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Ice Storm Warning issued January 16 at 3:32PM PST until January 18 at 4:00PM PST by NWS

...LIGHT ICING POSSIBLE TUESDAY MORNING AND AFTERNOON. HEAVY ICE AND SNOW ACCUMULATIONS EXPECTED TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY... .SEVERAL ROUNDS OF MOISTURE OVERRUN THE VERY COLD AIR MASS IN PLACE. THE FIRST ROUND ARRIVES TUESDAY MORNING NEAR THE CASCADES AND SPREADS EAST LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. THIS WILL BE LIGHT BUT ALSO IN THE FORM OF SLEET...FREEZING RAIN...AND SNOW. HEAVIER

Tonight

Lo10° Slight Chance Wintry Mix and Patchy Freezing Fog

Tuesday

Hi26° Wintry Mix

Tuesday Night

Lo24° Freezing Rain

Wednesday

Hi33° Rain/Freezing Rain

Wednesday Night

Lo30° Wintry Mix Likely then Slight Chance Snow

Thursday

Hi37° Slight Chance Snow then Cloudy

Thursday Night

Lo28° Cloudy

Friday

Hi35° Rain Likely

Friday Night

Lo26° Snow Likely

Saturday

Hi34° Chance Rain/Snow

Grant County jobless rate improves as ag workforce grows

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YAKIMA — A steep spike in seasonal ag workers and gains in related industries helped push Grant County’s unemployment rate down to 7.9 percent in June, a 0.2 percent drop from one year ago.

Much of the improvement came from a jump of 2,150 ag jobs over last year, when cool temperatures delayed fruit harvests, and ongoing packing and trucking from a harvest that stretched last year into late October.

The state Employment Security Department released Grant County job numbers Monday. Chelan and Douglas county numbers were released last week, and Okanogan County numbers are expected Aug. 9.

Sectors showing gains were packing and trucking (280 jobs) and manufacturing (10 jobs), mostly on the strength of an expansion by 50-employee Aviation Technical Services to Moses Lake from Everett.

Most other sectors were flat or in decline, with data center employment falling 3.4 percent (40 jobs) from June 2012.

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