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Winter Weather Advisory issued December 09 at 1:58AM PST until December 09 at 10:00AM PST by NWS

...SEVERAL ROUNDS OF SNOW EXPECTED TONIGHT THROUGH THE WEEKEND... .LIGHT SNOW SNOW WILL LINGER OVER THE REGION. MORE SNOW IS EXPECTED TONIGHT AND WILL CONTINUE OFF AND ON THROUGH THE WEEKEND. FOR THE CENTRAL PANHANDLE MOUNTAINS...A MORE SIGNIFICANT ROUND OF SNOW IS POSSIBLE FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST THIS

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Lo22° Snow Likely then Slight Chance Snow

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Lo27° Mostly Cloudy

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Hi34° Slight Chance Snow

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Monday

Hi29° Slight Chance Snow Showers

Monday Night

Lo15° Partly Cloudy

Tuesday

Hi24° Mostly Sunny

Slot cars

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This week I went to a slot car race in Monitor. It brought back memories of going to the Wenatchee bowling alley with my parents for league bowling in the 1960s and early 70s and watching races on a big track the owners built next to the south lanes. I was too young to drive the cars but I remembering wanting to soooo bad.

Well tucked in an old fruit warehouse, a similar track has been built and there are league races about three times each week. I spent a couple hours there photographing the race. And near the end, Jack Cissner of Grand Coulee set me up with a car to spin around for a three minute race. My apologies to the other racers for crashing into them.

It was pretty tight quarters and the lighting was florescent and synced oddly giving me strange colors (thanks to shooting in raw format, I could correct for that later). but I was given full access and as long as I watched my backgrounds, keeping them as simple as possible, I made some fun images.

A few of these crashes...

and the car's broken shell would be tacked to the wall.

Between races, some would retire outside for a smoke.