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

RED FLAG WARNING

...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDTIONS EXPECTED SUNDAY...
.A THERMAL PRESSURE TROUGH IS DEVELOPING NEAR THE COAST AND WILL
PEAK IN STRENGTH ON SUNDAY MORNING. THIS WILL INCREASE NORTH-
NORTHEAST WINDS STARTING LATE TONIGHT AND CONTINUING UNTIL LATER
SUNDAY AFTERNOON. MEANWHILE...THE NORTHEAST WINDS WILL DRAW IN A
WARM AND DRY CONTINENTAL AIR MASS. THE COMBINATION OF MODERATE
BREEZES AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL CREATE A CRITICAL FIRE
WEATHER SITUATION ON SUNDAY.
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 5 PM PDT SUNDAY FOR
GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 650...653...
654 AND 656...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 5 PM PDT SUNDAY.
* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 650...653...654...AND 656.
THE WARNING IS INTENDED TO TARGET AREAS FROM SUMAS AND
BELLINGHAM TO THE SAN JUAN ISLANDS...THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE
OLYMPIC PENINSULA...THE NORTHWEST OLYMPIC PENINSULA...VALLEYS
WITHIN THE NORTH CASCADES...AND THE PUGET SOUND REGION ALONG AND
WEST OF I-5...INCLUDING THE KITSAP PENINSULA.
* WIND...NORTHEAST WINDS OF 10 TO 20 MPH WILL DEVELOP LATE TONIGHT
AND SUNDAY MORNING. IN THE NORTH CASCADES AND OVER THE NORTHWEST
OLYMPIC PENINSULA...GUSTS AS HIGH AS 35 MPH ARE POSSIBLE. WINDS
WILL THEN PICK UP TO 10-15 MPH FROM THE ADMIRALTY INLET AREA
SOUTH THROUGH THE KITSAP PENINSULA FROM LATE SUNDAY MORNING
INTO THE AFTERNOON. WINDS WILL DIMINISH LATER ON SUNDAY
AFTERNOON.
* HUMIDITY...15-30 PERCENT.
* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.

HEAT ADVISORY

...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT PDT SUNDAY
NIGHT...
* TIMING...THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING.
* LOCATIONS...THE PUGET SOUND METRO AREA INCLUDING SEATTLE...
TACOMA...BELLEVUE...AND THE LOWLANDS EAST OF PUGET SOUND.
* TEMPERATURES...HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S TO MID 90S ARE EXPECTED ON
SUNDAY. LOWS WILL BE IN THE LOWER TO MID 60S.
* IMPACTS...HIGH TEMPERATURES CAN PLACE EXTRA STRESS ON THE BODY
AND POSSIBLY LEAD TO HEAT EXHAUSTION. IT IS EASIER TO BECOME
DEHYDRATED. THE INTERIOR OF AUTOMOBILES CAN BECOME VERY HOT...
CREATING A DANGER IF CHILDREN OR PETS ARE LEFT UNATTENDED.

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT

...HOT WEATHER WILL CONTINUE IN WESTERN WASHINGTON....
THE RECENT STRETCH OF VERY WARM WEATHER WILL LIKELY CONTINUE INTO
THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK. COOLER WEATHER IS EXPECTED BY THE END
OF NEXT WEEK. HOT WEATHER CAN STRESS THE BODY AND LEAD TO HEAT
EXHAUSTION. DRINK PLENTY OF WATER AND CHECK UP ON ELDERLY OR INFIRM
RELATIVES IF YOU LIVE IN A HOT AREA.

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT

...HOT WEATHER WILL CONTINUE IN WESTERN WASHINGTON....
THE RECENT STRETCH OF VERY WARM WEATHER WILL LIKELY CONTINUE INTO
THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK. COOLER WEATHER IS EXPECTED BY THE END
OF NEXT WEEK. HOT WEATHER CAN STRESS THE BODY AND LEAD TO HEAT
EXHAUSTION. DRINK PLENTY OF WATER AND CHECK UP ON ELDERLY OR INFIRM
RELATIVES IF YOU LIVE IN A HOT AREA.

