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I-84 accidents just south of Pendleton Thursday-Eastbound lanes
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I-84 Eastbound From Pendleton to Baker City Now Open But Conditions Still Hazardous

The eastbound lanes of I-84 near Pendleton are now open, but the roads are still slick.

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Poor air quality from fires cancels events
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Poor Air Quality Cancels Events in Walla Walla Thursday

Because of poor air quality from wildfires, several high school events in Walla Walla are cancelled.

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Mario Tama, Getty Images
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Raw Videos Show the Power of Hurricane Isaac [VIDEOS]

Despite recently weakening to a tropical storm, the catastrophic effects of Hurricane Isaac continue through Wednesday afternoon. The storm has dumped more than ten inches of rain across the area and left at least 725,000 homes without power.

Maegan Murray
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Another Record Hot Day in the Basin

It’s going to be another record hot day in the Columbia Basin, make you you stay properly hydrated. Also make sure your pets have plenty of water and somewhere shady to cool off. Check out this compilation of people fainting

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Algae explosion affecting irrigation customers
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Losing Irrigation Pressure? Thank The Department Of Ecology

The blistering heat in the Mid-Columbia has brought with it more than just sun burns.

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Ridiculously High Record Temperatures Felt in the Columbia Basin

Yesterday at 5 p.m. it was 103 in the shade at my home in Kennewick. According to the local news it was only two degrees from breaking the record set in 1990. I looked out in my yard and the squirrels were so hot they couldn’t even move.

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2 inch hail hits Heppner
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Two-Inch-Wide Hailstones Fall on Heppner, OR [VIDEO]

You probably heard about the severe weather that roared through Eastern Oregon Tuesday.

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are you smarter than the weatherman?
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Are You Smarter Than The Weatherman? Tri-Cities Weather History (QUIZ)

The recent blast of hot weather,  with a few records being broken here and there made us wonder - how well do YOU know Mother Nature here in the Mid-Columbia?

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fire danger high in mid columbia
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Fire Danger Extremely High in Much of Washington

With the recent blast of hot weather, the fire danger in the the northwest and eastern parts of Washington State is 'extremely high.'  Authorities say at least one blaze was human caused.

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fire season is here in pacific NW
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Wildfire Season Hits Pacific Northwest – The Dalles – Are You Ready? (VIDEO)

Colorado isn't the only place suffering from wildfires this summer.  66 homes have been burned in a blaze in Idaho, and one close to home near the Dalles.

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