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Air Stagnation Advisory issued December 18 at 10:46AM PST until December 19 at 12:00PM PST by NWS

..LIGHT WINDS AND INVERSIONS WILL PERSIST THROUGH MUCH OF THE WORKWEEK. THIS WILL LEAD TOWARD STAGNANT AIR CONDITIONS OVER MUCH OF CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST WASHINGTON. ...AIR STAGNATION ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PST FRIDAY... * AIR QUALITY...LIGHT WINDS AND STABLE CONDITIONS WILL INCREASE

This Afternoon

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Lo33° Partly Cloudy

Oil prices slide still lower as European economy drifts

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NEW YORK — The price of fell to near $93 today after disappointing economic growth figures in Europe, with the 17-country eurozone languishing in its longest recession to date.

By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark oil for June delivery was down 94 cents to $93.27 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

New figures released today showed the eurozone’s economy continued to contract in the first quarter, keeping it in recession for a sixth consecutive quarter. Although Germany avoided recession, its 0.1 percent quarterly growth was weak, while France fell into recession.

Oil prices have also been under pressure since the International Energy Agency on Tuesday raised its forecast for U.S. oil production while cutting its prediction for global crude demand.

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