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Mountain snowpack above normal across Washington state – AP

Good news for now. But we are also hoping for more snow between now and April.

Mountain snowpack came in above normal in Washington state, raising hopes the normally soggy state will not repeat last year’s drought conditions that helped fuel the worst wildfire season in its history, a federal agency said Monday. Winter snowpack was 109 percent of normal across the state, but the numbers varied by location, according to a Feb. 1 report from the Natural Resources Conservation Service. Some areas came in just below 70 percent, while others ranked close to 150 percent of normal. Nicholas Geranios reports. (Associated Press)

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