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Tornado seen near Rattlesnake Mountain
Tornado seen near Rattlesnake Mountain (KNDU-TV- Mitchell Bemis Morford)
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What’s the Difference Between a Tornado and Dust Devil?

With the sighting of the first tornado in the Mid-Columbia this week since 2010 (that one was seen near Umatilla)  we wondered - what's the difference between the commonly seen Dust Devils and tornadoes?  The twister was seen near Rattlesnake Mountain Wednesday afternoon. (Photo courtesy of KNDU-TV-Michelle Bemis Morford).

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1-3 inches snow forecast, then freezing rain mix
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Snow Expected in Mid-Columbia – Drive Carefully! Check Our Website for School Closures

Not that we're any strangers to it, but after numerous "false" reports, it's actually happening.

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Workers Prepare MetLife Stadium For Superbowl XLVIII
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Could It Be a Super Bowl Saturday or Monday? — If Weather Bad Enough

It would be the first time in history, but it may happen if Mother Nature makes Giants Stadium unplayable.

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boiling water freezes
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People Throwing Boiling Water Into the Freezing Air

Last week, when the polar vortex descended and covered much of the country in frigid air, a lot of people tried out the old turn-boiling-water-into-mist trick.

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Winter storm Ion battering much of central, eastern U.S.
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Winter Blast Brings Record Snow + ‘Killer’ Weather to Central, Eastern U.S.

A winter blast is bringing record low temperatures in lower Central Canada, stretching across the Northern Central U.S. (from Minnesota and the Midwest) up through Pennsylvania, and across the Northeast and East Coast. Some are being recorded in Tennessee, Kentucky and Georgia. 

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Is Your House and Vehicle Prepared for the Extreme Cold?

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Warning for southeast Washington and northeast Oregon from 7 p.m. tonight until 10 a.m. Sunday.  Expect cloudy skies and gusty winds late this afternoon and overnight. The low will be around 5 degrees with wind chill factor of -12 to -25 degrees. This is a short list of ideas to keep you warm in your house and your vehicles running safely.

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Cold, plus wind equals wind chill
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So, Just How Cold Is It Going to Get Tonight, Tuesday Night In Tri-Cities? Wind Chill Explained

So, we hear so much about wind chill.   Our forecast is calling for breezy conditions Monday and Tuesday night, with lows near 25.   So what is the wind chill?

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What does Mother Nature have against canopies and umbrellas?
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Don’t We All Just LOVE the Wind in Mid-Columbia? Not Really! (PICTURE)

I bet you've had something like this happen in your yard when Mother Nature gets all puffed up!

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High fire danger issued for Lincoln County
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High Fire Danger Warning Issued for Lincoln County + Other Areas North of Tri-Cities

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources has issued high fire danger warnings due to hot dry weather.

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Watch Amazing Footage of Tri-Cities Downpour from Wednesday [VIDEO]

Wednesday the Tri-Cities saw a thunderstorm roll through in the afternoon around 4 p.m., and besides the thunder and lightning, we were treated to a blast of rain that left a 30-by-40-foot lake in our parking lot that was six inches deep, and had sheets of water pouring off the roof here at Townsquare Media

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