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Freeze warning overnight Friday 13th into Saturday morning (National Weather Service)
Freeze warning overnight Friday 13th into Saturday morning (National Weather Service)
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Friday 13th Also Bringing Freeze Warning Overnight, Tri-Cities-Columbia Basin

If you've got the outdoor plants, garden, etc, you might want to cover them or just let Mother Nature finish what the fall temps have started.

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Kevin Roylance Photography
Kevin Roylance Photography
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Wednesday Was The Coldest Day in Tri-Cities Since 1983

Yesterday went down in the history books as the coolest day on record since 1983 for Tri-Cities

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WOW! It Didn’t Last Long, But the Downpour in Pasco Was Epic! [VIDEO]

Most of the time, we're used to this in spring, especially May, even June. Periodic downpours that leave the gutters straining to hold the water.

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Farmer’s Almanac Says We’ll Get Thunderstorms This Month

If we do get any lightning, let's hope there's enough rain on top of it!

According to the Old Farmer's Almanac:

Sep 8-14: Isolated t-storms, warm; Sep 15-22: Sunny, cool; Sep 23-30: Sunny north, t-storms south; warm

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Car interior air filter, worth checking to see if clean (Amazon.com)
Car interior air filter, worth checking to see if clean (Amazon.com)
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All That Smoke, Soot Could Mess With Your Cars Filters-Engine and HVAC

Especially for those who have sensitive lungs, or respiratory issues, checking, cleaning or replacing your vehicle's filters might not be a bad idea.

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(courtesy of Brian Myrick  Ellensburg Daily Record Newspaper)
(courtesy of Brian Myrick Ellensburg Daily Record Newspaper)
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Where’s the Smoke Coming From Now?

A new fire sparked over the weekend along the Snake river corridor in the Pomeroy area which is North East of Tri-Cities

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Our air quality not doing so well (Washington Smoke Information website)
Our air quality not doing so well (Washington Smoke Information website)
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Eastern WA Has Worst Air in County Right Now, Say Experts

According to various sources, the air quality in Eastern Washington, North Idaho and Northeast Oregon is among the worst in the entire U.S., due to smoke from those British Columbia fires and others. On the map, yellow is moderate, orange not very good, and red is 'put on a mask and stay indoors..'

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California Power Grid Strained By Heat Wave
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Summer Record for Electricity Use Broken 3 Days in a Row!

It's. Been. HOT! But you knew that. But you may not have know that the Bonneville Power Administration's record for peak summertime electricity consumption three days in a row...

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BC Smoke over Washington state Tuesday afternoon (Washington Smoke Information)
BC Smoke over Washington state Tuesday afternoon (Washington Smoke Information)
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Here’s How Our Smoke Rolled Into Tri-Cities [Satellite Images)

By way of the Environmental Protection Agency, and the website Washington Smoke Information, here's what it looked like from above when all that smoke from Canada and other Northwest fires rolled in. These photos are time lapse from Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday morning.

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Post-Flare Loops Erupt From Suns Surface
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WARNING! BIG Week of Heat Coming to Columbia Basin

We're used to hot weather in the Mid-Columbia, but here comes the first real big heat wave.

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