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Storm causes widespread power outages through Thanksgiving Day

Storm causes widespread power outages through Thanksgiving Day

By Ann McCreary
Widespread, scattered power outages that began on Nov. 25 due to wet, heavy snow kept utility crews working throughout the Thanksgiving holiday last week and left many people without power for more than two days.
Weather station will be reactivated at Methow Valley State Airport

Weather station will be reactivated at Methow Valley State Airport

By Ann McCreary
At the request of pilots using the Methow Valley State Airport, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will reactivate a weather reporting station this winter. WSDOT, which operates the airport, began working last year to reactivate a decommissioned, privately owned weather reporting system for use at the airport, which...
Autumn rains not likely to cause floods, slides

Autumn rains not likely to cause floods, slides

By Ann McCreary
The arrival of autumn rain this week doesn’t carry the significant potential for floods and mudslides that comes with sudden summer thunderstorms in a burn-scarred environment, according to a National Weather Service (NWS) hydrologist. Methow Valley residents discovered just how devastating thunderstorms following wildfires …
North Cascades snow conditions are hazardous

North Cascades snow conditions are hazardous

Officials at the North Cascades National Park Service Complex are recommending that, because of hazardous snow conditions in the North Cascades, potential backcountry visitors should approach spring climbing routes with heightened awareness and training during the next several weeks. In a press release, park managers suggested that the backcountry users contact the Wilderness Information Center...
Welcome to winter — at last

Welcome to winter 
— at last

By Ann McCreary
You know all those winter storms battering the Midwest and East Coast that we’ve been hearing about here in the Pacific Northwest? “Those were our storms,” according to
Arctic blast expected to bring sub-zero temperatures

Arctic blast expected to bring sub-zero temperatures

By Ann McCreary
Bitterly cold arctic air is expected to keep temperatures in the Methow Valley about 20 to 30 degrees below normal until the weekend, with wind chill factors in …