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Hydrologic Outlook issued January 17 at 12:00AM PST until January 17 at 6:00PM PST by NWS

...Rain and snowmelt may cause localized flooding issues this week... A change in the weather pattern this week will bring above freezing temperatures to much of the region and the potential for significant rainfall to far eastern Washington and the Idaho Panhandle. With widespread low elevation snow across the Inland


Lo10° Slight Chance Wintry Mix


Hi21° Wintry Mix Likely

Tuesday Night

Lo20° Freezing Rain


Hi32° Rain/Freezing Rain

Wednesday Night

Lo29° Wintry Mix Likely then Slight Chance Snow


Hi36° Cloudy

Thursday Night

Lo27° Slight Chance Rain/Snow


Hi34° Rain

Friday Night

Lo26° Rain/Snow


Hi35° Chance Rain


NCW’s young chefs face off for Top Chef title

WINTHROP — After 20 minutes of prep and 35 minutes of competition with some tense moments, the roomful of supporters joined in the countdown from 10 to zero while three high school teams readied for the final buzzer.

Art of Community | We can address the wildfire issue in NCW

It is remarkable how a small group of committed individuals in North Central Washington have changed the conversation in the state and in Washington, D.C., about what we can collectively do to address the wildfire threat in NCW.

Cause of Friday outage still under investigation

WENATCHEE — No obvious cause has yet been found for the day-long power outage that initially affected about 2,000 Chelan County PUD customers in central Wenatchee Friday, one of the coldest days of this winter season.

Weather Service issues ice storm warning

NCW — Freezing rain, ice, and rain or snow. It's all in the mix of possible weather for Tuesday and Wednesday in North Central Washington. And no matter what we get, driving could be treacherous.

Game day at Pybus

AmeriCorps volunteers Taylor Belisle, left and Jean Littlefield play a game of Sequence with Payton Gandee, 12 of Wenatchee. They were attending a “Game Day,” at Pybus Public Market on Monday. AmeriCorps volunteers also were on hand for tutoring. 

Flu kills elderly NCW resident

EAST WENATCHEE — one Chelan County resident in their 90s has died as a result of contracting the flu, The Chelan-Douglas Health District says.
Downtown apartment fire

Downtown apartment fire forces evacuations

WENATCHEE — About 15 to 20 downtown apartments at Wenatchee Avenue and First Street were evacuated early Monday morning after an apartment caught fire above Cycle Central bike shop.

Trump attacks civil rights leader who questioned his election win

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President-elect Donald Trump began a long holiday weekend that honors slain black civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. by attacking another rights activist and politician who had said he doesn’t see Trump as a “legitimate president.”

EPA denies $1 billion-plus in claims from toxic Colorado mine spill

DENVER — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday denied $1.2 billion in claims for economic losses stemming from a 2015 toxic wastewater spill accidentally triggered by the agency at a defunct Colorado mine, that fouled waterways in three states.

Man arrested in slaying of Saudi college student in Wisconsin

A suspect has been arrested, police said on Friday, in the slaying of a University of Wisconsin student from Saudi Arabia who was reported to have been fatally beaten outside a pizzeria in the college town of Menomonie in late October.
Ice carving at Winterfest

Cold-weather carvers

CHELAN — John Hatcher, left, and James Stugart work Saturday on their carving of a Cerberus — the three-headed dog said to guard Hades — at the Lake Chelan Winterfest in Chelan.

Health systems feel impact of sharp upswing in flu cases

CENTRALIA —Health officials at the Washington State Department of Health are reminding the public influenza season is in full swing and all indicators show a large increase in the number of cases, hospitalizations and deaths over the past several weeks.