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Winter Weather Advisory issued December 08 at 9:30PM PST until December 09 at 10:00AM PST by NWS

...SEVERAL ROUNDS OF SNOW EXPECTED TONIGHT THROUGH THE WEEKEND... .SNOW ACROSS THE REGION TONIGHT WILL CONTINUE OFF AND ON THROUGH THE WEEKEND. ALONG THE EAST SLOPES OF THE CASCADES MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW WILL OCCUR TONIGHT AND FRIDAY WITH ANOTHER ROUND EXPECTED FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY. FOR THE CENTRAL PANHANDLE MOUNTAINS...A MORE SIGNIFICANT ROUND OF SNOW IS POSSIBLE FRIDAY

Tonight

Lo20° Snow Likely

Friday

Hi24° Snow Likely

Friday Night

Lo22° Snow Likely then Slight Chance Snow

Saturday

Hi31° Chance Snow

Saturday Night

Lo27° Mostly Cloudy

Sunday

Hi34° Slight Chance Snow

Sunday Night

Lo25° Chance Snow

Monday

Hi29° Slight Chance Snow Showers

Monday Night

Lo15° Partly Cloudy

Tuesday

Hi24° Mostly Sunny

September 2012 fires: Could thick valley smoke happen again

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WENATCHEE — In September of 2012, conditions were just right for a smoky mess.

The forest was dry. The air was stagnant.

And 4,000 lightning strikes were recorded on Sept. 8 in North Central Washington.

By the end of the month, 115,000 acres of forest and grassland had burned and residents were weary of breathing smoke — lots of smoke, enough to close Cashmere schools and prompt people of all breathing abilities to wear face masks.

Could it happen again?

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