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Columbia Gorge Weather

Winter Storm Warning

Issued:
4:47 AM PST on February 23, 2019
Expires:
4:00 AM PST on February 27, 2019
Mostly Cloudy
Currently
33°
Mostly Cloudy
Chance of Rain
Saturday 40%
High 38° / Low 30°
Chance of Rain
Snow
Sunday 100%
High 33° / Low 27°
Snow
Snow
Monday 100%
High 29° / Low 17°
Snow

Walden Calls For Better Forest Management

Oregon Second District Congressman Greg Walden called for better forest management to address climate change during a hearing before the House Energy and Commerce Committee.  Walden is the ranking Republican on the panel.  The Hood River Republican says improved forest management can reduce the amount of catastrophic wildfires in the West while at the same time help the environment.  Walden cites recent studies by the Nature Conservancy, Forest Service, and others finding active management of fire fuels can reduce the size and intensity of wildfires by up to 70 percent, and can reduce carbon emissions from wildfires by up to 85 percent.