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Currently in Portland — December 21st, 2021

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The weather, currently.
An interesting pattern up ahead, but tomorrow will be dry, with highs in the 40s before a system comes in late. This system will bring in rain and gusty winds, and we’ll have a chance of showers and moderate-heavy rain the next few days as well. Things really get potentially interesting around Christmas, though— lots to be unpacked, but there’s the chance that cold arctic air will seep down into the Pacific Northwest, bringing with it cold temperatures and copious amounts of mountain (and even lowland!) snow. This is far from a certainty, but keep tuned because ensemble forecasts certainly show a significant chance for colder than average temperatures.— Kavin Iyengar
What you need to know, currently.
Texas Company Charged for Causing Major California Oil Spill
Texas oil company is changed in over a massive oil spill, which leaked hundreds of gallons of oil off the coast of California back in October. According to reporting from The Guardian, U.S. prosecutors say that the company repeatedly failed to respond to alarms that could have significantly reduced damage. The prosecutors said the company was “negligent” in six different ways.  
Stefanie Dazio
Remember when I asked the so-called Unified Command "who dropped the ball" in the Huntington Beach oil spill? Looks like here's the answer, at least in part:
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This will be the wettest November in the history of Canada's west coast — if weather models hold.

Three more atmospheric rivers are arriving to the flood-soaked British Columbia coast over the next few days.

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