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Hydrologic Outlook issued February 12 at 3:18PM PST until February 13 at 10:00AM PST by NWS

...WARM, RAINY, AND WINDY CONDITIONS WILL LEAD TO STREAM RISES... A MORE UNSETTLED WEATHER PATTERN ARRIVES THIS WEEKEND BRINGING RAINS AND WARM TEMPERATURES. MELTING MID AND LOW ELEVATION SNOW, IN COMBINATION WITH THE RAINS, WILL LEAD TO RISES ON MANY OF THE AREA`S STREAMS. MONDAY AND TUESDAY ARE FORECAST TO BRING EVEN WARMER TEMPERATURES...SOME NEAR RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES...ALONG

Overnight

Lo36° Slight Chance Showers and Patchy Fog

Saturday

Hi44° Patchy Fog then Partly Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo35° Chance Rain

Sunday

Hi47° Slight Chance Rain

Sunday Night

Lo39° Slight Chance Rain

Washington's Birthday

Hi58° Partly Sunny

Monday Night

Lo41° Mostly Cloudy

Tuesday

Hi53° Mostly Cloudy

Tuesday Night

Lo39° Slight Chance Rain

Wednesday

Hi47° Chance Rain

First hockey shoot of the season

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Saturday night I covered my first hockey game of the season. For the most part I enjoy photographing a hockey game but even with the easy shooting conditions of a well lighted arena, I have a hard time getting good hockey action. Players and refs seem to block my pictures of action around the goals.

It has something to do with my favored vantage point of between the two benches. I pick this spot for the first two periods mainly because there isn't any glass between me and the action. That's a bit dangerous but shooting through the thick glass degrades the image quality to a degree that is mostly unusable.

I do like the reaction photos as players skate to their benches right after a goal.

And once in a while the action is right in front of me and I can use a wide angle lens to get an intimate look.

There is some sniping between benches that I wouldn't want my wife nor children to hear.

And once in a while I'll get a clear shot of the puck and goalie.

But most of my stuff I come away with has elements that clutter the action. This is a good example of getting the right moment bust just not the clean shot. Note the players left and right in background and foreground.

On a side note, the pre game show was pretty cool. I ran out of time Saturday for a photo gallery so here are a few of my favorites from that.