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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

Overnight

Lo29° Partly Cloudy

Tuesday

Hi45° Mostly Sunny

Tuesday Night

Lo31° Patchy Fog

Wednesday

Hi43° Patchy Fog then Mostly Cloudy

Wednesday Night

Lo34° Mostly Cloudy

Thursday

Hi42° Slight Chance Rain

Thursday Night

Lo36° Chance Rain

Friday

Hi44° Chance Rain

Friday Night

Lo36° Chance Rain

Saturday

Hi52° Mostly Sunny

Our Olympians

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As the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, gear up in full force we pause to point with pride — more than a quarter of the United States cross-county ski team hails from North Central Washington. These superb world-class athletes were born, raised and refined in the hotbed of American Nordic skiing — here.

More specifically, three members were sprung by the Methow Valley and its superb cross-country ski trails and facilities. Sadie Bjornsen is a 24-year-old sprint specialist. Brother Erik Bjornsen is a 22-year-old on the rise. Brian Gregg is a 29-year-old strong at long distances, making his debut on the national team. All three were raised near Winthrop and developed their skills in the Methow’s youth racing program and on its fantastic 120 miles of ski trail. Torin Koos, a Leavenworth native, at 33 the grizzled veteran and sprint specialist, makes his fourth Olympic team, and calls the Wenatchee Valley home. He is the reigning U.S. national freestyle sprint champion, his sixth national title.

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