NowCast ZoneCast Warnings/Advisories Hourly Track Special
Yakima, Washington, United States  Lat: 46.59N, Lon: 120.53W
Wx Zone: WAZ027
Warnings, Watches and Advisories:
 

FIRE WEATHER WATCH

...SCATTERED LIGHTNING EXPECTED OVER NORTH CASCADES NATIONAL PARK
ON FRIDAY...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING FOR
THUNDERSTORMS WITH LIGHTNING AND GUSTY OUTFLOW WINDS IN FIRE
WEATHER ZONE 662...
* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 662. THIS INCLUDES STEHEKIN
AND THE PORTION OF THE NORTH CASCADES NATIONAL PARK COMPLEX
EAST OF THE CASCADE CREST.
* THUNDERSTORMS...EXPECT THE RISK OF SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS TO
BEGIN LATE THIS MORNING...CONTINUING INTO THIS EVENING.
* OUTFLOW WINDS: ERRATIC OUTFLOW WITH GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 30 MPH
WILL BE POSSIBLE.
* IMPACTS...LIGHTNING MAY START NEW FIRES...AND GROWTH ON
EXISTING FIRES IS POSSIBLE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF GUSTY
OUTFLOW WINDS.

FIRE WEATHER WATCH

...SCATTERED LIGHTNING AND SOME ERRATIC THUNDERSTORMS WINDS OVER
AND NEAR THE EAST SLOPES OF THE CASCADES TODAY...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING FOR
THUNDERSTORMS WITH DRY LIGHTNING AND GUSTY OUTFLOW WINDS...
* AFFECTED AREA: FIRE WEATHER ZONE 673 EAST WASHINGTON NORTHERN
COLUMBIA BASIN (ZONE 673)...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 677 EAST
WASHINGTON CENTRAL CASCADE VALLEYS (ZONE 677)...FIRE WEATHER
ZONE 682 EAST WASHINGTON CENTRAL CASCADE MOUNTAINS (ZONE
682)...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 684 EAST WASHINGTON OKANOGAN/METHOW
VALLEYS (ZONE 684) AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 685 EAST WASHINGTON
NORTH CASCADES (ZONE 685).
* THUNDERSTORMS: EXPECT THUNDERSTORMS TO DEVELOP MIDDAY AND LAST
INTO THE EVENING HOURS.
* OUTFLOW WINDS: ERRATIC OUTFLOW WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH WILL BE
POSSIBLE.
* IMPACTS: NEW FIRE STARTS FROM LIGHTNING AS WELL AS EXISTING
FIRE GROWTH FROM ERRATIC AND GUSTY THUNDER OUTFLOW WINDS.

FIRE WEATHER WATCH

...SCATTERED LIGHTNING AND SOME ERRATIC THUNDERSTORMS WINDS OVER
AND NEAR THE EAST SLOPES OF THE CASCADES TODAY...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING FOR
THUNDERSTORMS WITH DRY LIGHTNING AND GUSTY OUTFLOW WINDS...
* AFFECTED AREA: FIRE WEATHER ZONE 676 EAST WASHINGTON SOUTH
CENTRAL CASCADE VALLEYS (ZONE 676) AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 680
EAST WASHINGTON SOUTH CENTRAL CASCADE MOUNTAINS (ZONE 680).
* THUNDERSTORMS: EXPECT THUNDERSTORMS TO DEVELOP MIDDAY AND LAST
INTO THE EVENING HOURS.
* OUTFLOW WINDS: ERRATIC OUTFLOW WITH GUST UP TO 30 MPH WILL BE
POSSIBLE.
* IMPACTS: NEW FIRE STARTS FROM LIGHTNING AS WELL AS EXISTING
FIRE GROWTH FROM ERRATIC AND GUSTY WINDS.

