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Heat Advisory issued July 01 at 4:50AM PDT until July 03 at 9:00PM PDT by NWS

...HOT TEMPERATURES RETURN TO THE INLAND NORTHWEST... .TRIPLE DIGIT TEMPERATURES AROUND 103 DEGREES OR ABOVE WILL RETURN TODAY...PERSISTING INTO FRIDAY. THE HEAT WILL HIT FIRST IN THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF THE CENTRAL BASIN... SOUTHWEST PALOUSE AND ALONG THE CLEARWATER RIVER EXPANDING NORTHWARD INTO LOWER VALLEY AREAS ALONG THE COLUMBIA THROUGH WENATCHEE AND INTO THE OKANOGAN

Today

Hi100° Hot

Tonight

Lo73° Clear

Thursday

Hi104° Hot

Thursday Night

Lo72° Clear

Friday

Hi102° Hot

Friday Night

Lo70° Clear

Independence Day

Hi102° Hot

Saturday Night

Lo70° Clear

Sunday

Hi99° Hot

Sunday Night

Lo73° Mostly Clear

Study of Tripod fire reaffirms the value of thinning forests

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WINTHROP — A three-year U.S. Forest Service study confirmed what fire managers already knew: Wildfires are not nearly as deadly for trees in areas previously thinned and burned. A study of the Tripod Complex Fire — which in 2006 burned 175,000 acres from Winthrop to Conconully to Loomis — showed the fire killed more than 85 percent of the trees in parts of the forest that had not been treated. But only 43 percent of the trees died in areas where thinning and prescribed fires were used to reduce fuels. And for larger trees with an eight-inch or larger diameter, only one-quarter were killed by the fire.

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