Weather Alerts for Chelan & Douglas Counties

Issued by the National Weather Service

Red Flag Warning  RED FLAG WARNING   Red Flag Warning
CHELAN & DOUGLAS COUNTIES

Areas Affected:
Central Cascade Valleys - Northern Columbia Basin
Effective: Wed, 7/18 5:18am Updated: Wed, 7/18 6:50am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Wed, 7/18 10:00pm Severity:  Severe  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...Warm, Dry and Windy Conditions today...
.Very warm and dry conditions coupled with gusty westerly winds
will create hazardous fire weather conditions for parts of
central Washington through this evening. Daytime highs will be in
the 90s with relative humidites around 15 percent under the gusty
winds. These conditions will raise fire concerns with the
potential for increased fire spread.
...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PDT THIS
EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR CENTRAL WASHINGTON
CASCADE VALLEYS AND THE WESTERN COLUMBIA BASIN...
* Affected Area: Fire Weather Zone 673 East Washington Northern
Columbia Basin (Zone 673) and Fire Weather Zone 677 East
Washington Central Cascade Valleys (Zone 677).
* Winds: West 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph, especially
through this evening and then again Wednesday afternoon and
evening.
* Relative Humidities: 8 to 23 percent.
* Impacts: Gusty winds and low relative humidity on dry fuels
will promote rapid fire spread.

Information:
A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now....or will shortly. A combination of
strong winds...low relative humidity...and very warm temperatures
can contribute to extreme fire behavior.