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Air Stagnation Advisory issued February 10 at 1:30PM PST until February 13 at 10:00AM PST by NWS

...AIR STAGNATION ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST SATURDAY... * AIR QUALITY...LIGHT WINDS AND A TEMPERATURE INVERSION WILL HEIGHTEN THE POTENTIAL FOR ELEVATED POLLUTION LEVELS IN CENTRAL WASHINGTON AND NORTHEAST WASHINGTON TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING. WEAK WEATHER DISTURBANCES WILL PASS THROUGH THE AREA

Tonight

Lo32° Patchy Fog then Slight Chance Rain and Patchy Fog

Thursday

Hi40° Rain and Patchy Fog

Thursday Night

Lo35° Rain then Chance Rain

Friday

Hi44° Chance Rain

Friday Night

Lo32° Chance Rain

Saturday

Hi45° Partly Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo33° Chance Rain

Sunday

Hi44° Chance Rain

Sunday Night

Lo38° Slight Chance Rain

Washington's Birthday

Hi54° Partly Sunny

Regulating trivia

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While we ponder how government regulation might lower our risk from flood, landslide, avalanche, volcanic eruption and raging fire, it is deeply comforting to know the federal government has stepped in to save us from the hazards of unpruned lavender.

You may have read the federal department of Housing and Urban Development recently audited the city of Wenatchee’s public buildings to ensure compliance and that conditions violated no one’s civil rights. The list of required corrections was truly astonishing, with the lavender threat foremost among them. Lavender can bloom, and lavender blooms attract bees, and bees unintentionally provoked can sting, and stings can be dangerous or even fatal, and so we assume the bushes at Wenatchee’s Public Works Building are a threat to the allergic, and a federal concern. So too is the slope of three parking spaces that must be lessened by 0.07 percent, or the opening pressure on the front door, or the spout height at the City Hall drinking fountain, or the “unstable grass” at a bus stop.

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