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Emergency declaration for 20 Eastern WA counties (Getty Images)
Emergency declaration for 20 Eastern WA counties (Getty Images)
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Gov. Inslee Blames Wildfires on ‘Climate Change’

As part of his declaration of emergency for some 20 Eastern Washington counties experiencing raging wildfires, Gov. Inslee didn't hesitate to slip in a statement about how he feels about his environmental agenda.

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Mark Ingalls, Tri-Cities Weather
Mark Ingalls, Tri-Cities Weather
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Are April Showers on the Way? Don’t Count on It

We're a couple of days into April and I gotta say: even though there's wind today I am pretty pleased with how we have been treated by it so far...

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Alisha Sorensen, Infinite Series Photography
Alisha Sorensen, Infinite Series Photography
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Was February Really Unusually Warm?

Almost this entire month I've been thinking, "Wow, it seems really warm for February." But just how warm was it? Let's crunch the numbers from Pasco and see what we get.

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Mark Ingalls, Tri-Cities Weather
Mark Ingalls, Tri-Cities Weather
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Will Flooding in Yakima Affect Us?

Heavy rainfall along the east slopes of the Cascades coupled with higher temperatures has caused the Yakima River to overflow its banks in the Yakima area. Of course, the Yakima River flows through our area, and those along the river in Prosser, Benton City and West Richland are no strangers to the flooding, but what will happen this time around?

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Punxsutawney Phil Makes Annual Forecast On Groundhog Day
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The Groundhog Saw His Shadow, but Will He be Right?

We all know what Groundhog Day is. Every February 2nd we bring our friend Punxsutawney Phil out of his home in hopes that we will have some warm weather on the horizon, but he is not the only one we ask. There are Groundhog Day celebrations all around the country, so what do the other guys say?

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Is Phil the Groundhog an accurate predictor of weather? (Getty Images)
Is Phil the Groundhog an accurate predictor of weather? (Getty Images)
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How Accurate Is the Groundhog at Predicting Weather Anyway?

Punxsatawney Phil, who resides in Pennsylvania, is part of American folklore and tradition. For decades, many have 'based' their winter-into-spring plans upon whether he sees his shadow on February 2nd. But just how accurate is he anyway?

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WSDOT
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Top 10 Weather Events for 2015 in the Mid Columbia

The staff at National Weather Service (NWS) office over in Pendleton had a vote about the top ten weather events that affected our area.

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Stagnation alert continues (Townsquare media image)
Stagnation alert continues (Townsquare media image)
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Mid-Columbia Air Stagnation Alert Continues

We will have to put up with stale air til early Thursday, according to the National Weather Service, and Clean Air Authority.

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Oregon landslide near Highway - typical of hazard caused by rain (Oregon Department of Transportation)
Oregon landslide near Highway - typical of hazard caused by rain (Oregon Department of Transportation)
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All This Recent Rain Means Dangerous Landslides in Oregon

Due to the fires that ravaged many of Oregon's forest lands this summer (as well as Washington), the normal ground cover and trees that help secure the soil and prevent erosion are gone. That means our recent downpours could trigger deadly landslides.

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2011 Tour of California - Stage One
Freezing rain, snow and ice coming to our region (Getty Images)
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Winter Weather Warning Coming for SE Washington, NE Oregon

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for our region, starting tonight (Tuesday eve). It's important because while snowfall will be minimal, we are expecting freezing rain, with up to an inch accumulation...

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