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Air Stagnation Advisory issued February 08 at 2:36PM PST until February 13 at 10:00AM PST by NWS

...AIR STAGNATION ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST SATURDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SPOKANE HAS ISSUED AN AIR STAGNATION ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST SATURDAY. * AIR QUALITY...LIGHT EAST WINDS AND A TEMPERATURE INVERSION WILL HEIGHTEN THE POTENTIAL FOR ELEVATED POLLUTION LEVELS IN CENTRAL

Tonight

Lo29° Patchy Fog

Tuesday

Hi43° Patchy Fog

Tuesday Night

Lo31° Patchy Fog

Wednesday

Hi44° Patchy Fog

Wednesday Night

Lo36° Chance Sprinkles

Thursday

Hi45° Mostly Cloudy

Thursday Night

Lo38° Slight Chance Showers

Friday

Hi45° Chance Rain

Friday Night

Lo37° Chance Rain

Saturday

Hi44° Slight Chance Rain

Recovery is big, but we can do it

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The horrible human disaster of the Carlton Complex fires weighs heavy on the people of the Methow Valley and Okanogan County, and that pressure may not lift fully for years. It is a disaster almost incomprehensible in scope — more than 300 houses destroyed, hundreds of outbuildings gone, untold lives torn apart.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has seen fit to declare it a major disaster and offer aid, for public agencies. There will be no FEMA grants as yet for individuals, who surely have suffered great losses. While we can lament that decision and hope for reversal, we have the gut feeling that in the long run it won’t really matter. There has to be a better way to rebuild a community than wait for federal grants. These efforts are best, most effective and most satisfying when they are local, when neighbor helps neighbor and friends help friends. As a matter of fact, the long-term recovery effort already has begun.

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