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

...GUSTY WINDS TODAY THROUGH THE COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE WITH HOT...
DRY...AND UNSTABLE CONDITIONS CONDITIONS SATURDAY. HOT...DRY...
AND UNSTABLE CONDITIONS CONTINUE OVER THE CENTRAL MOUNTAINS OF
OREGON AND OVER THE LOWER COLUMBIA BASIN TODAY AND SATURDAY...
.HOT...DRY...AND UNSTABLE CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE
WEEKEND WITH WINDS INCREASING OUT OF THE GORGE TODAY. HIGH LEVEL
HAINES CONTINUE ACROSS THE CENTRAL MOUNTAINS OF OREGON TODAY
THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING. HIGH LEVEL HAINES OVER THE LOWER
COLUMBIA BASIN TODAY THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING. THE MAIN FIRE
CONCERNS WITH THE HAINES THREAT WOULD BE WHATS LEFT OVER OF THE
WEST FORK AND CORNER CREEK FIRE IN OREGON AND THE BLUE CREEK FIRE
IN WASHINGTON. ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP ALONG THE GORGE TODAY COULD
SPREAD RAPIDLY DUE TO WINDS...THEN HAVE EXTREME BEHAVIOR SATURDAY
DUE TO HIGH HAINES. WEBER
...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PDT SATURDAY
FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY TODAY AND VERY HOT AND DRY
CONDITIONS SATURDAY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 639...
* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES OR/WA639.
* TIMING...WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE OUT OF THE WEST THIS
AFTERNOON. THESE WINDS WILL PERSIST INTO THIS EVENING BEFORE
DIMINISHING AFTER SUNSET. VERY HOT AND DRY CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED ON SATURDAY.
* WIND...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* HUMIDITY...8 TO 11 PERCENT.
* HAINES...5 TODAY...6 ON SATURDAY.
* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.
OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

RED FLAG WARNING

...GUSTY WINDS TODAY THROUGH THE COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE WITH HOT...
DRY...AND UNSTABLE CONDITIONS CONDITIONS SATURDAY. HOT...DRY...
AND UNSTABLE CONDITIONS CONTINUE OVER THE CENTRAL MOUNTAINS OF
OREGON AND OVER THE LOWER COLUMBIA BASIN TODAY AND SATURDAY...
.HOT...DRY...AND UNSTABLE CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE
WEEKEND WITH WINDS INCREASING OUT OF THE GORGE TODAY. HIGH LEVEL
HAINES CONTINUE ACROSS THE CENTRAL MOUNTAINS OF OREGON TODAY
THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING. HIGH LEVEL HAINES OVER THE LOWER
COLUMBIA BASIN TODAY THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING. THE MAIN FIRE
CONCERNS WITH THE HAINES THREAT WOULD BE WHATS LEFT OVER OF THE
WEST FORK AND CORNER CREEK FIRE IN OREGON AND THE BLUE CREEK FIRE
IN WASHINGTON. ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP ALONG THE GORGE TODAY COULD
SPREAD RAPIDLY DUE TO WINDS...THEN HAVE EXTREME BEHAVIOR SATURDAY
DUE TO HIGH HAINES. WEBER
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PDT SATURDAY FOR VERY
HOT AND DRY CONDITIONS...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PENDLETON HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PDT SATURDAY. THE FIRE
WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.
* TIMING...HOT AND DRY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING.
* WIND...WINDS WILL BE MAINLY TERRAIN DRIVEN LESS THAN 5 MPH.
* HUMIDITY...8 TO 11 PERCENT.
* HAINES...6.
* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.
ALSO...BLUE CREEK FIRE COULD HAVE EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.
OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

