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Winter Weather Advisory issued December 05 at 8:52AM PST until December 06 at 7:00AM PST by NWS

...SNOW RETURNING DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING COMMUTE... .A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL SPREAD SNOW ACROSS PARTS OF EASTERN WASHINGTON STARTING THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING. ALTHOUGH THE OVERALL QUANTITY OF EXPECTED SNOW IS NOT LARGE THE TIME OF DAY WHEN THE HIGHER INTENSITY SNOWFALL OCCURS WILL COMPLICATE THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING COMMUTE.

Today

Hi32° Scattered Snow Showers then Snow Showers

Tonight

Lo23° Snow Showers then Chance Snow Showers

Tuesday

Hi30° Slight Chance Snow Showers then Mostly Sunny

Tuesday Night

Lo13° Mostly Clear

Wednesday

Hi23° Mostly Sunny

Wednesday Night

Lo14° Mostly Cloudy

Thursday

Hi24° Snow Likely

Thursday Night

Lo20° Snow Likely

Friday

Hi32° Chance Snow

Friday Night

Lo25° Chance Snow Showers

National forest parking free on Veterans Day

WENATCHEE — Parking at most picnic areas, trailheads and boat launches on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest will be free on Friday in honor of Veterans Day.

Cantwell gets an earful on wildfire issues

CHELAN — Chelan and Douglas county leaders had plenty of concerns about wildfire response, and ideas for how to be better prepared, at a roundtable discussion with U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., in Chelan on Monday.

Colorful count

McLain Johnson and Hannah Coe with the state Department of Fish and Wildlife count dead fish and fish "redds," or nests, on the Wenatchee River near Peshastin on Oct. 25. Every week from August into November, they make the trip collecting data on summer Chinook salmon.
Storms are are expected to continue rolling in from the Gulf of Alaska to Washington state through the week.

Mudslides possible with Wednesday’s rain

NCW — The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook for North Central Washington on Wednesday, warning of mudslides as steady rain falls on already saturated land burned by wildfires.

Feds begin meeting tour on salmon-protection plans

WENATCHEE — The three federal agencies tasked with helping devise the latest plan to manage federal dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers launched a two-month roster of public-outreach presentations here Monday.

Wenatchee native Paton takes third at National Championships

SNOESHOE MOUNTAIN, W.Va. — Cole Paton on Saturday took third the men’s club cross-country mountain bike championships held in West Virginia. Paton, who currently attends Fort Lewis College, finished behind only Colorado Mesa University’s Eivind Roed and University of Vermont’s Nicholas Lando. 

Rescuers help lost, injured hunters

CONCONULLY — Rescuers who were stymied by too many downed trees on Tuesday reached an injured hunter north of Conconully Wednesday with the help of two volunteers with chainsaws.

See an elk? Report it!

NCW — If you see an elk, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife wants to know about it. And if you see one that's dead or limping, they really want to know about it.

NCW steelhead fishing cancelled due to low numbers

NCW — The state has banned steelhead fishing in all of North Central Washington for the first time in 15 years due to a steelhead run that's about a third of its average size.
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On golden path

Under a canopy of leaves, Navarre Leroy of Leavenworth, walks her dog Lily along the Bear Trail near Enchantment Park in Leavenworth Tuesday afternoon. 

Flash flood watch in effect for parts of NCW

NCW — The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for late tonight through Thursday evening, when moderate to heavy rain is forecast to move in.
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New trails proposed for No. 2 Canyon

WENATCHEE — The U.S. Forest Service wants to build almost 25 miles of new non-motorized trails and improve another 10 miles of trails built by mountain bikers to connect No. 2 Canyon with the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust’s Sage Hills and Horse Lake Reserve trails.
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Serious rain coming, but nothing too extreme

WENATCHEE — Say goodbye to sunny skies and frosty mornings. Grab a book or gear up for TV football. That rain moving in overnight is going to be with us awhile. And it's going to be considerable.

Forest Service announces summer job process

WENATCHEE — People interested in working for the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest next summer should plan to submit an application at usajobs.gov during the week of Nov. 15-21.

U.S. is ready to begin River Treaty talks with Canada

WASHINGTON D.C. — The U.S. State Department has authorized talks to begin with Canada to modernize a landmark treaty with Canada that governs Columbia River operations for flood control and hydropower generation.

Firefighter numbers expected to jump in 2017

WENATCHEE — The future of firefighting in Chelan and Douglas counties is looking brighter this fall, thanks to two federal grants and one levy lid-lift.

Study recommends new safety features on Highway 20

NCW — A study prompted by a high number of motorcycle fatalities on Highway 20 between Marblemount and Okanogan recommends new warning signs, wider pavement and other safety measures at seven locations.