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...SNOW RETURNING DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING COMMUTE... .A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL SPREAD SNOW ACROSS PARTS OF EASTERN WASHINGTON STARTING THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING. ALTHOUGH THE OVERALL QUANTITY OF EXPECTED SNOW IS NOT LARGE THE TIME OF DAY WHEN THE HIGHER INTENSITY SNOWFALL OCCURS WILL COMPLICATE THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING COMMUTE.

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Winemaker's Journal — Where's Washington?

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The New York Times published an interesting article this week about the booming wine economy in states as unlikely as Virginia. The story includes an interactive map, http://tinyurl.com/kf9mzm6, that shows where all the wineries are all over the nation.

Move over sliced bread. Wineries are what's hot now. And not just in Washington. Every state in the nation has some and more are opening each day.

The Times spread also includes break-out stories about wineries in Virginia, New York, Michigan, Oregon and California. But there's not a mention of Washington, the nation's second leading wine producing state.  What's with that?

Still, the map is pretty cool. You can hover over Washington and see that there are 872 wineries here, a drop in the wine bucket compared to California's 3,839, but more than triple Virginia's 275. Click  on Washington on the map and you can zoom right in to your favorite wine region. There's lots of wineries around Lake Chelan and the Wenatchee Valley. Most are in Seattle or Walla Walla. There were only 82 wineries in Washington 25 years ago, in 1988, according to a time element on the map.Wineries are clearly on the upswing across the nation.

Ready to start your own winery? Head to Wyoming where you'll be one of only six in competiition for local wine buck.