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Air Stagnation Advisory issued December 17 at 9:42AM PST until December 19 at 12:00PM PST by NWS

..LIGHT WINDS AND INVERSIONS WILL PERSIST THROUGH MUCH OF THE WORKWEEK. THIS WILL LEAD TOWARD STAGNANT AIR CONDITIONS OVER MUCH OF CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST WASHINGTON. ...AIR STAGNATION ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PST FRIDAY... * AIR QUALITY...LIGHT WINDS AND STABLE CONDITIONS WILL INCREASE

Overnight

Lo33° Patchy Fog

Thursday

Hi39° Chance Rain

Thursday Night

Lo33° Rain/Snow

Friday

Hi40° Chance Rain

Friday Night

Lo31° Rain/Snow Likely

Saturday

Hi38° Rain/Snow

Saturday Night

Lo32° Rain

Sunday

Hi40° Chance Rain

Sunday Night

Lo35° Mostly Cloudy

Monday

Hi43° 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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