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Flash Flood Watch issued July 23 at 7:04AM PDT until July 23 at 11:00PM PDT by NWS

...HEAVY RAINFALL MAY LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING ALONG THE EAST SLOPES OF THE NORTHERN CASCADES... .A BAND OF MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP IN THE CASCADES LATE WEDNESDAY MORNING INTO THE AFTERNOON. THIS BAND WILL ALSO CONTAIN SOME EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS WITH LOCALLY HEAVIER RAINFALL RATES THAT COULD LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. THUNDERSTORMS

Today

Hi75° Heavy Rain

Tonight

Lo58° Heavy Rain

Thursday

Hi73° Slight Chc Showers

Thursday Night

Lo59° Breezy

Friday

Hi83° Sunny

Friday Night

Lo61° Mostly Clear

Saturday

Hi88° Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo67° Clear

Sunday

Hi95° Sunny

Sunday Night

Lo73° Clear

Santa is what we want him to be

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Santa Claus is white. That’s what they say. So is Frosty the Snowman, but I digress.

Thus continues the annual holiday slow-news-day battle of the ethnically sensitive. It’s another episode in the mostly meaningless fight against political correctness. It’s all over the Internet. It fills newspaper columns and air time. It gives commentators something on which to comment. That’s especially valuable in this festive season when the news is mostly a snooze. After we mention that it is cold, that shoppers shop, that Congress is soon to adjourn, we can argue about the appropriate ethnicity for a completely fictional character whose image has been amended thousands and thousands of times over a millennia. Thanks Fox News.

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