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Hydrologic Outlook issued February 12 at 3:18PM PST until February 14 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...SOME NEAR RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES...ALONG

This Afternoon

Hi44° Rain Likely

Tonight

Lo35° Rain Likely then Chance Rain

Sunday

Hi47° Slight Chance Rain

Sunday Night

Lo39° Slight Chance Rain

Washington's Birthday

Hi58° Partly Sunny

Monday Night

Lo41° Mostly Cloudy

Tuesday

Hi58° Mostly Cloudy

Tuesday Night

Lo41° Slight Chance Rain

Wednesday

Hi49° Chance Rain

Wednesday Night

Lo39° Chance Rain

Winthrop accepts gift of new park

WINTHROP — Well-known benefactors have offered to buy a building in the middle of downtown Winthrop, tear it down and develop it into a riverfront park. Jim and Gaye Pigott then plan to donate it to the town.

Sunset Highway bigfoot

Bigfoot hobbyist Steve Kelley, East Wenatchee, fine tunes the face of "Snowfoot" on Monday from his truck's tailgate, near 33rd Street along Sunset Highway. Kelley spent about 10 hours building the 8-foot not-so-abominable snowman. Yet he did it all for his grandson, Kaelan Bedford, 7, of Missouri, and will send the boy a photograph of his creation.

Fireworks ban opponents warn lawmakers against acting in fear

WENATCHEE — Opponents of a bill that would waive the one-year waiting period for cities and counties to ban fireworks sales in emergency situations say lawmakers shouldn’t make decisions based on fear stemming from last year’s record-breaking fire season.
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Guided winter family events

Update: an earlier version of this article included the Plain Valley Nordic Ski Trails Learn to Ski Day. This event took place on Jan. 7 and 9, not Jan. 24.
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Rare owl killed near Brewster

BREWSTER — Northwest birdwatchers are lamenting the suspicious death of a rare Northern hawk owl in Brewster Saturday.

East Wenatchee weighing snow removal options

EAST WENATCHEE — Following considerably heavier snows than last winter, East Wenatchee Mayor Steven Lacy heard several complaints about snow removal, particularly the slow service in residential areas.
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Rowing on the sunny side

A rower makes his way into the Wenatchee River confluence area on the Columbia River Wednesday morning as the sun peeks through the clouds.

Chance of snow decreases on Wednesday

WENATCHEE — One to two inches of heavy, wet snow fell in the Wenatchee area Tuesday night and forecasters predicted a 50 percent chance of snow for the rest of the day.
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Grant PUD’s general manager to step down

EPHRATA — Grant PUD General Manager Tony Webb Tuesday proposed a pre-retirement succession plan that would have him step down by mid-2016, but remain on staff, so the utility’s top financial manager can take his place.

Coping workshops offered

OKANOGAN — Okanogan County residents who want to be better prepared to provide emotional support during a crisis or disaster are invited to attend a free workshop in Okanogan or Nespelem in late January.