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT

...HOT WEATHER WILL CONTINUE IN WESTERN WASHINGTON....
THE RECENT STRETCH OF VERY WARM WEATHER WILL LIKELY CONTINUE INTO
THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK. COOLER WEATHER IS EXPECTED BY THE END
OF NEXT WEEK. HOT WEATHER CAN STRESS THE BODY AND LEAD TO HEAT
EXHAUSTION. DRINK PLENTY OF WATER AND CHECK UP ON ELDERLY OR INFIRM
RELATIVES IF YOU LIVE IN A HOT AREA.

HEAT ADVISORY

...RECORD SETTING HEAT WAVE CONTINUES ACROSS INLAND PORTIONS OF
SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST OREGON THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND...
...HEAT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM PDT TUESDAY FOR
MUCH OF THE INTERIOR LOWLANDS IN NORTHWEST OREGON AND SOUTHWEST
WASHINGTON INCLUDING THE CASCADE FOOTHILLS...
THE HEAT ADVISORY IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM PDT TUESDAY.
* HIGH TEMPERATURES: GENERALLY IN THE 90S...EXCEPT 85 TO 95 IN
THE HIGHER TERRAIN AND LOWER COLUMBIA. HOTTEST TIME OF THE DAY
WILL BE 1 PM TO 6 PM EACH AFTERNOON.
* LOW TEMPERATURES: TEMPERATURES WILL CONTINUE TO BE SLOW TO
COOL OFF IN THE EVENING...ESPECIALLY IN URBAN AREAS AND HIGHER
TERRAIN. LOWS WILL GENERALLY BE IN THE UPPER 50S AND 60S.
* LOCATIONS INCLUDE: VANCOUVER...BATTLE GROUND...WASHOUGAL...
EUGENE...SPRINGFIELD...CORVALLIS...ALBANY...ODELL...SANDY...
ESTACADA...SWEET HOME...SALEM...MCMINNVILLE...HILLSBORO...
PORTLAND...OREGON CITY...GRESHAM...ST. HELENS...TOUTLE...
ARIEL...LAKE MERWIN...COUGAR...COTTAGE GROVE...LONGVIEW...
KELSO
* IMPACTS: TAKE CARE NOT TO OVER EXERT DURING THE HEAT OF THE
DAY...AND TO STAY HYDRATED WITH CLEAR LIQUIDS. AUTOMOBILES
CAN HEAT UP RAPIDLY TO TEMPERATURES HARMFUL OR EVEN DEADLY
TO PETS AND CHILDREN. USE CAUTION NEAR AREA RIVERS...BE
WATER SMART... WEAR A LIFE JACKET AND USE GOOD JUDGMENT.

