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Hydrologic Outlook issued January 17 at 12:00AM PST until January 17 at 6:00PM PST by NWS

...Rain and snowmelt may cause localized flooding issues this week... A change in the weather pattern this week will bring above freezing temperatures to much of the region and the potential for significant rainfall to far eastern Washington and the Idaho Panhandle. With widespread low elevation snow across the Inland

Overnight

Lo10° Slight Chance Wintry Mix

Tuesday

Hi21° Wintry Mix Likely

Tuesday Night

Lo20° Freezing Rain

Wednesday

Hi32° Rain/Freezing Rain

Wednesday Night

Lo29° Wintry Mix Likely then Slight Chance Snow

Thursday

Hi36° Cloudy

Thursday Night

Lo27° Slight Chance Rain/Snow

Friday

Hi34° Rain

Friday Night

Lo26° Rain/Snow

Saturday

Hi35° Chance Rain

One more. Barnabas Collins passes

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For those of you looking forward to Johnny Depp playing Barnabas Collins in the new Dark Shadows movie, no, he's not dead. Alas, the original (and still the greatest) Barnabas, Johnathan Frid, passed away Friday at the age of 87 in a Hamilton, Ontario (his home town) hospital of natural causes.

Dark Shadows could probably be considered the Twin Peaks of it's era, it's era being 1967 through 1971. Creepy, with Frid in the lead vampire roll, the daily soap opera was a smash with teenagers and young adults, coming on at 4pm. I remember class schedules being altered when I was in college so we could camp out in front of the TV.

Collins (Frid) set the model for a new kind of vampire, injecting depth and some regret into the role, expressed more recently in movies like Twilight and Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

I assume they are in mourning in Collinsport, Maine and there is a black bow on the front door of Collinwood Manor. Best wishes to Victoria, David, Laura and Quentin Collins, the staff at Collinwood Manor, and all the vampires, ghosts and other such who inhabited the show. Mr. Depp, Johnathan Frid has left some big shoes for you to fill. Good luck. You'll need it.

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Oh boy. Fangs for the memories, and rest in peace. Finally.