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Winter Weather Advisory issued December 08 at 9:30PM PST until December 09 at 10:00AM PST by NWS

...SEVERAL ROUNDS OF SNOW EXPECTED TONIGHT THROUGH THE WEEKEND... .SNOW ACROSS THE REGION TONIGHT WILL CONTINUE OFF AND ON THROUGH THE WEEKEND. ALONG THE EAST SLOPES OF THE CASCADES MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW WILL OCCUR TONIGHT AND FRIDAY WITH ANOTHER ROUND EXPECTED FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY. FOR THE CENTRAL PANHANDLE MOUNTAINS...A MORE SIGNIFICANT ROUND OF SNOW IS POSSIBLE FRIDAY

Tonight

Lo20° Heavy Snow

Friday

Hi24° Snow Likely

Friday Night

Lo22° Snow Likely then Slight Chance Snow

Saturday

Hi31° Chance Snow

Saturday Night

Lo27° Mostly Cloudy

Sunday

Hi34° Slight Chance Snow

Sunday Night

Lo25° Chance Snow

Monday

Hi29° Slight Chance Snow Showers

Monday Night

Lo15° Partly Cloudy

Tuesday

Hi24° Mostly Sunny

Memorial

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I went to the Leavenworth Ski Hill late last month to photograph a memorial ski run to honor the three men who were caught up and killed in an avalanche on Stevens Pass. I wasn't sure what to expect but I had read that at the end of the memorial, skiers would be coming down the hill with lights of some kind. I had photographed a similar scene at Mission Ridge on a New Years Eve celebration but it had been about 20 years ago. I looked up some lens and camera setting information and headed to Leavenworth.

First, I tried making pictures of the memorial around the lodge but the lighting was just terrible as you can see so I looked for some other type of light source - candles and fire.

Then scoped out a location to photograph the ski run. I wanted to concentrate on an overall photograph, using a tripod, with a long exposure. There was a little panic at first as the ski hill lights remained on but eventually they were turned off. I tried getting people in the foreground but having to make a 45 second or so exposure meant they were generally moving around too much and I'd just have an indistinguishable black blob of a silhouette. So I moved my setup off to the side of the lodge with a tree hiding a large light that was producing lens flare. Then I made about a dozen exposures, waiting for some of the lights to make the entire journey down the hill.

The next morning, the Associated Press picked up the photograph that I just learned won the Washington State AP photo of the month for February.