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The Slice weather archive

TUESDAY, SEPT. 2, 2014

THURSDAY, AUG. 28, 2014

Timing is everything

Spoke to a reader this morning who told about spending part of his summer vacation in Kansas and other parts of the Thunderstorm Belt. He went there expressly because he wanted to experience some kick-ass thunderboomers. As it happens, the weather down there was pretty...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 13, 2014

MONDAY, AUG. 11, 2014

FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014

MONDAY, FEB. 17, 2014

How windy was it?

A section of our backyard fence got blown down yesterday. I'm pretty sure it was the wind. But it would not totally surprise me if it turned out our neighbor's cat knows how to use dynamite.

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MONDAY, SEPT. 30, 2013

Blame the wind

Saw several campaign signs that had been blown over this afternoon. And I'm wondering. If the wind dies down before people get home from work in a few hours, will those with uprooted yard signs remember the weather? Or, like in every other situation, will...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2013

FRIDAY, NOV. 9, 2012

Where's your messiah now?

It's certainly possible that road conditions far from my front door could be quite different. But at first glance, it would appear that children's prayers for a snow day off from school fell on deaf ears. Perhaps their promises to "be good" and clean up...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2012

And now let's turn to the weather 

I don't know how it is where you are or what it will be like a few minutes from now. But the fog I encountered while riding my bike to work this morning was the thickest I can recall in years. I wonder how widespread...

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2012

Unprintable quotes 

The soundtrack for my bike ride home this afternoon was bird chirping. Seemed like way more than usual. It was loud, insistent and all around me. And though I can't say for sure, it sounded to me as if they were commenting on the weather....

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TUESDAY, FEB. 28, 2012

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23, 2011

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16, 2011

Live at 5

Broke my already erratic viewing boycott to check out how the local TV news would handle the weather. Would they be in full "Storm Team" mode? Wasn't disappointed. All three led with the news that it still might snow. It's good to know that there...

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MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2011

Re: Friday's Slice

Not everyone understood what I was saying about Spokane TV news and anchor-team performances regarding the weather. But Slice reader Alison Duke, who doesn't mind cool temps, did. "I've even written to the stations to ask that they just report the weather, not how they...

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MONDAY, MAY 23, 2011

Bringing the heat

You can be puzzled by the reasoning behind our area's politics. And a case could be made that any place shaped by both Northwest smugness AND Seattle envy (sure, sure, you never feel that) is bound to be a little nuts. But the No. 1...

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