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Winter Weather Advisory issued November 20 at 10:47PM PST until November 22 at 6:00AM PST by NWS

...HEAVY MOUNTAIN SNOW FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY... .A STRONG AND MOIST PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM WILL PASS THROUGH THE REGION FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY. SNOW LEVELS WILL RISE DURING THIS EVENT AS COLD ARCTIC AIR IS SCRUBBED OUT OF THE LOW ELEVATIONS BUT ABOVE 4000 FEET HEAVY ACCUMULATIONS ARE LIKELY. THE CASCADE VALLEYS MAINLY NORTH OF LAKE CHELAN AND THE OKANOGAN

Today

Hi34° Rain/Snow

Tonight

Lo34° Rain/Snow

Saturday

Hi45° Partly Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo33° Slight Chc Rain/Snow

Sunday

Hi43° Chance Rain/Snow

Sunday Night

Lo31° Slight Chc Showers

Monday

Hi41° Mostly Cloudy

Monday Night

Lo32° Slight Chc Rain

Tuesday

Hi43° Chance Rain

Tuesday Night

Lo35° Chance Rain

Coal questions and no answers

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“Unless we can stop these coal terminals from being built and keep our coal in the ground where it belongs, Washington state coal exports will be responsible for hastening the advance of climate change here at home and around the world,” said Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn in testimony before Congress Tuesday. Well, that’s the real issue, isn’t it? The proposal to export Powder River Basin coal to Asia from ports in Washington and Oregon is being fought by the environmental community nationwide, with all the power and fright it can muster. Many issues are raised, from the diesel exhaust and coal dust pollution from train after train after train, to traffic congestion and infrastructure overload and related economic disruption. Interesting issues, but small compared with the real concern: Burning coal for electricity, anywhere, contributes mightily to atmospheric greenhouse gases and climate change, so selling coal to China will increase worldwide greenhouse emissions and threaten the environment. Forbid China that coal, and leave it in the ground as McGinn suggests, and it won’t be burned, therefore greenhouse gas emissions will be less.

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