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Winter Storm Watch issued January 16 at 3:40AM PST until January 18 at 10:00AM PST by NWS

...SIGNIFICANT ICE ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE FROM FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT... .A DEEP FETCH OF SUBTROPICAL MOISTURE NOSES INTO THE REGION STARTING TONIGHT AND LINGERS THROUGH MIDWEEK. THIS WARM, MOIST CONVEYOR BELT WILL OVERRUN A VERY COLD AIR MASS CURRENTLY IN PLACE BRINGING THE POTENTIAL FOR SEVERAL HOURS OF FREEZING RAIN, SLEET,

Overnight

Lo9° Isolated Flurries and Patchy Freezing Fog

M.L.King Day

Hi19° Slight Chance Wintry Mix and Patchy Freezing Fog

Monday Night

Lo15° 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° Mostly Cloudy

Thursday Night

Lo27° Slight Chance Rain/Snow

Friday

Hi34° Rain Likely

Don Neil Woods

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Don Neil Woods

Pateros, WA

Don Neil Woods, 91, a longtime resident of Pateros, WA, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013. He was born to Sam R. Woods and Ora (Rice) Woods on October 29, 1921, in Gurdane, OR. Don grew up in Conconully, WA, graduating from Riverside High School in 1940, where he was Student Body President and Captain of the basketball team. He was an avid hunter into his 80’s. Don married the love of his life, Iva E. Freel, in 1941. They were happily married for 70 years. Iva preceded him in death on August 8, 2011. Don was a Foreman for Wagner Lumber Company in Twisp and at Pateros, WA. He later worked as a journeyman carpenter on Grand Coulee and Chief Joseph Dams, and many other large construction sites across Washington until he retired. Always a hard worker, he continued to maintain and operate rental houses throughout his retirement. Being civic minded, Don was an officer in community organizations such as Kiwanis, Chamber of Commerce, school board and Scouts. He was a volunteer firefighter for many years. He served as an Assistant Fire Chief and received a pension. Up to the challenge, he drove the Alaska Highway with his family during the early 1950’s, when it was little more than a primitive dirt road.

Don is survived by three children, Robert D. Woods of Lexington, KY, Jim R. Woods of Carlton, WA, and Kathleen I. Hurd of Burien, WA; and a brother, Arthur W. Woods of Escondido, CA. He is also survived by six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at Precht-Harrison-Nearents Chapel, 2547 Elmway, Okanogan, WA 98840 at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 18, 2013. Immediately following the Graveside Services at Okanogan Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery, a reception will be held at the Best Western Peppertree Inn, 820 Koala Drive, Omak, WA 98841. Condolences may be mailed to P.O. Box 335, Pateros, WA 98846. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to your local volunteer fire district or a charity of your choice. Precht-Harrison-Nearents Chapel is entrusted with the arrangements.

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