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Winter Weather Advisory issued January 18 at 2:51PM PST until January 19 at 4:00AM PST by NWS

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 4 AM PST THURSDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SPOKANE HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR FREEZING RAIN...SLEET AND SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 4 AM PST THURSDAY. * LOCATIONS...MOSES LAKE, EPHRATA, OTHELLO, QUINCY, WENATCHEE,

This Afternoon

Hi27° Wintry Mix Likely

Tonight

Lo26° Wintry Mix Likely then Snow Likely

Thursday

Hi35° Chance Rain/Snow

Thursday Night

Lo24° Chance Rain/Snow

Friday

Hi31° Chance Rain/Snow

Friday Night

Lo26° Rain/Snow Likely then Snow Likely

Saturday

Hi30° Chance Rain/Snow

Saturday Night

Lo24° Chance Rain/Snow

Sunday

Hi33° Rain/Snow Likely

Sunday Night

Lo22° Slight Chance Snow

Firefighting efforts claim homeowner’s life

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CARLTON — A retired State Patrol trooper died late Saturday afternoon of an apparent heart attack while trying to save his Carlton-area home from fire.

Robert E. Koczewski, 67, died after working to save his house in rural Carlton, when he suffered what deputies think was a heart attack, said Frank Rogers, Okanogan County sheriff.

He and his wife had been fighting the fire for three days, digging fire lines and hauling water, doing whatever they could to save their home,” Rogers said.

Koczewski “was real close to law enforcement,” Rogers said. “We respected him. He was a great guy. It was a sad day for all of us.”

Rogers said the house was saved.

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