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Winter Weather Advisory issued March 03 at 3:52AM PST until March 03 at 4:00AM PST by NWS

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST TUESDAY FOR ELEVATIONS ABOVE 3000 FEET… …WINTER STORM WARNING WILL EXPIRE AT 4 AM PST EARLY THIS MORNING… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR ELEVATIONS ABOVE 3000 FEET FOR SNOW…WHICH …read more

Winter Storm Warning issued March 02 at 11:30AM PST until March 03 at 4:00AM PST by NWS

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE CASCADES UNTIL 4 AM PST MONDAY… * HAZARD TYPE…HEAVY SNOW AND FREEZING RAIN. * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…AN ADDITIONAL 10 TO 20 INCHES MAINLY ABOVE THE 2500 FOOT LEVEL. * ICE ACCUMULATIONS…LESS THAN A QUARTER OF AN INCH. IT IS LIKELY …read more

Winter Storm Warning issued March 02 at 9:43AM PST until March 03 at 4:00AM PST by NWS

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE CASCADES UNTIL 4 AM PST MONDAY… * HAZARD TYPE…HEAVY SNOW AND FREEZING RAIN. * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…AN ADDITIONAL 10 TO 20 INCHES MAINLY ABOVE THE 2500 FOOT LEVEL. * ICE ACCUMULATIONS…LESS THAN A QUARTER OF AN INCH. IT IS LIKELY …read more

Winter Storm Warning issued March 02 at 3:45AM PST until March 02 at 4:00AM PST by NWS

…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST MONDAY… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST MONDAY. THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT. * HAZARD TYPE…HEAVY SNOW. * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…10 TO 24 INCHES OF NEW SNOW THROUGH EARLY …read more

Winter Weather Advisory issued March 01 at 5:33PM PST until March 02 at 6:00PM PST by NWS

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT TONIGHT… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST SUNDAY. * HAZARD TYPE…SNOW…WITH A LOW SNOW LEVEL IN THE PASSES AND BREEZY CONDITIONS. * ACCUMULATIONS…2 TO 4 INCHES TONIGHT. …read more

Winter Storm Watch issued March 01 at 2:54PM PST until March 02 at 6:00PM PST by NWS

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR THE CASCADES FROM 6 AM TO 6 PM PST SUNDAY… …WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY EVENING THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 6 PM …read more

Human skeletal remains found near Centralia

CENTRALIA, Wash. (AP) — The Lewis County sheriff’s office says a man walking his dog stumbled upon human skeletal remains outside of Centralia in a wooded area…. …read more

Wash. man gets 20 years for fatal crash

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A 42-year-old Vancouver, Wash., man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for a crash that killed his passenger last November in Lewis County…. …read more

Winter Weather Advisory issued February 24 at 3:04PM PST until February 25 at 4:00AM PST by NWS

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST TUESDAY… * SOME AFFECTED LOCATIONS…THE CASCADE AND OLYMPIC MOUNTAINS. * TIMING AND ACCUMULATIONS…ANOTHER 3 TO 5 INCHES OF SNOW IS LIKELY TONIGHT NEAR THE CREST AND IN THE PASSES. THERE IS A CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN IN THE PASSES. THE SNOW LEVEL IS AT THE SURFACE NEAR THE CREST BUT TAPERS TO AROUND 5000 FEET IN THE …read more

Winter Weather Advisory issued February 24 at 10:13AM PST until February 24 at 4:00PM PST by NWS

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON… * SOME AFFECTED LOCATIONS…THE CASCADE AND OLYMPIC MOUNTAINS. * TIMING AND ACCUMULATIONS…PERIODS OF SNOW THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON WILL ADD AN ADDITIONAL 3 TO 5 INCHES OF SNOW OVER THE MOUNTAINS TODAY. SNOW LEVELS WILL RANGE FROM LESS THAN 500 FEET …read more

Winter Weather Advisory issued February 24 at 2:44AM PST until February 24 at 4:00PM PST by NWS

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON… * SOME AFFECTED LOCATIONS…THE CASCADE AND OLYMPIC MOUNTAINS. * TIMING AND ACCUMULATIONS…PERIODS OF SNOW THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON WILL ADD AN ADDITIONAL 4 TO 8 INCHES OF SNOW OVER THE MOUNTAINS TODAY. SNOW LEVELS WILL RANGE FROM LESS THAN 500 FEET …read more

Winter Weather Advisory issued February 19 at 3:35AM PST until February 19 at 6:00AM PST by NWS

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM PST THURSDAY… …WINTER STORM WARNING HAS ENDED… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM PST THURSDAY. THE WINTER STORM WARNING HAS ENDED. * HAZARD TYPE…SNOW AND WINDY CONDITIONS. …read more

Man, woman found dead in Napavine, Wash., home

NAPAVINE, Wash. (AP) — The Lewis County sheriff’s office says a man and a woman have been found dead in a home in Napavine, Wash., and the deaths are under investigation…. …read more

Winter Storm Warning issued February 18 at 3:14PM PST until February 19 at 6:00AM PST by NWS

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM PST WEDNESDAY… * HAZARD TYPE…HEAVY SNOW AND WINDY CONDITIONS. * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…15 TO 30 INCHES MID-DAY TUESDAY THROUGH MID-DAY ON WEDNESDAY. HEAVIEST SNOW FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON WILL BECOME MORE SHOWERY ON TUESDAY EVENING. …read more

Winter Storm Warning issued February 18 at 4:22AM PST until February 19 at 6:00AM PST by NWS

