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National Weather Service issues ‘Excessive Heat Watch’ beginning Wednesday

The sun in Gales Creek on June 23, 2021. The Portland office of the National Weather Service issued an “Excessive Heat Watch” Sunday afternoon for much of Southwest Washington and Northwest Oregon beginning Wednesday afternoon through Saturday evening.  The NWS said that dangerously hot temperatures around 100 degrees could be[Read More…]

National Weather Service issues ‘Excessive Heat Watch’ for part of Gales Creek beginning Thursday

A map of downtown Gales Creek from the National Weather Service showing one of the borders of the Excessive Heat Watch (in red) cutting through the Gales Creek Tavern beginning Thursday, July 29. Map courtesy NWS The Portland office of the National Weather Service issued an “Excessive Heat Watch” for[Read More…]

Masks, social distancing no longer required for fully vaccinated people in most situations, CDC, Gov. Brown say

Face masks. Photo: Chas Hundley The Centers for Disease control and Prevention today issued updated federal guidelines for those fully vaccinated and said that masks and social distancing are no longer necessary in most situations for the fully vaccinated.  Oregon will follow suit, Governor Kate Brown announced Thursday afternoon.  “Fully[Read More…]

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