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Hydrologic Outlook issued January 17 at 12:00AM PST until January 17 at 6:00PM PST by NWS

...Rain and snowmelt may cause localized flooding issues this week... A change in the weather pattern this week will bring above freezing temperatures to much of the region and the potential for significant rainfall to far eastern Washington and the Idaho Panhandle. With widespread low elevation snow across the Inland

Overnight

Lo10° Slight Chance Wintry Mix and Patchy Freezing Fog

Tuesday

Hi21° Wintry Mix

Tuesday Night

Lo20° Freezing Rain

Wednesday

Hi32° Rain/Freezing Rain

Wednesday Night

Lo29° Wintry Mix Likely then Slight Chance Snow

Thursday

Hi36° Cloudy

Thursday Night

Lo27° Slight Chance Rain/Snow

Friday

Hi34° Rain

Friday Night

Lo26° Rain/Snow

Saturday

Hi35° Chance Rain

Federal funding to boost solar installations

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OLYMPIA — A $2 million federal grant to help ease installation of rooftop solar panels has brightened hopes of photovoltaic fans across Washington and Oregon.

This funding will help reduce red tape, increase opportunities for businesses and cut energy costs for thousands of households,” said Washington Governor Jay Inslee.

The funding from the U.S. Department of Energy will be administered by the state Department of Commerce.

The state has already streamlined solar permitting for homeowners and builders by presenting standardized codes and regulations for solar installations, said a Commerce press release. In the last year, four cities — Ellensburg, Seattle, Bellevue and Edmonds — have adopted the new codes.

The DOE award includes funding to support 10 more cities or towns to adopt the solar codes to become “Northwest Solar Communities,” said the release.

For more info, visit nwsolarcommunities.org or eere.energy.gov/solarchallenge.

 

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