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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Peninsula Five-Day Forecast Today

TonighT

Thursday

Friday

Yesterday

saTurday

sunday

High 44

Low 33

44/32

45/36

47/31

42/31

Windy with rain.

Periods of snow; rain mixed in early.

Chilly with rain.

Cloudy, chance of a little rain; chilly.

Rather cloudy with a chance of rain.

Mainly cloudy and chilly.

The Peninsula The weather across the Olympic Peninsula will remain unsettled today into Thursday. A cold front will push onshore, bringing periods of rain today and tonight. Above 3,000 feet, snow will fall today. Snow levels will fall to near 1,500 feet tonight. Storm total of 6 to 12 Neah Bay Port inches of snow in the highest elevations. As the cold front 44/35 Townsend pushes inland Thursday, some rain and mountain snow Port Angeles 47/36 showers will be around. There will be a lull between 44/33 storms Friday with a chance for rain. Another storm will Sequim bring rain and mountain snow over the weekend.

Victoria 47/35

47/34

Forks 46/34

Olympia 48/32

Seattle 49/35

Spokane 42/28

Yakima Kennewick 48/25 53/33

Forecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. © 2011

Marine Forecast

Rain today. Wind east 20-30 knots becoming southwest. Wave heights 2-4 feet. Visibility under 3 miles. Rain tonight. Wind west-southwest 20-30 knots. Waves 2-4 feet. Visibility under 3 miles. Chilly tomorrow with rain. Wind south 1225 knots. Waves 3-5 feet. Visibility under 3 miles. Friday: Cloudy, chance of a little rain. Wind east-southeast 10-20 knots. Waves 3-5 feet. Visibility under 3 miles at times.

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10:37 a.m. 11:36 p.m. Port Angeles 2:09 a.m. 12:36 p.m. Port Townsend 3:54 a.m. 2:21 p.m. Sequim Bay* 3:15 a.m. 1:42 p.m.

Today

Moon Phases

Mar 4

Everett 50/35

Temperatures are today’s highs and tonight’s lows.

Table Location High Tide

Sunset today ................... 5:59 p.m. Sunrise tomorrow ............ 6:52 a.m. Moonrise today ................ 5:43 a.m. Moonset today ................. 4:16 p.m. Full

Seattle 49/35

Billings 38/28

San Francisco 60/49

Last

Showers T-storms Rain Flurries Snow Ice

Tomorrow

Ht

Low Tide

Ht

High Tide Ht

7.8’ 7.4’ 7.1’ 6.0’ 8.6’ 7.2’ 8.1’ 6.8’

4:33 a.m. 5:02 p.m. 7:54 a.m. 7:29 p.m. 9:08 a.m. 8:43 p.m. 9:01 a.m. 8:36 p.m.

2.3’ 0.3’ 3.9’ 0.6’ 5.1’ 0.8’ 4.8’ 0.8’

11:21 a.m. ----2:34 a.m. 1:26 p.m. 4:19 a.m. 3:11 p.m. 3:40 a.m. 2:32 p.m.

7.8’ --7.1’ 6.1’ 8.5’ 7.3’ 8.0’ 6.9’

Friday

Low Tide Ht 5:18 a.m. 5:40 p.m. 8:20 a.m. 8:03 p.m. 9:34 a.m. 9:17 p.m. 9:27 a.m. 9:10 p.m.

1.8’ 0.3’ 3.5’ 0.9’ 4.5’ 1.2’ 4.2’ 1.1’

*To correct for Dungeness Bay subtract 15 minutes for high tide, 21 minutes for low tide.

High Tide Ht 12:08 a.m. 12:01 p.m. 2:52 a.m. 2:13 p.m. 4:37 a.m. 3:58 p.m. 3:58 a.m. 3:19 p.m.

