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Winter Storm Watch issued January 16 at 3:40AM PST until January 18 at 10:00AM PST by NWS

...SIGNIFICANT ICE ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE FROM FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT... .A DEEP FETCH OF SUBTROPICAL MOISTURE NOSES INTO THE REGION STARTING TONIGHT AND LINGERS THROUGH MIDWEEK. THIS WARM, MOIST CONVEYOR BELT WILL OVERRUN A VERY COLD AIR MASS CURRENTLY IN PLACE BRINGING THE POTENTIAL FOR SEVERAL HOURS OF FREEZING RAIN, SLEET,

M.L.King Day

Hi19° Slight Chance Wintry Mix and Patchy Freezing Fog

Tonight

Lo16° Chance Wintry Mix

Tuesday

Hi29° Wintry Mix Likely

Tuesday Night

Lo26° Rain

Wednesday

Hi36° Rain

Wednesday Night

Lo29° Rain Likely then Slight Chance Rain

Thursday

Hi36° Cloudy

Thursday Night

Lo27° Slight Chance Rain/Snow

Friday

Hi34° Rain Likely

Friday Night

Lo24° Snow Likely

Puff till the world ends

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Since the world ends Friday, we might as well indulge our guilty pleasures, right? How could it hurt?

That’s the reasoning of Dave Whitman, owner of Sticks House of Cigars in Wenatchee, who’s planning a “Mayan End of the World and Winter Solstice Light ’Em Up Party” starting at around 12:21 p.m. (get it?) and going till … well, who knows? The end is near.

“Thought all of the cigar-loving folks in the area might want to join together for a last cigar,” Whitman said. “If we’re all going up in smoke, what better way to note the occasion?”

The Mayan calendar, in use for millennia, technically ends on Friday. Doomsday proponents predict it’s the end of the world; others, unworried, are finishing their Christmas shopping.

Whitman is encouraging participants to enjoy a Rocky Patel 50, normally costing 20 bucks or more, but on sale Friday for a world-shattering $12.21. He’s also asking that folks gather together on the smoking patio to puff their last and greet the End Times.

Details: Sticks House of Cigars, 527 Piere St., Suite A, Wenatchee. 881-1722 or visit stickshouseofcigars.com.