March 31, 2014 in City

In brief: Adult missing after car goes into river

From Wire Reports

SUMMER FALLS, Wash. – Grant County authorities said three children were rescued from Summer Falls on Sunday afternoon after a car went into the water.

The Columbia Basin Herald reported the adult driver is missing.

Grant County sheriff’s spokesman Kyle Foreman said fishermen rescued two children and authorities rescued a third. They believe the car went into the water near Pinto Dam. Foreman said a dive team was searching for the driver.

Summer Falls is about 30 minutes north of Moses Lake. The children were taken to a local hospital for treatment.

March in Sea-Tac set rainfall record

SEATTLE – After a dry start to the winter, rain came back to Western Washington in February and made a big splash in March.

It’s been the wettest March on record at Sea-Tac Airport.

Monthly rainfall at the airport broke the 1950 record of 8.4 inches Friday and hit 9.44 inches Saturday, the National Weather Service said.

Typical rainfall for March at Sea-Tac Airport is 3.72 inches.

Meteorologist Johnny Burg said most other reporting stations in Western Washington are among the top ten on record for rainfall for the month.

Blizzard, storm warnings issued

BILLINGS – The National Weather Service has posted blizzard and winter storm warnings for a large part of southern and eastern Montana.

A blizzard warning was posted for Fallon and Carter counties in extreme southeast Montana where a foot of snow and strong winds were expected.

The storm warning included the cities of Glendive, Miles City and Red Lodge.

The weather service said rain was expected to change to snow Sunday evening with up to 18 inches possible in some areas before diminishing later today.

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