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Flash Flood Watch issued August 20 at 3:51PM PDT until August 22 at 9:00PM PDT by NWS

...STORMS ON FRIDAY MAY PRODUCE FLASH FLOODING OR MUD SLIDES OVER NORTH CASCADE BURN SCARS... .SLOW MOVING SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED ON FRIDAY OVER THE NORTH WASHINGTON CASCADES. LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN WILL BE A POSSIBILITY IN AREAS RECENTLY BURNED BY WILDFIRES...INCLUDING THE CARLTON, CHIWAUKUM, LITTLE BRIDGE CREEK, DUNCAN, MILLS CREEK,

Overnight

Lo61° Mostly Clear

Thursday

Hi83° Sunny

Thursday Night

Lo58° Slight Chc Thunderstorms

Friday

Hi80° Chance Showers

Friday Night

Lo59° Chance Showers

Saturday

Hi83° Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo58° Mostly Clear

Sunday

Hi84° Mostly Sunny

Sunday Night

Lo64° Partly Cloudy

Monday

Hi86° Sunny

A lesson on the outdoor economy

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In the Wenatchee Valley, we take it for granted that Washingtonians rely on our natural surroundings both for our quality of life and for building strong businesses. It is easy to accept as a given because we live in such a scenic area, but it is gratifying to see a governor in Olympia taking note as well.

Gov. Jay Inslee recently launched a blue-ribbon task force on outdoor recreation that will provide such a reminder, transforming the statewide conversation around this critical industry. Thanks, Governor, for bringing this economic conversation down to earth.

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