RED FLAG WARNING

...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED ACROSS SOUTHWEST
WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST OREGON FROM THE COAST RANGE TO THE
CASCADES THROUGH SATURDAY...
...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PDT SATURDAY FOR
HOT...DRY...UNSTABLE CONDITIONS COMBINED WITH CRITICALLY DRY
FUELS FOR OREGON FIRE WEATHER ZONES 602...603...604...605...
606...607...608...AND WASHINGTON FIRE WEATHER ZONES 602...604 AND
660...
* AFFECTED ZONES...IN OREGON...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 602...603...
604...605...606...607 AND 608. IN WASHINGTON...FIRE WEATHER
ZONES 602...604 AND 660.
* AFFECTED AREAS...THIS INCLUDES GIFFORD PINCHOT NATIONAL
FOREST...MT HOOD NATIONAL FOREST WEST OF THE CASCADE CREST...
THE WILLAMETTE NATIONAL FOREST...PORTIONS OF THE SIUSLAW
NATIONAL FOREST...THE WILLAMETTE VALLEY AND ADJACENT
FOOTHILLS...AS WELL AS THE CLARK COUNTY LOWLANDS. ODF...BLM...
AND WASHINGTON DNR LANDS ARE INCLUDED AS WELL.
* TIMING...NOW THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING.
* STABILITY...MID AND HIGH LEVEL HAINES 5 TO 6 AT TIMES. VERY
UNSTABLE CONDITIONS COULD PROMOTE COLUMN GROWTH TO 10 TO 12
THOUSAND FEET MSL OR GREATER UNDER INTENSE BURNING CONDITIONS.
* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...10 TO 20 PERCENT IN MANY AREAS. OVERNIGHT
RECOVERIES WILL BE POOR ALONG AND ABOVE THERMAL BELTS.
* TEMPERATURES...GENERALLY 100 TO 105 OVER THE LOWLANDS...AND 85
TO 95 IN THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* WIND...GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASINGLY BECOME AN ISSUE
TODAY AND SATURDAY. SUSTAINED NORTHWEST WINDS 8 TO 14 MPH WITH
GUSTS TO 25 MPH EXPECTED FOR EXPOSED AREAS BY SATURDAY
AFTERNOON.
* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF AN INCREASINGLY HOT...DRY...AND
UNSTABLE ENVIRONMENT...GUSTY WINDS...AND VERY DRY FUELS MAY
RESULT IN RAPID GROWTH OF NEW OR EXISTING FIRES.

RED FLAG WARNING

...DRY AND UNSTABLE AIR MASS ABOVE 2000 FEET UNTIL SATURDAY
EVENING...
.A VERY DRY AND SOMEWHAT UNSTABLE MID-LEVEL AIR MASS WILL PROVIDE
AN ENVIRONMENT THAT SUPPORTS ACTIVE FIRE BEHAVIOR.
...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PDT SATURDAY
FOR A DRY AND UNSTABLE AIR MASS ABOVE 2000 FEET ELEVATION IN FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 652...658...659 AND 661...
* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 652...658...659 AND 661.
THIS INCLUDES THE OLYMPIC MOUNTAINS AND THE CASCADES WEST OF
THE CREST. THIS WARNING IS TARGETED TO LOCATIONS ABOVE 2000
FEET ELEVATION.
* HAINES...MID-LEVEL AND HIGH-LEVEL HAINES 5. THIS INDICATES A
VERY DRY AND SOMEWHAT UNSTABLE AIR MASS.
* TEMPERATURES...AROUND 15 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL FOR THIS TIME
OF YEAR.
* HUMIDITY...FALLING BELOW 25 PERCENT THIS AFTERNOON AND AGAIN ON
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...WITH POOR NIGHTTIME HUMIDITY RECOVERY
THROUGH TONIGHT.
* IMPACTS...OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

HEAT ADVISORY

...VERY HOT TEMPERATURES THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...
.STRONG HIGH PRESSURE ALOFT WITH SINKING AIR WILL CAUSE VERY HOT
TEMPERATURES TO CONTINUE THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK INTO THE
WEEKEND. EXPECT TEMPERATURES TO EXCEED THE CENTURY MARK FOR THE
NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.
...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PDT SATURDAY...
* HIGH TEMPERATURES...102 TO 107.
* TIMING...THE HOTTEST TIMES OF THE DAY WILL BE FROM NOON UNTIL
7 PM EACH DAY. TEMPERATURES AT NIGHT WILL NOT COOL OFF THAT
MUCH AND WILL REMAIN AT LEAST IN THE MID TO UPPER 60S.
* IMPACTS...THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR HEAT EXHAUSTION AND HEAT
STROKE DUE TO THE HOT TEMPERATURES. DO NOT LEAVE YOUR CHILDREN
OR PETS IN A HOT CAR. DO NOT OVER EXERT YOURSELF OUTDOORS
DURING THE HOTTEST TIMES OF THE DAY.

