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Flash Flood Watch issued July 22 at 12:53PM PDT until July 23 at 11:00PM PDT by NWS

...HEAVY RAINFALL MAY LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING ALONG THE EAST SLOPES OF THE NORTHERN CASCADES... .A BAND OF MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP IN THE CASCADES FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING INTO THE AFTERNOON. THIS BAND WILL ALSO CONTAIN SOME EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS WITH LOCALLY HEAVIER RAINFALL RATES POSSIBLE WITH FLASH FLOODING POSSIBLE. THUNDERSTORMS

Tonight

Lo63° Scattered Showers

Wednesday

Hi75° Heavy Rain

Wednesday Night

Lo59° Heavy Rain

Thursday

Hi74° Breezy

Thursday Night

Lo59° Mostly Clear

Friday

Hi85° Sunny

Friday Night

Lo62° Mostly Clear

Saturday

Hi90° Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo67° Clear

Sunday

Hi95° Sunny

Worm: Birds, bears, pears and perseverance

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Tiny mummy: Wenatchee window washer Kevin Miller was surprised to find a dead hummingbird on a Wenatchee Golf and Country Club house windowsill in East Wenatchee last month. It looked as though it was frozen in time, said Miller, who owns Clear Skeyes Window Washing. The bird was somehow perfectly preserved. Miller called a local taxidermist and Wenatchee Valley College biology Professor Dan Stephens to learn more about the rare find. He was told that the bird had probably got caught in the exterior window shade, panicked and died and then was quickly desiccated and mummified in the hot sun beaming on the window. They told him it was an extremely unusual occurrence. Miller had a taxidermist mount the bird on a stick as in flight and had photographer Chuck Strawn shoot a few photos before donating it to the Wenatchee River Institute for their teaching collection.

Bearly noticed: Finding fresh bear tracks along the Sage Hills trail Wednesday morning was a real treat for veteran foothills hiker and runner Welcome Sauer of Wenatchee. He spotted them within a couple of hundred yards of homes on a well-traveled stretch of trail, and believes bear visits to the trail itself don’t happen all that often.

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