it was covered during the production phase of the project by AP, the Wall Street Journal and Stars and Stripes.

Just to add for Bill and everybody involved, I will be making a disc of all the photos I took from start to finish... I will get that to you soon Bill. And, for anypone interested in viewing video of the project there are several youtube videos available just go to youtube and search 56DAUT for all the videos.