FLASH FLOOD WATCH

...FLASH FLOODING POSSIBLE ON RECENT BURN AREAS FRIDAY...
.BRIEF DOWNPOURS FROM ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS COULD
PRODUCE FLASH FLOODING ACROSS AREAS THAT HAVE EXPERIENCED RECENT
WILDFIRES. DEBRIS FLOWS AND RAPID RUNOFF WOULD BE A SIGNIFICANT
THREAT IN THIS CASE.
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM PDT FRIDAY
THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING...
THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR
* A PORTION OF NORTH CENTRAL WASHINGTON...INCLUDING THE
FOLLOWING AREAS...EAST SLOPES NORTHERN CASCADES...OKANOGAN
VALLEY AND WENATCHEE AREA.
* FROM 11 AM PDT FRIDAY THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING
* ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING POCKETS OF
HEAVIER RAINFALL COULD LINGER OVER RECENT AND PAST BURN SCARS
FROM WILDFIRES.
* THE HIGHEST THREAT AREA WILL BE IN AND NEAR THE METHOW VALLEY
WITH THE CARLTON COMPLEX FIRE...AND DOWNSTREAM INCLUDING ALL
CREEKS AND STREAMS. COUNTY ROADS COULD SEE WASHOUTS AND
HIGHWAY 20 COULD ALSO BE AFFECTED FROM PATEROS TO METHOW...
TWISP AND WINTHROP. THE MILLS CANYON BURN AND CHIWAUKUM
COMPLEX WILL ALSO BE SUSCEPTIBLE TO SIMILAR DEBRIS FLOWS.

RED FLAG WARNING

...SCATTERED AFTERNOON AND EVENING THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED
THROUGH SATURDAY...
.MONSOON MOISTURE CIRCULATING AROUND A SOUTHWEST U.S. HIGH
PRESSURE RIDGE WILL CREATE A THREAT FOR THUNDERSTORMS OVER OREGON
AND EXTREME SOUTHEAST WASHINGTON THROUGH AT LEAST SATURDAY
EVENING. ABUNDANT LIGHTNING CAN BE EXPECTED WITH THESE STORMS
WHICH WILL BE A MIX OF WET AND DRY WITH RAINFALL AMOUNTS RANGING
FROM A FEW HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH TO OVER ONE QUARTER INCH.
...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT SATURDAY
FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ACROSS FIRE WEATHER ZONES OR610...
OR611...OR639...OR640...OR642...OR643...OR644...OR645...WA643 AND
WA645...
A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT SATURDAY.
* AFFECTED AREA...IN ORZ610...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 610 EAST SLOPES OF
CENTRAL OREGON CASCADES. IN ORZ611...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 611
DESCHUTES NATIONAL FOREST. IN ORZ640...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 640
CENTRAL MOUNTAINS OF OREGON. IN ORZ642...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 642
SOUTHERN BLUE AND STRAWBERRY MOUNTAINS. IN ORZ644...FIRE WEATHER
ZONE 644 CENTRAL BLUE MOUNTAINS. IN ORZ639...FIRE WEATHER ZONE
639 EAST SLOPES OF THE NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES. IN
ORZ643...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 643 NORTHERN BLUE MOUNTAINS OF
OREGON. IN ORZ645...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 645 WALLOWA DISTRICT. IN
WAZ643...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 643 BLUE MOUNTAINS OF WASHINGTON. IN
WAZ645...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 645 ASOTIN COUNTY.
* TIMING...SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP AGAIN FRIDAY AND
SATURDAY.
* THUNDERSTORMS...SOME OF THE THUNDERSTORMS COULD PRODUCE
ERRATIC WINDS WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH AND PEA TO MARBLE SIZE
HAIL.
* PRECIPITATION...THERE WILL BE A MIX OF WET AND DRY
THUNDERSTORMS WITH ANYWHERE FROM A FEW HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH
TO OVER ONE QUARTER INCH OF RAIN POSSIBLE.
* LIGHTNING ACTIVITY LEVEL...3 TO LOCALLY 4 THROUGH SATURDAY.
* IMPACTS...FREQUENT LIGHTNING AND CRITICALLY DRY FUELS MAY
RESULT IN NUMEROUS FIRE STARTS.