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Flash Flood Watch issued August 22 at 2:45PM PDT until August 22 at 9:00PM PDT by NWS

...STORMS FRIDAY AFTERNOON MAY PRODUCE FLASH FLOODING OR MUD SLIDES OVER NORTH CASCADE BURN SCARS... .SLOW MOVING SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE TO DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY EVENING. LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN WILL BE POSSIBLE IN AREAS RECENTLY BURNED BY WILDFIRES...INCLUDING THE CARLTON... CHIWAUKUM...LITTLE BRIDGE

Late Afternoon

Hi80° Heavy Rain

Tonight

Lo61° Heavy Rain

Saturday

Hi83° Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo60° Partly Cloudy

Sunday

Hi82° Slight Chc Thunderstorms

Sunday Night

Lo62° Slight Chc Thunderstorms

Monday

Hi85° Mostly Sunny

Monday Night

Lo62° Mostly Clear

Tuesday

Hi89° Sunny

Tuesday Night

Lo64° Mostly Clear

Inslee fights the climate battle

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Gov. Jay Inslee Tuesday issued his long-awaited executive order to combat climate change by reducing emissions of greenhouse gases by the concerned-but-carbon-spewing people of Washington. It would be slightly unfair to point out the truth, that Inslee’s order will do almost nothing in and of itself to reduce our collective carbon gluttony or spare the atmosphere our excess.

First, the obvious — Washington produces only a micro-speck share of the world’s carbon emissions and therefore any sacrifice we make will be insignificant, inevitably. Second, Inslee proposes little direct action — another task force to study and recommend, state agencies ordered to “work with key utilities” or “promote strategies,” etc. Most proposals will require legislative approval or appropriation to do anything at all, which makes their future automatically dubious.

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