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Ice Storm Warning issued January 17 at 10:41PM PST until January 18 at 4:00PM PST by NWS

...AREAS OF HEAVY ICE AND SNOW ACCUMULATIONS EXPECTED TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY... .HEAVY PRECIPITATION OVERRUNNING A COLD LOW LEVEL AIR MASS ARRIVES THIS EVENING AND CONTINUES INTO WEDNESDAY BRINGING THE POTENTIAL FOR HOURS OF FREEZING RAIN... SLEET...AND SNOW. HEAVY MOUNTAIN SNOW IS A NEAR CERTAINTY. HEAVY ICE ACCUMULATIONS WILL

Overnight

Lo21° Freezing Rain

Wednesday

Hi27° Wintry Mix

Wednesday Night

Lo27° Chance Wintry Mix then Slight Chance Snow

Thursday

Hi33° Slight Chance Snow then Cloudy

Thursday Night

Lo27° Slight Chance Snow

Friday

Hi31° Chance Rain/Snow

Friday Night

Lo27° Chance Rain/Snow

Saturday

Hi32° Chance Rain/Snow

Saturday Night

Lo26° Chance Rain/Snow

Sunday

Hi32° Rain/Snow Likely

Patience

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I think I've written about this before but I don't have the patience to look back and find out. One of the keys to my job is to have patience to wait for that moment that tells an interesting story and provides an interesting photograph. Of course the need for time to devote to the decisive moment is also important.

I covered the annual spelling bee last week at Eastmont Junior High School and came away with a decent shot of the winner being hugged by his mother.

But in a strange situation, two other contestants had missed their words in the same round and were left to battle for second place. I stayed and waited mainly because I had noticed Ellen Perleberg of Cashmere providing some interesting and visible reactions while spelling her words.

Well my patience payed off as 17 rounds later, she reacted to getting second place. I can't imagine capturing a more interesting spelling bee reaction - but who knows what next year might bring?

It's unusual that we would run as the main photograph, the second place winner, but we couldn't pass it up and used a couple of photographs of the winner, Johah Gunter, 14, Leavenworth to fill out the photo package.