RED FLAG WARNING

...GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY TODAY FOR THE OKANOGAN
VALLEY...HIGHLANDS...WATERVILLE PLATEAU AND WESTERN PORTIONS OF
COLUMBIA BASIN...
...DRY COLD FRONT TO BRING GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES THIS
EVENING INTO SUNDAY...
.GUSTY WINDS WILL COMBINE WITH A DRY AIR MASS TO PRODUCE A
POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS WILDFIRE ENVIRONMENT TODAY. WINDS WILL BE
CHANNELED DOWN THE OKANOGAN VALLEY AND ACROSS THE WATERVILLE
PLATEAU INTO THE WESTERN COLUMBIA BASIN. A DRY COLD FRONT WILL
DROP SOUTH THIS EVENING INTO EARLY SUNDAY BRINGING AN INCREASE IN
WIND GUSTS...ESPECIALLY ALONG RIDGETOPS. A VERY DRY AIR MASS WILL
ALSO ACCOMPANY THE FRONT RESULTING IN POOR OVERNIGHT RECOVERIES.
CRITICAL HUMIDITIES WILL RETURN EARLY SUNDAY MORNING IN THE
OKANOGAN VALLEY...HIGHLANDS...AND WESTERN BASIN WITH WINDS
REMAINING GUSTY UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON.
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 1 PM
PDT SUNDAY FOR WIND AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR NORTHEASTERN MOUNTAINS...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SPOKANE HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR WIND AND LOW HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM
THIS AFTERNOON TO 1 PM PDT SUNDAY.
* AFFECTED AREA: FIRE WEATHER ZONE 686 EAST WASHINGTON NORTHEAST
(ZONE 686).
* TIMING: NORTH WINDS WILL INCREASE THIS AFTERNOON BUT GENERALLY
REMAIN BELOW CRITICAL THRESHOLDS. AFTERNOON INSTABILITY AND LOW
HUMIDITIES WILL BE CRITICAL COULD ENHANCE FIRE GROWTH. THE MAIN
THREAT FOR WINDS WILL COME WITH A DRY COLD FRONT PASSAGE WHICH
ARRIVES 1800 - 2200 PDT THEN GUSTY WINDS CONTINUE INTO SUNDAY
MORNING. VERY DRY AIR BEHIND THE FRONT WILL BRING THE POTENTIAL
TO KEEP HUMIDITIES NEAR CRITICAL THRESHOLDS UNTIL SUNDAY
MORNING. BETTER RECOVERIES WILL BE POSSIBLE IN PEND OREILLE
COUNTY.
* WINDS: RIDGETOP WINDS: NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35
MPH...BECOMING NORTHEAST AFTER 0100 PDT. VALLEY WINDS 8 TO 14
MPH WITH SPORADIC GUSTS TO 30 MPH POSSIBLE.
* RELATIVE HUMIDITIES: 11 TO 18 PERCENT IN THE VALLEYS EARLY IN
THE EVENING... RECOVERING 25-40 PERCENT SUNDAY MORNING. IN THE
MOUNTAINS...18 TO 28 PERCENT IN THE EVENING RECOVERING 30 TO 40
PERCENT EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.
* IMPACTS: RAPID FIRE SPREAD IS POSSIBLE WITH EXISTING FIRES OR
NEW FIRE STARTS IN THE AREA.

RED FLAG WARNING

...GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY TODAY FOR THE OKANOGAN
VALLEY...HIGHLANDS...WATERVILLE PLATEAU AND WESTERN PORTIONS OF
COLUMBIA BASIN...
...DRY COLD FRONT TO BRING GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES THIS
EVENING INTO SUNDAY...
.GUSTY WINDS WILL COMBINE WITH A DRY AIR MASS TO PRODUCE A
POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS WILDFIRE ENVIRONMENT TODAY. WINDS WILL BE
CHANNELED DOWN THE OKANOGAN VALLEY AND ACROSS THE WATERVILLE
PLATEAU INTO THE WESTERN COLUMBIA BASIN. A DRY COLD FRONT WILL
DROP SOUTH THIS EVENING INTO EARLY SUNDAY BRINGING AN INCREASE IN
WIND GUSTS...ESPECIALLY ALONG RIDGETOPS. A VERY DRY AIR MASS WILL
ALSO ACCOMPANY THE FRONT RESULTING IN POOR OVERNIGHT RECOVERIES.
CRITICAL HUMIDITIES WILL RETURN EARLY SUNDAY MORNING IN THE
OKANOGAN VALLEY...HIGHLANDS...AND WESTERN BASIN WITH WINDS
REMAINING GUSTY UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON.
...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM PDT SUNDAY FOR WIND
AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR OKANOGAN VALLEY AND HIGHLANDS...WATERVILLE
PLATEAU AND WESTERN COLUMBIA BASIN...
* AFFECTED AREA: FIRE WEATHER ZONE 673 EAST WASHINGTON NORTHERN
COLUMBIA BASIN (ZONE 673)...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 684 EAST
WASHINGTON OKANOGAN/METHOW VALLEYS (ZONE 684) AND FIRE WEATHER
ZONE 687 EAST WASHINGTON OKANOGAN HIGHLANDS (ZONE 687).
* WINDS: NORTH 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.
* RELATIVE HUMIDITIES: 4 TO 12 PERCENT IN THE VALLEYS AND 12 TO
20 PERCENT OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN.
* IMPACTS: RAPID FIRE SPREAD IS POSSIBLE WITH EXISTING FIRES OR
NEW FIRE STARTS IN THE AREA.
* TIMING: WIND AND LOW HUMIDITY WILL CREATE RED FLAG CONDITIONS
TODAY AND THIS EVENING. A DRY COLD FRONT WILL ENHANCE WINDS THIS
EVENING AND OVERNIGHT AND USHER VERY DRY MIDLEVEL AIR INTO THE
REGION. WINDS WILL REMAIN GUSTY THROUGH MIDDAY SUNDAY AND
CRITICAL HUMIDITIES ARE EXPECTED TO RETURN EARLY SUNDAY
MORNING.

