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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


Lo10° Slight Chance Wintry Mix


Hi21° Wintry Mix Likely

Tuesday Night

Lo20° Freezing Rain


Hi32° Rain/Freezing Rain

Wednesday Night

Lo29° Wintry Mix Likely then Slight Chance Snow


Hi36° Cloudy

Thursday Night

Lo27° Slight Chance Rain/Snow


Hi34° Rain

Friday Night

Lo26° Rain/Snow


Hi35° Chance Rain

Hard-hat diving: Chelan PUD’s dive team builds on 50-year tradition

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WENATCHEE — Darth Vader-like breathing sounds from the communication system inside the Chelan County PUD’s dive trailer amid gauges, timers and computer screens.

Team supervisor Vance Fletcher gazes at underwater images of Rock Island Dam projected from two submerged divers’ helmet cameras.

His instructions to them are concise, but delivered with the camaraderie of a truck driver over a CB radio. Their breathing sounds and quick responses tell Fletcher that all is going well with the dive.

“Hello, Mike. Give…

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