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The weather, currently.
Atmospheric river continues to impact the area.
Atmospheric river continues to impact the area.
The atmospheric river continues to bring heavy rain to northern parts of our region— the heaviest axis being just north of Portland up to Olympia, WA. We will likely be seeing some rises on local rivers as the rain falls and the snowmelt becomes more of a factor. Luckily, this doesn’t seem to be the beginning of any sort of major wet period, as ridging and a potential long-duration inversion set in through the weekend and into next week. Have a lovely Thursday, and keep an eye on road conditions.
— Kavin Iyengar
What you need to know, currently.
Eric Holthaus
If you just finished #DontLookUp and you're terrified/angry/depressed/want to change the whole system, this thread is a good place to start: https://t.co/ao82eZ3gAn
By now, you’ve probably heard the buzz around Don’t Look Up, the film broke Netflix history on Tuesday by occurring the biggest week of views in Netflix history. 
Director Adam McKay and screenplay co-writer David Sirota confirmed with Currently founder, Eric Holthaus, that the film was made for and about the climate community. Read Eric’s review of Don’t Look Up in the Phoenix. 
Don't Look Up is the climate movie I've been waiting for
In the last days of 2021, a year in which Texas froze and the freakin’ ocean caught fire, the number one movie in the world on Netflix is a star-studded climate movie that’s not about climate.
Let me be super clear: Any time climate breaks through, it’s worthy of celebration. But this isn’t an ordinary climate movie. Don’t Look Up is special.
Watching it last night for the first time, I was legitimately blown away by how much I felt like I could relate to the main plot — well-meaning scientists being ignored because their message wasn’t pleasant or profitable. I was scared to watch it because I was worried it would make me feel even more depressed than I already do about being a climate communicator during these decades of climate delay, but it’s just the opposite. This is the climate movie I was waiting for…
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Currently weather alert: Exceptionally strong straightline wind event on Wednesday and Wednesday night from Colorado to the Great Lakes.

Wind gusts up to 80mph from the Colorado Front Range to the plains states, gusts up to 60mph for Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin. https://t.co/TgpMgWsa5E
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