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Air Stagnation Advisory issued February 10 at 1:30PM PST until February 13 at 10:00AM PST by NWS

...AIR STAGNATION ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST SATURDAY... * AIR QUALITY...LIGHT WINDS AND A TEMPERATURE INVERSION WILL HEIGHTEN THE POTENTIAL FOR ELEVATED POLLUTION LEVELS IN CENTRAL WASHINGTON AND NORTHEAST WASHINGTON TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING. WEAK WEATHER DISTURBANCES WILL PASS THROUGH THE AREA

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Lo32° Patchy Fog then Slight Chance Rain and Patchy Fog

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Hi40° Rain and Patchy Fog

Thursday Night

Lo35° Rain then Chance Rain

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Saturday

Hi45° Partly Sunny

Saturday Night

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Mike Irwin | Could Quincy be new hub for huge distribution centers?

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Quincy was hopping last week with news about how it’s the perfect location for a big warehouse or data center. It’s got cheap land, even cheaper electricity, a willing workforce, a ship-it-by-train terminal, proximity to Interstate 90, decent weather and yummy cinnamon rolls at downtown’s The Grainery café. In short, everything a billion-dollar company could possibly need.

A sampling of last week’s buzz:

• Quincy ranks as one of the cheapest places in the country to build and operate one of those huge honkin’ retail distribution centers, according to the industry journal Supply Chain Quarterly. It costs about $14 million annually to run such a center in Quincy versus Los Angeles, where you’d spend about $20.7 million. Land and build-out costs would be $4.2 million in Quincy and $6.6 million in L.A. And energy costs? $713,000 in Quincy vs. $2.3 million in southern California.

• Vantage Data Centers of Santa Clara, Calif., last week plugged in the last USB port to complete its first data center on a 68-acre campus that will eventually be home to four of those suckers with a total of nearly 530,000 square feet. The new facility has 133,000 square feet, a reduced-energy and low-emission design and uses a “custom-developed indirect evaporative cooling system designed to eliminate impact from outdoor conditions through a closed loop delivery infrastructure.” If that’s not worth a cinnamon roll, nothing is.