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM PST WEDNESDAY… * HAZARD TYPE…HEAVY SNOW AND WINDY CONDITIONS. * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…THE NEXT STRONG FRONT WILL BRING ANOTHER 1 TO 2 FEET OF SNOW TO THE CASCADES TODAY AND TONIGHT. THE HEAVIEST SNOW WILL PROBABLY OCCUR THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. …read more

Winter Storm Warning issued February 17 at 10:20PM PST until February 19 at 6:00AM PST by NWS

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TUESDAY TO 6 AM PST WEDNESDAY… * HAZARD TYPE…HEAVY SNOW AND WINDY CONDITIONS. * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…THE NEXT STRONG FRONT WILL ARRIVE TUESDAY AND GIVE THE CASCADES ANOTHER 10 TO 20 INCHES OF SNOW…WITH THE HEAVIEST SNOW LIKELY TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. …read more

Winter Storm Warning issued February 17 at 2:25PM PST until February 19 at 3:00AM PST by NWS

…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TUESDAY TO 6 AM PST WEDNESDAY… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL CASCADES AND PASSES. THE WINTER STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TUESDAY TO 6 AM PST WEDNESDAY. THIS REPLACES THE WINTER STORM WATCH. …read more

Flood Warning issued February 17 at 11:29AM PST until February 18 at 9:20AM PST by NWS

…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WARNING FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN WASHINGTON… SKOOKUMCHUCK RIVER NEAR BUCODA AFFECTING LEWIS AND THURSTON COUNTIES. .FLOOD BULLETIN NO. 7 HEAVY RAIN OVERNIGHT WILL DRIVE THE SKOOKUMCHUCK RIVER NEAR BUCODA ABOVE …read more

Wash. boy, 17, injured in ATV accident

TOLEDO, Wash. (AP) — A Lewis County sheriff’s officer says a 17-year-old Toledo, Wash., boy suffered head trauma when his ATV flipped several times in the middle of a local road…. …read more

Lewis County deputy arrested in DUI stop

CHEHALIS, Wash. (AP) — The Lewis County sheriff’s office says an off-duty deputy was arrested by the Washington State Patrol in a drunken driving stop on Interstate 5 near Chehalis, Wash…. …read more

Brake/gas confusion drives couple off landing in Pacific County, killing passenger

DOTY, Wash. - Confusing the gas for the brake sent a couple over a landing in Pacific County, killing the passenger. The Pacific County Sheriff’s Department tells us the driver, a 70 year old man had to be extricated, and was life-flighted from the scene, a female passenger did not survive the accident. Lieutenant Jim Bergstrom tells us the 2013 Ford F150 appears to have rolled several times before striking a tree over 1500 feet from the road.

On November 11th, deputies with the Pacific County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a vehicle that had driven off the end of a landing. The first report indicated the accident may have occurred in Lewis County. Lewis County Sheriff’s Office responded to the location and determined the accident had occurred in Pacific County. 

The Pacific County Sheriff’s Department tells us Raymond aid and Lewis County volunteer Fire/Aid responded to the scene. The driver, age 70, had to be extricated from the vehicle, and was life-flighted from the scene. A female passenger did not survive the accident and was later removed by members of the Pacific County Sheriff’s Office, Washington State DNR Officers and Washington State Patrol Officers.

The Pacific County Sheriff’s investigation shows that the driver had driven down to the end of a landing, had attempted to hit the brake, however hit the accelerator driving off the end of the landing. The vehicle appears ho have rolled several times before striking a tree and coming to a stop. The distance the vehicle travelled after leaving the roadway was estimated to be in excess of 1500 feet before it came to a stop.

The vehicle a 2013 Ford F-150 was determined to be a total loss. The driver is recovering from the incident in a hospital, he is expected to survive.

Search and Rescue Teams Search for Missing Man in Packwood

PACKWOOD, Wash. – Lewis County Sheriff’s Office and several Search and Rescue teams are searching for a missing 68 year-old Auburn man. The man left Saturday from his residence in Auburn to pick mushrooms. The Sheriff’s Office received a phone call from the family on Sunday saying he had not returned. The family was unsure where the man was headed and said he could be anywhere between I-90 and Packwood. An attempt to locate was put out for the man, with no success.

Late yesterday afternoon, the vehicle the missing man left in was found on Forest Service Road 4715, approximately five miles northwest of Packwood.

Search and Rescue teams searched for the man for six hours last night. They resumed their search at 0600 hours this morning. Teams from King, Mason, Grays Harbor, and Pacific County assisted Lewis County teams. The teams included ground, 4×4, and K-9 teams. Over 25 members are involved.

Washington Dept. of Ecology grant to fund Shellfish Protection District

OLYMPIA, Wash. – The state Department of Ecology has selected 72 clean water projects to receive a share of $152 million in loans and grants during the state’s next fiscal year, which began on July 1.

The projects include upgrades and expansions of sewer plants and collection systems; septic system improvements; water re-use facilities; water cleanup projects; stormwater and groundwater projects; stream-side restoration projects…to name a few.

Grays Harbor County will receive $56,000 to implement a North Beach Shellfish Protection Dist. Prgm, and monitoring plan for areas including the Moclips River and Joe Creek. The City of McCleary will receive $65,000 to prepare a General Sewer Plan.

In Mason County, Belfair will receive $250,000 for a Stormwater Basin Plan

For more information, or to learn how to apply for the next round of funding, visit Ecology’s website and search “water quality grants and loans.”