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Winter Storm Watch issued January 16 at 3:40AM PST until January 18 at 10:00AM PST by NWS

...SIGNIFICANT ICE ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE FROM FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT... .A DEEP FETCH OF SUBTROPICAL MOISTURE NOSES INTO THE REGION STARTING TONIGHT AND LINGERS THROUGH MIDWEEK. THIS WARM, MOIST CONVEYOR BELT WILL OVERRUN A VERY COLD AIR MASS CURRENTLY IN PLACE BRINGING THE POTENTIAL FOR SEVERAL HOURS OF FREEZING RAIN, SLEET,

Overnight

Lo9° Isolated Flurries and Patchy Freezing Fog

M.L.King Day

Hi19° Slight Chance Wintry Mix and Patchy Freezing Fog

Monday Night

Lo16° Chance Wintry Mix

Tuesday

Hi29° Wintry Mix Likely

Tuesday Night

Lo26° Rain

Wednesday

Hi36° Rain

Wednesday Night

Lo29° Rain Likely then Slight Chance Rain

Thursday

Hi36° Cloudy

Thursday Night

Lo27° Slight Chance Rain/Snow

Friday

Hi34° Rain Likely

Natalie Kiirats

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Natalie Kiirats

September 29, 1914 ~ July 30, 2014

Natalie Kiirats died peacefully at home on July 30, 2014. She was born southwest of St. Petersburg, Russia on September 29, 1914, to Alexander and Selma (Toomberg) Filipov. With the outbreak of the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917, she and her parents moved to her mother’s homeland of Estonia. Natalie graduated from the University of Tartu with a degree in Economics and was a member of the Filiae Patriae sorority. She married Ilmar Kiirats, an attorney, on March 4, 1944 and soon afterwards, they left their families, friends, careers and belongings to escape the Communist takeover of Estonia. They fled west, staying ahead of the Soviet advancement. Their two daughters, Mall and Leena were born in Germany. The end of the war found the Kiirats family in the post-war British zone and in 1950, they settled in Grand Haven, MI. In 2004, she moved to Wenatchee, WA to be closer to her daughters.

She is survived by her daughters, Mall (Tom) Boyd of Leavenworth, WA and Leena (Doug) Der Yuen of Mercer Island, WA; grandchildren, Michael Boyd of Denver, CO, Katie Boyd of Whitefish, MT, Jennifer Der Yuen (Tim Katz) of San Francisco, CA, and Whitney Hemker (Tim) of Bellevue, WA; and a sister, Liida Kao of Tallinn, Estonia.

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