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France’s Minister of Culture and Communication, said that cultural institutions, such as the Louvre and the Musee d’Orsay, would reopen Monday after being closed all weekend in response to the terrorist attacks in Paris that left 132 people dead. France has launched airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria in retaliation for the attacks and is conducting a manhunt for Abdeslam Salah, 26, a Brussels native and brother of one of seven terrorists who died in the deadly assaults. Another brother was arrested in Belgium after the attacks. President Obama will meet with the leaders of Britain, Germany and Italy today. . .The discussions, will include combating the Islamic State with a special focus expected on the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday.
The best time to watch the Leonid Meteor Shower this year will be between midnight and dawn on Tuesday and Wednesday. Hopefully we won’t have any clouds to block the display.
Spare tires aren’t as standard as they used to be. Thirty-six percent of 2015 model-year vehicles were sold without a spare one. Car makers want to boost their fleet fuel economy averages, and removing the spare tire can lower vehicle weight by 30 pounds. Before you head out for Thanksgiving, you might remember to check to see if you have a spare in case you experience a flat. Positive Prep
Heartbreaking, 12s! The Seattle Seahawks clawed their way back in the second half, but ultimately lost to the Arizona Cardinals, 39-32.
Another weather system will bring rain and windy conditions to Western Washington today, with gusts to 55 mph on the coast and the northern interior. Yesterday, some lowland areas away from Puget Sound woke up to a light dusting of snow. Snow was reported on the east side of Tacoma, in Puyallup, Federal Way and in the higher hills of the east Puget Sound lowlands from about Issaquah southward through Enumclaw, Buckley, Bonney Lake and areas to the south. The snow melted quickly as ground temperatures were well above freezing. The heavy rain caused flooding and landslides around the Puget Sound Area. The National Weather Service said most rivers are receding, but there is an increased risk of landslides early this week.
A winter storm warning is in effect from Monday morning through late Monday night for the Cascades. Twelve to 18 inches of new snow are expected above 4,000 feet. About 6-10 inches are expected at Snoqualmire pass.