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Winter Storm Watch issued January 16 at 3:40AM PST until January 18 at 10:00AM PST by NWS

...SIGNIFICANT ICE ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE FROM FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT... .A DEEP FETCH OF SUBTROPICAL MOISTURE NOSES INTO THE REGION STARTING TONIGHT AND LINGERS THROUGH MIDWEEK. THIS WARM, MOIST CONVEYOR BELT WILL OVERRUN A VERY COLD AIR MASS CURRENTLY IN PLACE BRINGING THE POTENTIAL FOR SEVERAL HOURS OF FREEZING RAIN, SLEET,

Overnight

Lo9° Isolated Flurries and Patchy Freezing Fog

M.L.King Day

Hi19° Slight Chance Wintry Mix and Patchy Freezing Fog

Monday Night

Lo16° Chance Wintry Mix

Tuesday

Hi29° Wintry Mix Likely

Tuesday Night

Lo26° Rain

Wednesday

Hi36° Rain

Wednesday Night

Lo29° Rain Likely then Slight Chance Rain

Thursday

Hi36° Cloudy

Thursday Night

Lo27° Slight Chance Rain/Snow

Friday

Hi34° Rain Likely

Grades improving on this report card

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This economic recovery has a bit of an edge to it.

The fear that once hung over us — people and businesses alike — has abated, for the most part. There are many promising signs that things are better and getting more so.

But some things seem to have changed forever after the economic meltdown of 2008.

There is greater care with money and more caution when it comes to growth, among other things.

For this edition of Business World we sent a survey to local small businesses about lessons they learned, how they fared during the worst of times and what they see for the future.

For the most part, they are an optimistic bunch.

Yes, many are more cautious and conservative. But most see brighter days ahead and are poised to take advantage.

That speaks well for our entire region. Small business is the single largest driver of the economy, locally, statewide and nationally. It provides the most jobs and pays the most taxes.

If small business owners are looking forward with great hopes, we can follow suit.

In addition to the survey results, we also talked with many small business owners. Each has their own individual story to tell, from great struggles to recovery to nonstop success and growth during the worst of times.

Frankly, I’m hoping we can turn a corner soon and stop making the Great Recession a focal point when talking about the economy.

We must learn from the past, but we need to let go of the fear. Our country has seen many ups and downs but persevered.

For now, we’ll continue to reflect on our latest down but charge ahead in anticipation of more ups.