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Fire Danger very high in region at least through next Tuesday
Fire Danger very high in region at least through next Tuesday (Franklin County Fire District 3)
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Benton County, Mid-Columbia Fire Danger Remains Extreme – Despite Cooler Temps

Just because we're not blasting 105 on the mercury doesn't mean things aren't tinder dry outside.

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Kittitas County's largest irrigator ceases operations
Kittitas County's largest irrigator ceases operations (Photo by Brent Stirton/Reportage for Getty Images.)
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Drought Claims First Irrigation “Victim” – Kittitas County Shuts Off Water

The largest irrigation system in Kittitas County (which includes the cities of Ellensburg, Thorpe, and Cle Elum) has announced they will cease water deliveries for the rest of the 2015 season, due to extreme drought conditions.

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Kennewick Irrigation District
Kennewick Irrigation District (KID)
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No More Extra ‘Spot Watering’ for KID Irrigation Customers – Water Levels Plummet

Wednesday, the Kennewick Irrigation District issued the word that spot watering will no longer be permitted for it's residential customers.

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Fire near Vantage closes I-90 Monday
Fire near Vantage closes I-90 Monday (WSDOT)
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Fire Closes Part of I-90 near Vantage Monday

A brush fire broke out near I-90 by Vantage, and the freeway was closed midday for some time.

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A little more water available in Yakima River
A little more water available in Yakima River (Bureau of Reclamation)
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Good News for Kennewick Lawns! Yakima River Rises Slightly

With the breath of fresh air that's come in the last few days, it's provided some much needed relief for the Kennewick Irrigation District and some other irrigators.

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New burning restrictions in place in Eastern Washington now
New burning restrictions in place in Eastern Washington now (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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New Burn Ban Restrictions Go Into Effect in Eastern Washington

Due to the extreme drought and fire danger East of the Cascades, more fire restrictions are now in effect.

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Lack of snow will hurt mountain water reserves
Lack of snow will hurt mountain water reserves (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
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Another El Nino Winter Very Likely, Say Northwest Weather Experts

If you're a fan of snow, like us, you will be disappointed.

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yakima river
yakima river (Bureau of Land Management)
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Yakima River Drops, More Irrigation Limitations Imposed

The record heat wave in the Columbia Basin is not helping the Kennewick Irrigation District or other water suppliers, new limitations have been placed on water use.

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How to Tell If It’s Too Hot to Walk Your Dog

With 100+ degree weather we're all struggling to give our kids and pets enough "outside time." But even if your animal has been cooped up all day, you could burn their feet by walking them when the asphalt is too hot.Here's how to tell:

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Hot Weather Literally Melting Highway 2 to Leavenworth

The asphalt between Monroe and Gold Bar west of Leavenworth is has been literally melting in the unseasonally-high temperatures.

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