RED FLAG WARNING

...VERY DRY CONDITIONS WITH BREEZY CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON
AND EVENING...
.WINDS WILL INCREASE AGAIN TODAY IN THE EASTERN COLUMBIA RIVER
GORGE...CENTRAL AND NORTH CENTRAL OREGON...AND PORTIONS OF THE
LOWER COLUMBIA BASIN. WINDS WILL NOT BE AS GUSTY AS FRIDAY...BUT
WINDS IN THE 10 TO 20 MPH RANGE MAY CAUSE RAPID FIRE SPREAD. IN
THE HANFORD DISTRICT AND THE YAKIMA VALLEY...WINDS TONIGHT WILL
SHIFT TO THE NORTH TO 10 TO 20 MPH...AND GUSTS TO 30 TO 35 MPH
ARE POSSIBLE.
...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING
FOR FOR BREEZY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...
* AFFECTED AREAS...WASHINGTON ZONE 639 EAST SLOPES OF THE
SOUTHERN WASHINGTON CASCADES AND OREGON ZONE 639 EAST SLOPES
OF THE NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES...MAINLY IN THE EASTERN
COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE.
* TIMING...LOWEST RELATIVE HUMIDITY COMBINED WITH STRONGER WINDS
EXPECTED TO OCCUR BETWEEN 1 PM AND 8 PM.
* WIND...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.
* HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 15 PERCENT.
* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.
OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED. DO NOT RELEASE FIREWORKS
NEAR AREAS OF DRY VEGETATION OR FLAMMABLE MATERIAL.

RED FLAG WARNING

...VERY DRY CONDITIONS WITH BREEZY CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON
AND EVENING...
.WINDS WILL INCREASE AGAIN TODAY IN THE EASTERN COLUMBIA RIVER
GORGE...CENTRAL AND NORTH CENTRAL OREGON...AND PORTIONS OF THE
LOWER COLUMBIA BASIN. WINDS WILL NOT BE AS GUSTY AS FRIDAY...BUT
WINDS IN THE 10 TO 20 MPH RANGE MAY CAUSE RAPID FIRE SPREAD. IN
THE HANFORD DISTRICT AND THE YAKIMA VALLEY...WINDS TONIGHT WILL
SHIFT TO THE NORTH TO 10 TO 20 MPH...AND GUSTS TO 30 TO 35 MPH
ARE POSSIBLE.
...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM PDT SUNDAY FOR
WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...
* AFFECTED AREA...THE NORTHERN HALF OF FIRE WEATHER ZONE 675
EASTERN WASHINGTON COLUMBIA BASIN...COVERING SOUTHEAST
KITTITAS VALLEY...THE YAKIMA VALLEY...AND THE HANFORD
DISTRICT.
* TIMING...LOWEST RELATIVE HUMIDITY COMBINED WITH STRONGER WINDS
EXPECTED TO OCCUR BETWEEN 4 PM THROUGH 8 PM. WINDS ARE EXPECTED
TO SHIFT TO THE NORTH AND BECOME BREEZY TONIGHT.
* WIND...WEST TO NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH TODAY. NORTH WINDS 10
TO 20 MPH GUSTING TO 30 MPH...LOCAL GUSTS TO 35 MPH...TONIGHT.
* HUMIDITY...8 TO 15 PERCENT THIS AFTERNOON.
* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.
OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED. DO NOT RELEASE FIREWORKS
NEAR AREAS OF DRY VEGETATION OR FLAMMABLE MATERIAL.