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Flash Flood Watch issued July 22 at 7:01PM PDT until July 23 at 11:00PM PDT by NWS

...HEAVY RAINFALL MAY LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING ALONG THE EAST SLOPES OF THE NORTHERN CASCADES... .A BAND OF MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP IN THE CASCADES FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING INTO THE AFTERNOON. THIS BAND WILL ALSO CONTAIN SOME EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS WITH LOCALLY HEAVIER RAINFALL RATES THAT COULD LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING.

Today

Hi75° Heavy Rain

Tonight

Lo58° Heavy Rain

Thursday

Hi73° Slight Chc Showers

Thursday Night

Lo59° Breezy

Friday

Hi83° Sunny

Friday Night

Lo61° Mostly Clear

Saturday

Hi88° Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo67° Clear

Sunday

Hi95° Sunny

Sunday Night

Lo73° Clear

The cataclysm 100 years ago

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Just a century. In the grand scheme, not so long ago. In 1914 people saw or drove automobiles, worked on farms or in factories, went to movies, occasionally talked on the telephone. Perhaps they had seen an airplane fly overhead. The grandfathers of people you know were strapping young men in 1914, full of ambition and strength. The grandmothers of people you know were young women ready to rise to a new role in a new world. We knew them well. Much is shared in our collective memories.

This first working day of the year it may be worthwhile to consider the past. You read every year of centenaries, the 100th anniversary of this or that. It’s mostly stock stuff for journalists looking for something to do. But this year, 2014, you may be overwhelmed by the recounting of momentous events of a century ago, when began the great cataclysm of European civilization, the beginning of conflict that would last, with respite, until 1945. Or, 1991, if you consider the standoff between East and West and threatened annihilation to be the result of events that began in 1914. The dead, military and civilian, from the first and second world wars top 100 million.

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