7.7’ 7.8’ 7.0’ 6.1’ 8.4’ 7.3’ 7.9’ 6.9’

Low Tide Ht 5:59 a.m. 6:15 p.m. 8:45 a.m. 8:36 p.m. 9:59 a.m. 9:50 p.m. 9:52 a.m. 9:43 p.m.

1.4’ 0.5’ 2.9’ 1.3’ 3.8’ 1.7’ 3.6’ 1.6’

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Mar 19

Mar 26

World Cities Today City Hi Lo W Athens 54 50 r Baghdad 70 44 s Beijing 44 26 s Brussels 47 32 s Cairo 75 57 s Calgary 9 3 sn Edmonton -4 -8 sn Hong Kong 72 61 pc Jerusalem 61 48 s Johannesburg 82 55 pc Kabul 43 24 sn London 46 36 pc Mexico City 79 45 s Montreal 28 -3 sn Moscow 25 11 s New Delhi 70 58 sh Paris 47 28 s Rio de Janeiro 81 72 sh Rome 54 45 r Stockholm 37 32 pc Sydney 76 65 sh Tokyo 48 33 sh Toronto 28 6 c Vancouver 49 37 r Weather (W): prcp-precipitation, s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, r-rain, t-thunderstorms, sf-snow flurries, sn-snow, i-ice.

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Minneapolis 14/8

Detroit 32/12 New York 52/22

Chicago 32/20

Denver 62/35

Los Angeles 64/52

Sun & Moon

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Shown is today’s weather.

Tide

National Forecast

Statistics are for the 24-hour period ending at 4 p.m. yesterday High Low Prcp YTD P. Angeles 41 27 trace 3.91 Forks 39 30 0.31 32.38 Seattle 42 34 0.19 8.20 Sequim 46 29 0.00 3.33 Hoquiam 42 35 0.27 18.22 Victoria 42 31 0.23 9.71 P. Townsend* 44 33 0.18 3.93 *Data from www.ptguide.com

New

Port Ludlow 46/36 Bellingham 48/35

Aberdeen 49/37

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Washington 59/30

Kansas City 42/32

El Paso 78/48

Atlanta 66/40 Houston 76/48 Miami 78/66

Fronts Cold Warm

Shown are noon positions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day. Forecast high/low temperatures are given for selected cities.

Stationary 10s 20s 30s 40s 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s 110s

National Cities Today

City Albuquerque Anchorage Astoria Atlanta Atlantic City Baltimore Bend Billings Bismarck Boise Boston Buffalo Charleston, SC Cheyenne Chicago Cincinnati Coeur d’Alene Corvallis Dallas Denver Des Moines Detroit Eugene Fairbanks Helena Honolulu Houston Juneau

Hi Lo W 66 38 pc 25 8 s 50 36 r 66 40 s 55 21 s 59 27 s 44 25 pc 38 28 c 10 4 c 48 32 sn 46 14 pc 28 11 sn 65 39 s 54 32 pc 32 20 pc 50 25 pc 40 28 sn 50 37 r 72 48 pc 62 35 s 34 25 pc 32 12 pc 50 35 r 6 -23 sf 38 23 c 81 71 pc 76 48 s 16 7 s

City Kansas City Las Vegas Little Rock Los Angeles Miami Milwaukee Minneapolis Nashville New Orleans New York Oklahoma City Omaha Orlando Palm Springs Philadelphia Phoenix Portland, OR Raleigh Reno Sacramento St. Louis Salt Lake City San Antonio San Diego San Francisco Sioux Falls Sun Valley Washington, DC

Hi 42 68 65 64 78 28 14 64 71 52 66 36 77 77 57 75 50 66 53 60 50 46 74 64 60 22 34 59

Lo W 32 pc 51 pc 41 pc 52 c 66 pc 17 pc 8 pc 39 s 54 s 22 pc 41 pc 28 pc 54 pc 54 s 26 s 53 pc 37 r 34 s 33 c 46 sh 34 pc 34 c 47 s 54 s 49 sh 19 c 24 sn 30 s

