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Under the Hat: Rain Rain Go Away

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Well, if last week's tornado wasn't enough proof of how suddenly the weather can change things around here, I offer for your consideration this week, a stretch of heavy rains and suddenly high water.

You don't have to believe me.

Just ask the three teenagers who got on the wrong side of the rising waters of Four Mile Creek.

   They were stuck on the ledge but thanks to modern technology were able to call out for help.

   That led to a rope rescue and a happy, if somewhat wet and muddy, ending...

   Turns out that was just the beginning..

   Traditional low spots started filling up and soon roads like route 97 near the casino were closed.

   Heavy fog then settled in which helped folks at the airport decide to cancel some flights and made driving on interstate 90...well...interesting.

  The good news is that, like the tornado of two weeks ago, no lives were lost in the weather events.

   A tip of the hat has to go to area volunteers, the ones who pulled the kids out of the gorge as well as the ones who set up the barricades and helped direct traffic and helped keep something of a bizarre weather day from becoming anything more serious.

  And after the past two weeks, I don't think many would mind if the rain, rain would go away for a while, and the forecasters could settle into a different routine.

   How's does a stretch of 75 and sunny sound?

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