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Wind Advisory issued February 14 at 3:02PM PST until February 15 at 8:00AM PST by NWS

...LOCALLY WINDY TONIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING... .A STRONG WARM FRONT WILL PRODUCE WINDY CONDITIONS OVER SOUTHEAST WASHINGTON AND THE IDAHO PALOUSE LATE TONIGH INTO MONDAY MORNING. LOCALLY STRONG WIND GUSTS WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE AROUND WENATCHEE...CHELAN...AND WATERVILLE AS STRONG WINDS OVER THE CASCADE RIDGES HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO TRANSLATE DOWN TO THE GROUND

Tonight

Lo41° Mostly Cloudy

Washington's Birthday

Hi58° Mostly Sunny

Monday Night

Lo38° Mostly Cloudy

Tuesday

Hi54° Increasing Clouds

Tuesday Night

Lo39° Cloudy

Wednesday

Hi46° Rain Likely

Wednesday Night

Lo38° Rain Likely

Thursday

Hi44° Chance Showers

Thursday Night

Lo32° Mostly Cloudy

Friday

Hi44° Chance Rain

Drone aircraft provides aerial images of massive blaze

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GROVELAND, Calif. — The nation’s latest cutting-edge firefighting tool is now flying through the smoky skies above the Rim fire near Yosemite National Park: an unmanned drone aircraft that provides real-time imagery affording fire commanders a birds-eye view of the 300-square-mile blaze.

Incident Cmdr. Mike Wilkins requested the MQ-1 aircraft belonging to the California Air National Guard. The remotely piloted plane began flying last Wednesday. Unlike fixed-wing planes and helicopters, drones are not grounded at night or unable to fly in high winds or smoke. They fly at about 18,000 feet and cost about $800 an hour to operate.

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