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YouNews Many Shades of Mt. Rainier Many Shades of Mt. Rainier
Spectacular views of Mt. Rainier all weekend starting with
the magnificent sunset Saturday and swirling cloud formations
all day Sunday. Taken with a 200mm lens and a Nikon D3000 DSLR from my back yard.

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Sports Mariners stumble in 8-5 loss to Twins
Eduardo Escobar hit a solo home run and six other Minnesota Twins drove in at least one run in a collective 8-5 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night.

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Seattle Refined - Life is Different Here 5 best alternatives to traditional brunch (Photo Gallery)
There’s a myth (perpetuated, I suspect, by restaurant PR folks) that all Mom wants for Mothers’ Day is a traditional brunch: eggs, toast, and perhaps a fruit salad. But this is 2015, and the brunch that Mom actually wants might not be from the Franco-American canon of classic cuisine.

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Home Watch: Cellphone cam catches stage collapse Watch: Cellphone cam catches stage collapse (Video)
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Home College kegger: University gets in on craft brew College kegger: University gets in on craft brew (Video)
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Weather Smoke from Siberian wildfires turns Northwestern sunsets a fiery red Smoke from Siberian wildfires turns Northwestern sunsets a fiery red (Photo Gallery)
The scenes have almost felt like they're out of Hollywood imagination -- brilliant red sunrises and sunsets the last couple of days around Western Washington.

Why so red? It's a byproduct of the massive wildfires that recently burned a large area in Siberia.

The atmospheric winds are aligned this week to carry the smoke across the Pacific Ocean and into the Pacific Northwest.

First up, to get an idea of just how much smoke is in the atmosphere, look at this visible satellite image taken on April 14 of the southeastern Siberia area where the wildfires got out of control:


Credit: NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE/EOSDIS MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC. Caption by Adam Voiland.

Where did the smoke go? This graphic is a model trajectory tracing back the air pattern across the Pacific Ocean over the past week. Note the air from the wildfires makes somewhat of a bee line toward Seattle (with a brief stop for a loop-de-loop in the central Pacific:)



Amazingly the smoke is still quite intense when it gets here -- check out this high-resolution satellite image from Saturday and note the haze over Washington and British Columbia:

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Technology Bezos, Internet billionaires face off in renewed Texas space race
An isolated edge of vast West Texas is home to a highly secretive part of the 21st-century space race, one of two being directed in the Lone Star State by Internet billionaires whose personalities and corporate strategies seem worlds apart.

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