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Winter Storm Watch issued January 16 at 8:57AM PST until January 19 at 1:00AM PST by NWS

...TIMING OF WATCH HAS BEEN DELAYED UNTIL TUESDAY MORNING AND EXTENDED THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT. SIGNIFICANT ICE ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE FROM FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET IN THE LEE OF THE CASCADES. MIX OF SNOW...FREEZING RAIN...AND SLEET ACROSS THE EAST SLOPES AND NORTHERN MOUNTAIN VALLEYS... .THE INCOMING STORM SYSTEM IS ARRIVING SLOWER THAN PREVIOUSLY

M.L.King Day

Hi19° Slight Chance Wintry Mix and Patchy Freezing Fog

Tonight

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

Friday Night

Lo24° Snow Likely

Annual Cherry Institute set for January

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YAKIMA — The upcoming 71st Annual Cherry Institute will feature sessions on production, pests and the latest fruit research when it gathers here Jan. 10.

The day of workshops will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Yakima Convention Center, 10 N. 8th St. Registration for the event, including lunch, is $35. For info, call (509) 453-4837.

Program highlights will include presentations on cherry production in Europe and the honey bee colony collapse, along with updates on managing orchard pests and diseases, the effects of the Affordable Care Act on the tree fruit industry and a review of the 2013 cherry season.

Keynote speaker and National Teacher of the Year Jeffrey Charbonneau, will highlight the luncheon program, which will also feature crowning of the group’s Cherry King. The crowning honors a cherry grower for outstanding service to the industry.

The annual Cherry Institute is sponsored by Northwest Cherry Growers, the Washington State Fruit Commission and Good Fruit Grower Magazine. It is coordinated by the Washington State University county extension offices.

 

Reach Mike Irwin at 509-665-1179 or . Read his blog Everyday Business or follow him on Twitter at @MikeIrwinWW.