HEAT ADVISORY

...HEAT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PDT SUNDAY...
* TEMPERATURES...HIGHS WILL REACH THE MID AND UPPER 90S AGAIN
TODAY AND AROUND 90 SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. LOW TEMPERATURES WILL
BE IN THE UPPER 50S TO LOW 60S...EXCEPT LOWER TO MID 60S IN THE
SEATTLE METRO AREA.
* IMPACTS...HOT TEMPERATURES CAN PLACE EXTRA STRESS ON THE BODY
AND POSSIBLY LEAD TO DEHYDRATION AND HEAT EXHAUSTION. DRINK
PLENTY OF FLUIDS.

HEAT ADVISORY

...VERY HOT TEMPERATURES TODAY AND SATURDAY...
.HIGH PRESSURE AND HOT TEMPERATURES ARE FORECAST FOR THE NEXT
COUPLE OF DAYS. EXPECT DAYTIME TEMPERATURES TOPPING OUT IN THE
TRIPLE DIGITS.
...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM PDT SATURDAY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SPOKANE HAS ISSUED A HEAT
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM PDT
SATURDAY FOR THE LEWISTON AREA...LOWER GARFIELD AND ASOTIN
COUNTIES...
* TEMPERATURES...HIGHS 96 TO 105. LOWS NEAR 65.
* TIMING...THE HOTTEST TIME OF THE DAY WILL RUN FROM NOON TO 8 PM
EACH DAY. TEMPERATURES WILL ONLY COOL OFF INTO THE MID TO UPPER
60S OVERNIGHT.
* LOCATIONS...THE LC VALLEY...INCLUDING LEWISTON...CLARKSTON...
LAPWAI...ASOTIN AND POMEROY
* IMPACTS...THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR HEAT EXHAUSTION AND HEAT
STROKE DUE TO THE HOT TEMPERATURES. DO NOT LEAVE YOUR CHILDREN
OR PETS IN A HOT CAR. DO NOT OVER EXERT YOURSELF OUTDOORS
DURING THE HOTTEST TIMES OF THE DAY.

EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PDT THIS
EVENING FOR THE WILLAMETTE VALLEY...COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE AND UPPER
HOOD RIVER VALLEY...
AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PDT THIS
EVENING.
* TIMING: THROUGH THIS EVENING.
* HIGH TEMPERATURES: 100 TO 105 DEGREES. HOTTEST IN THE CENTRAL
AND SOUTHERN WILLAMETTE VALLEY AND CENTRAL COLUMBIA RIVER
GORGE.
* LOW TEMPERATURES: 60 TO 65 DEGREES.
* DURATION UNCERTAINTY: 90 TO 98 DEGREE TEMPERATURES WILL
LIKELY PERSIST THROUGH THE WEEKEND AND POSSIBLY INTO MONDAY.
THE HOTTEST TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN IN THE CENTRAL AND
SOUTHERN WILLAMETTE VALLEY AND CENTRAL COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE.
* LOCATIONS INCLUDE: EUGENE...SPRINGFIELD...CORVALLIS...
ALBANY...SALEM...MCMINNVILLE...HILLSBORO...PORTLAND...
OREGON CITY...GRESHAM...VANCOUVER...BATTLE GROUND...
WASHOUGAL...ODELL
* IMPACTS: DO NOT LEAVE CHILDREN AND PETS UNATTENDED IN
AUTOMOBILES.

HEAT ADVISORY

...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR
THE OREGON COAST RANGE...LOWER COLUMBIA RIVER VALLEY AND OREGON
CASCADE FOOTHILLS...
A HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PDT THIS EVENING.
* TIMING: THROUGH THIS EVENING.
* HIGH TEMPERATURES: 90 TO 100 DEGREES.
* LOW TEMPERATURES: 55 TO 65 DEGREES.
* DURATION UNCERTAINTY: 85 TO 95 DEGREE TEMPERATURES WILL
LIKELY PERSIST THROUGH THE WEEKEND...AND POSSIBLY INTO
MONDAY FOR THE LOWER ELEVATIONS.
* LOCATIONS INCLUDE: VERNONIA...ST. HELENS...VENETA...
LONGVIEW...KELSO
* IMPACTS: DO NOT LEAVE CHILDREN AND PETS UNATTENDED IN
AUTOMOBILES.