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Hydrologic Outlook issued February 13 at 2:55PM PST until February 14 at 10:00AM PST by NWS

...MILD, WET, AND BREEZY CONDITIONS MAY LEAD TO STREAM RISES... AN UNSETTLED WEATHER PATTERN WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE WEEKEND AND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK. EXPECT RISING SNOW LEVELS AND MILD TEMPERATURES LEADING TO MELTING OF THE MID AND LOW ELEVATION SNOW. THE SNOW MELT IN COMBINATION WITH RAIN MAY LEAD TO RISES ON MANY OF THE AREA`S STREAMS. TEMPERATURES ON MONDAY...TUESDAY AND

Tonight

Lo34° Rain Likely and Patchy Fog

Sunday

Hi47° Patchy Fog then Cloudy

Sunday Night

Lo39° Mostly Cloudy

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Hi56° Partly Sunny

Monday Night

Lo41° Mostly Cloudy

Tuesday

Hi54° Partly Sunny

Tuesday Night

Lo40° Mostly Cloudy

Wednesday

Hi47° Chance Showers

Wednesday Night

Lo38° Chance Rain

Thursday

Hi46° Slight Chance Showers

Area banks, credit unions perform well in first quarter

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Banks and credit unions in North Central Washington are generally in good financial shape, according to an independent firm that analyzes the performance of financial institutions nationwide.

Bauer Financial, based in Florida, reported this month that 12 of 18 NCW banks and credit unions snagged a five-star rating (out of five) based on performance in the first quarter of 2013. Rating factors included capital-risk ratio, assets, profitability, losses, investment portfolios, the institutions’ historical performance trends and other criteria.

Area ratings through March 31:

Five stars — Banner Bank, based in Walla Walla; Cashmere Valley Bank, Cashmere; Farmers State Bank, Winthrop; KeyBank, Cleveland, Ohio; North Cascades National Bank, Chelan; Peoples Bank, Lynden; Washington Trust Bank, Spokane; Wheatland Bank, Spokane; GESA Credit Union, Richland; Granco Credit Union, Ephrata; Numerica Credit Union, Spokane Valley; and Wenatchee Valley Credit Union, Wenatchee.

Four stars — Sterling Savings Bank, Spokane; US Bank, Cincinnati, Ohio; and Coulee Dam Credit Union, Coulee Dam.

Three-and-a-half stars — Bank of America, Charlotte, N.C.; JPMorgan Chase, Columbus, Ohio; and Wells Fargo Bank, Sioux Falls, N.D.

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