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 IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING FOR THUNDERSTORMS WITH LIGHTNING AND GUSTY OUTFLOW
WINDS IN FIRE WEATHER ZONE 662...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A FIRE WEATHER
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING.
* 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 AROUND MID-DAY ON FRIDAY...CONTINUING INTO THE 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.

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 THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ACROSS FIRE
WEATHER ZONES OR643...OR645...WA643 AND WA645...
A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT SATURDAY.
* AFFECTED AREA...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 THIS AFTERNOON
AND EVENING AND EACH AFTERNOON AND EVENING THROUGH 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.

FIRE WEATHER WATCH

...SCATTERED LIGHTNING AND SOME ERRATIC THUNDERSTORMS WINDS OVER
AND NEAR THE EAST SLOPES OF THE CASCADES FRIDAY...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING FOR THUNDERSTORMS WITH DRY LIGHTNING AND GUSTY OUTFLOW
WINDS...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SPOKANE HAS ISSUED A FIRE WEATHER
WATCH FOR THUNDERSTORMS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING
THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING.
* 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 FRIDAY...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING FOR THUNDERSTORMS WITH DRY LIGHTNING AND GUSTY OUTFLOW
WINDS...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SPOKANE HAS ISSUED A FIRE WEATHER
WATCH FOR THUNDERSTORMS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT
THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING.
* 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 MOVE SLOWLY NORTH
OVERNIGHT... REACHING THE AREA BY EARLY TO MID MORNING.
* OUTFLOW WINDS: ERRATIC OUTFLOW WITH GUST UP TO 30 MPH WILL BE
POSSIBLE.
* IMPACTS: NEW FIRE START FROM LIGHTNING AS WELL AS EXISTING FIRE
GROWTH FROM ERRATIC AND GUSTY WINDS.

HEAT ADVISORY

...HOT CONDITIONS AGAIN TODAY IN THE LEWISTON CLARKSTON AREA...
...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
8 PM PDT THIS EVENING...
* TEMPERATURES...HIGHS 99 TO 105.
* TIMING...TEMPERATURES WILL BE WARMEST BETWEEN 1 PM AND 8 PM.
* LOCATIONS...CLARKSTON...AND ASOTIN.
* IMPACTS...HOT TEMPERATURES WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO CREATE
HEAT RELATED ILLNESSES. PEOPLE WHO ARE UNABLE TO CARE FOR
THEMSELVES WILL BE AT MOST RISK...INCLUDING YOUNG CHILDREN AND
THE ELDERLY. LIMIT OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES DURING THE AFTERNOON
WHEN TEMPERATURES WILL BE WARMEST. SEEK SHADED AREAS OFTEN TO
COOL OFF AND CONSUME PLENTY OF WATER TO KEEP HYDRATED.
* WEB PAGE: FOR A DETAILED VIEW OF THE HAZARD AREA VISIT
HTTP://WWW.WRH.NOAA.GOV/WRH/WHV/?WFO=OTX