National Extremes Yesterday (For the 48 contiguous states)

High: 88 at Miami, FL

Low: -15 at Opheim, MT

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Seattle trash tracked to recycling sites In unusual project, MIT researchers sniff out trail By Phuong Le

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SEATTLE — When MIT researchers sought volunteers willing to have their trash tagged and tracked, Jodee Fenton offered up about 10 household items including a pair of running shoes. Then she tossed them as she normally would, and watched as the electronic tracking devices gave clues to its journey: n  Plastic wrap went from her Seattle curb to

Eastern Washington and then Texas. n  An old computer recycled near downtown Seattle was traced to New Mexico and then Mexico. n  The shoes stayed in south Seattle. “Out of sight out of mind, but it truly isn’t,” said Fenton, 62, a project volunteer who works as a special collections manager for SeatLibrary event, too tle’s main library. “It forces us to ask the They also tagged items questions: What are we that the public brought to a really doing with all this Seattle Public Library event. Researchers wanted to get people thinking about where trash goes once it gets tossed. “Gnomeo and Juliet” (G) It turns out, some of that “Hall Pass” (R) trash traveled long disn  The Rose Theatre, tances. Computers and other Port Townsend (360electronic waste, for exam385-1089) ple, traveled on average “Barney’s Version” (R) more than 950 miles on “The Illusionist” (PG) their way to specialized n  Uptown Theatre, Port reuse and recycling facilities. Townsend (360-385Cell phones were tracked 3883) to Florida, printer car“Just Go With It” (PG-13) tridges to Tennessee and

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trash and maybe we should be thinking about new ways of manufacturing or getting rid of it.” MIT researchers tracking 3,000 pieces of Seattle’s trash in an unusual project have found that a majority of that garbage ended up at recycling facilities. In 2009, a team from MIT’s SENSEable City Lab went to the homes of Seattle volunteers and affixed smart tags to pizza boxes, printer cartridges, cell phones and other items.

batteries to Minnesota. The MIT team even traced one printer cartridge about 3,800 miles, as it traveled by truck to Chicago and then by plane to near the California border with Mexico, Trash Track project leader Dietmar Offenhuber said. Another printer cartridge arrived at the same facility from Seattle, but took a different route along the Pacific coast. “This was quite surprising,” Offenhuber said, noting there was more to examine. “We really have to think hard about how we want to collect electronics and hazard household waste.” The distance that some of these items travel also raises questions about the carbon emissions produced in getting waste to a recycling facility. But Brett Stav, a planning and development specialist for Seattle Public Utilities, said there are many ways to weigh the value of recycling, such as keeping some toxic materials out of landfills. “Just because there’s a carbon footprint, does that mean you shouldn’t recycle it?” Stav said.

“Out of sight out of mind, but it truly isn’t. It forces us to ask the questions: What are we really doing with all this trash and maybe we should be thinking about new ways of manufacturing or getting rid of it.”

Jodee Fenton project volunteer who works as a special collections manager for Seattle’s main library

The vast majority of the trash MIT tracked reached a facility that followed federal Environmental Protection Agency standards. The city of Seattle has a contract with a recycling facility, requiring that it has 95 percent of the material recycled, Stav said, so it’s not surprising to hear that most gets recycled. “It’s an audit of our system. It shows our recycling does work,” he added.

Transfer stations The city’s trash is typically taken to two city transfer stations before being loaded onto a train to a landfill in Oregon about 300 miles away. Karin Landsberg, 43, a transportation planner who lives in Seattle, has often thought about where Seattle’s trash goes.

MIT researchers tagged a compact fluorescent light bulb, a printer cartridge, a circuit board from a defunct washing machine, a tin can and a glass bottle. The smart tags, about the size of a matchbook, sent data to the MIT server through a cellular network. “It really does matter that when we put things in the right bin, it does go into the right place,” she said.

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