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Hydrologic Outlook issued February 11 at 6:14PM PST until February 13 at 10:00AM PST by NWS

...WARM, RAINY, AND WINDY CONDITIONS WILL LEAD TO STREAM RISES... A MORE UNSETTLED WEATHER PATTERN ARRIVES THIS WEEKEND BRINGING RAINS AND WARM TEMPERATURES. MELTING MID AND LOW ELEVATION SNOW, IN COMBINATION WITH THE RAINS, WILL LEAD TO RISES ON MANY OF THE AREA`S STREAMS. MONDAY AND TUESDAY ARE FORECAST TO BRING EVEN WARMER TEMPERATURES ALONG WITH WARM WINDS WHICH WILL INCREASE THE

Today

Hi44° Chance Showers and Areas Fog

Tonight

Lo33° Slight Chance Showers and Patchy Fog

Saturday

Hi46° Partly Sunny then Chance Showers

Saturday Night

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Sunday

Hi47° Slight Chance Rain

Sunday Night

Lo41° Slight Chance Rain

Washington's Birthday

Hi58° Partly Sunny

Monday Night

Lo43° Slight Chance Rain

Tuesday

Hi54° Mostly Cloudy

Tuesday Night

Lo38° Slight Chance Rain

Conservation in the long view

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Nothing is automatically good, or bad. That certainly applies to acquisition of private land by government for conservation purposes. Knee-jerk reaction and prejudice may guide our judgment. Short, narrow views can dominate. The long-term impacts are lost or not considered at all, and that is a mistake.

There is hope that everyone can move beyond a narrow and conflict-driven conversation over Fish and Wildlife land acquisitions in Okanogan County. Many residents and the county government for years have been suspicious of conservation land acquisition, or strongly opposed. They are suspicious of state motives and fearful that government purchase of private land will further reduce the tax base in a county already three quarters public land. The Wildlife Department says conservation, including land acquisition and the purchase of conservation easements, is crucial to its mission to preserve and protect wildlife and ecosystems.

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