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Wind Advisory issued August 29 at 9:19AM PDT until August 29 at 8:00PM PDT by NWS

...STRONG COLD FRONT TO PRODUCE VERY WINDY CONDITIONS AND BLOWING DUST TODAY... .A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL PRODUCE STRONG WINDS ACROSS THE REGION LATE THIS MORNING INTO THE EARLY EVENING HOURS. SOME WIND GUSTS MAY BE STRONG ENOUGH TO RESULT IN HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES AND CAUSE ISOLATED TREE DAMAGE AND

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Hi72° Slight Chance Showers then Mostly Sunny

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Search and rescue

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At one point, many of us will be out in the wilderness in less than fair conditions. Search and rescue teams are extremely important in finding people that are either lost or trapped and getting them out of dangerous environments. Here's a look at some recent stories involving search and rescue.

Close call. Ice-climbers face near drowning experience in the Wenatchee River in December of 2009.

http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/2009/dec/21/climbers-safe-after-boat-capsizes-on-wenatchee/

Unsung heroes. People who perform search and rescue do not often receive recognition for their work, but those who risk their own to save the lives of others in dangerous situations should be recognized.

http://sportsyakima.com/2011/05/search-and-rescue-teams-out-of-sight-top-of-mind/

Snowbound. A hiker gets lost in the Wenatchee Forest. The search is forced to wait as weather prohibits them from looking for the lost hiker.

Chelan county search and rescue team is the main search and rescue team in the area that deals with most of the SAR situations.

http://www.co.chelan.wa.us/so/so_search_rescue.htm

Lake Wenatchee has a search and rescue team that accepts volunteers. If you are interested in joining you can learn more about it here.

http://www.lakewenatcheeinfo.com/2011/volunteer-for-the-lake-wenatchee-search-and-rescue-team/

A man reports the death of his brother who fell from Big Jim Mountain on July 18th, 2011.

http://mansontribune.com/news-mainmenu-2/57-chelan-county-sheriff-news/2535-lake-stevens-man-suffers-fatal-fall-near-big-jim-mountain.html

A 76-year-old man receives an injury after a log falls onto his head. It took 4 hours after the SAR team arrived before the helicopter flew him out to a hospital.

http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/2011/jul/12/man-injured-clearing-trail/

A 21-year-old woman slid of a face of snow to her death, breaking her neck as she landed.

http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/2011/jul/13/hiker-died-from-broken-neck-in-fall/