Weather

Summer’s First Heat Wave Arrives Today

Heat and smoke – something we’re unfortunately familiar with in NCW during the summer months. But so far this year we’ve avoided both, until this week. Marcus Bellissimo breaks it down.

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Chelan Watershed Okay As Drought Worsens For Okanogan, Yakima

Last month, the state expanded the drought emergency that was declared in April and now includes a total of 27 watersheds, including Wenatchee, Entiat and Chelan. But while some watersheds like the Okanogan and Upper Yakima are already feeling the pinch, KOHO’s Chelan Correspondent Jeff Conwell reports the Chelan watershed is fairing okay.

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It’s Not Summer Yet, But This Week Sure Feels Like It

Forecasters say people in much of the Pacific Northwest should prepare for warmer than normal temperatures this week with highs into the 90s in some areas. The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory from noon today through tomorrow night. And although we can expect temperatures to cool off next week, they’ll still remain…

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Late-Week Heat Could Soar To Record Levels Across Pacific Northwest

An already mild stretch in the Pacific Northwest will kick into another gear late this week as temperatures soar near-to or at record levels. The upcoming heat will have warm weather fans rejoicing, but can put a strain on some residents who are not yet accustomed to such high temperatures this early in the year.…

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Garden Guru – Wind, Weather, Potted Gardens

Scott Parsons is your Garden Guru and joins us every Tuesday during the growing season to help us green our thumbs. In Episode 8, Parsons talks about some cool overnight temps this week in the Upper Wenatchee Valley, ways to keep the wind at bay and getting your “potted garden” ready on your deck or…

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This Week’s Rain Only Slightly Helpful For NCW Summer Water Supply

Conservation and drought – two words you don’t to hear when forecasting the state water supply through September. Marcus Bellissimo reports this week’s rain meant good things for some areas of Central Washington at risk of drought this year. The lowland precipitation will help with soil moisture, but it won’t make up for the shortage…

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Sage Hills Reopening Delayed to Protect Mule Deer, Trails

The popular hiking and biking trails in Sage Hills and Horse Lake Reserve in the Wenatchee Foothills won’t be opening April 1 like usual – April 5 is the now the tentative reopen date. The Chelan-Douglas Land Trust and Chelan PUD decided to delay the reopening to help wildlife and trail conditions. Chelan County also…

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