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

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...THIS IS A TEST TO DETERMINE TRANSMISSION TIMES INVOLVED IN THE
DISSEMINATION OF TSUNAMI INFORMATION...

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT

...GUSTY WINDS TODAY MAY CAUSE AREAS OF BLOWING DUST...
A COLD FRONT WILL SWEEP ACROSS WASHINGTON AND OREGON THIS
AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING. INCREASING WINDS CAN BE EXPECTED
AHEAD AND BEHIND THE COLD FRONT. A WIND ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT
THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING FOR THE KITTITAS VALLEY. ELSEWHERE...
WINDS SUSTAINED AT 15 TO 25 MPH GUSTING TO 35 MPH WILL ACCOMPANY
THE COLD FRONT. WIND GUSTS MAY RESULT IN BLOWING
DUST...PARTICULARLY OVER NEWLY PLOWED FIELDS.
IF YOU ARE TRAVELING ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST WASHINGTON
AND CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST OREGON...WATCH FOR GUSTY WINDS NEAR
AREAS OF LOOSE SOIL. DRIVE SLOWLY AND TURN YOUR LIGHTS ON. USE
EMERGENCY LIGHTS IF YOU ENCOUNTER POOR VISIBILITY. PULL OFF TO THE
NEAREST EXIT AND FIND A LOCATION THAT IS SAFE TO PARK.

WIND ADVISORY

...VERY WINDY ACROSS THE KITTITAS VALLEY THIS AFTERNOON AND
EVENING...
.A MOSTLY DRY COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE KITTITAS VALLEY THIS
AFTERNOON. THIS FRONT...IN COMBINATION WITH THE MIXING OF WINDS
DOWN FROM ALOFT...WILL RESULT IN VERY WINDY CONDITIONS IN THE
KITTITAS VALLEY.
...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 9 PM PDT
THIS EVENING...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PENDLETON HAS ISSUED A WIND
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 9 PM
PDT THIS EVENING.
* TIMING: WINDS WILL GRADUALLY INCREASE THROUGH TODAY...PEAKING IN
THE LATE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING.
* WINDS: NORTHWEST WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS OF UP TO
AROUND 45 MPH. STRONGEST WINDS WILL BE ACROSS THE NORTH SIDE OF
THE VALLEY.
* IMPACTS: THESE WINDS CAN MAKE TRAVELING HAZARDOUS...ESPECIALLY
FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.

RED FLAG WARNING

...STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES ACROSS 641 WILL MAKE FOR
CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON...
.A DRY COLD FRONT WILL PUSH THROUGH THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON.
EXPECT THAT THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL APPROACH AT THE PEAK HEATING
OF THE DAY...AND HUMIDITIES ARE EXPECTED TO BE LOWEST.
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM PDT THIS
EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY ACROSS FIRE WEATHER
ZONES OR641 AND WA641...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PENDLETON HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING.
* AFFECTED AREA...IN ORZ641...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 641 LOWER
COLUMBIA BASIN OF OREGON. IN WAZ641...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 641
LOWER COLUMBIA BASIN OF WASHINGTON.
* TIMING...MAIN WIND RH THREATS WILL BE BETWEEN 2 PM THROUGH 6
PM...BUT MAY LINGER IN SOME AREAS.
* WINDS...WEST 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.
* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 20 PERCENT.
* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF WINDS, LOW HUMIDITY, AND
CRITICALLY DRY FUELS MAY RESULT IN RAPID FIRE SPREAD.