Meteorologists forecast snow for Newcastle in days ahead

February 22, 2011

UPDATED — 8:20 a.m. Feb. 22, 2011

Snow is on the way.

National Weather Service forecasters in Seattle issued a winter storm warning for Western Washington through 10 a.m. Thursday.

Meteorologists predicted 1 to 3 inches of snow accumulation in Newcastle during the daytime Wednesday. The chance of precipitation is 90 percent. The temperature is expected to reach 35 degrees.

The mercury is expected to drop to 28 degrees Wednesday night. Meteorologists predicted another 1 to 3 inches could accumulate overnight Wednesday in Newcastle and the surrounding area.

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Sponsors needed for summer meals program

February 22, 2011

NEW — 10:30 a.m. Feb. 22, 2011

During the summer, many children who receive free or reduced meals from their schools do not have a stable source of food. The state Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction’s Child Nutrition Services office is accepting applications for sponsors of the 2011 Summer Feeding Programs for children.

Eligible sponsors are those who operate a non-profit meal program during the summer break to children age 18 or younger. Qualified sponsors will be reimbursed for eligible meals served.

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