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Flash Flood Watch issued August 22 at 6:37AM PDT until August 22 at 9:00PM PDT by NWS

...STORMS FRIDAY AFTERNOON MAY PRODUCE FLASH FLOODING OR MUD SLIDES OVER NORTH CASCADE BURN SCARS... .SLOW MOVING SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY EVENING. LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN WILL BE A POSSIBILITY IN AREAS RECENTLY BURNED BY WILDFIRES...INCLUDING THE CARLTON... CHIWAUKUM...LITTLE BRIDGE

This Afternoon

Hi80° Scattered Thunderstorms

Tonight

Lo61° Heavy Rain

Saturday

Hi83° Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo60° Partly Cloudy

Sunday

Hi82° Slight Chc Thunderstorms

Sunday Night

Lo62° Slight Chc Thunderstorms

Monday

Hi85° Mostly Sunny

Monday Night

Lo62° Mostly Clear

Tuesday

Hi89° Sunny

Tuesday Night

Lo64° Mostly Clear

Pears for the world

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We heard reports from excited growers: The pears are fabulous. The pear harvest if off to an excellent start, with Bartletts coming off smoothly and d’Anjous waiting their turn. The state expects to harvest more than 19.5 million boxes of pears this year, making it the third-largest crop ever. They say they are delectable. Quality is superb.

So as you drive up the Wenatchee Valley look to the left, and look to the right, and see them harvest the fruit of the best pear orchards in the world. That is no brag. Washington produces more pears than any other state and more than half come from the Wentachee Valley. They are in demand worldwide. It is a $186 million-a-year business.

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