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Red Flag Warning

Red Flag Warning issued July 21 at 2:47AM PDT until July 21 at 6:00PM PDT by NWS Seattle WA

* AFFECTED AREA...Fire Weather Zone 652 West Portion of the Olympic Mountains and Fire Weather Zone 661 East Portion of the Olympic Mountains. * THUNDERSTORMS....Scattered chance of thunderstorms over the Olympic mountains with LAL 3 during the morning and afternoon hours. * OUTFLOW WINDS...Gusty and erratic winds are possible in the vicinity of any thunderstorms that develop. * IMPACTS...Scattered lightning in dry fuels can cause multiple fire starts. Thunderstorms can also bring sudden sharp wind shifts on existing fires, causing rapid changes in a fire's rate of spread and direction of spread. Thunderstorm outflow winds can be a threat for several hours following the start of a new lightning-caused fire. If a fire were to begin, air quality may diminish in the surrounding area.

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West Portion of the Olympic Mountains; East Portion of the Olympic Mountains

Red Flag Warning

Red Flag Warning issued July 21 at 2:47AM PDT until July 22 at 5:00AM PDT by NWS Seattle WA

* AFFECTED AREA...Fire Weather Zone 658 West Slopes of the North Cascades Generally above 1500 Feet and Fire Weather Zone 659 West Slopes of the Central Cascades Generally above 1500 Feet. * THUNDERSTORMS...Scattered chance of thunderstorms over the Cascade mountains with LAL 3 during the afternoon and evening hours. * OUTFLOW WINDS...Gusty and erratic winds are possible in the vicinity of any thunderstorms that develop. * IMPACTS...Scattered lightning in dry fuels can cause multiple fire starts. Thunderstorms can also bring sudden sharp wind shifts on existing fires, causing rapid changes in a fire's rate of spread and direction of spread. Thunderstorm outflow winds can be a threat for several hours following the start of a new lightning-caused fire. If a fire were to begin, air quality may diminish in the surrounding area.

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West Slopes of the North Cascades Generally above 1500 Feet; West Slopes of the Central Cascades Generally above 1500 Feet

Heat Advisory

Heat Advisory issued July 20 at 9:09PM PDT until July 22 at 8:00PM PDT by NWS Pendleton OR

* WHAT...Hot conditions with temperatures of 95 to 105 degrees. This will pose a moderate to major risk of heat-related illness. * WHERE...In Oregon, Central Oregon, Ochoco-John Day Highlands, and North Central Oregon. In Washington, Lower Slopes of the Eastern Washington Cascades Crest. * WHEN...Until 8 PM PDT Monday. * IMPACTS...Heat will significantly increase the risk of heat-related illnesses for those who are sensitive to heat, especially those without effective cooling or adequate hydration.

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Area
Ochoco-John Day Highlands; North Central Oregon; Central Oregon; Lower Slopes of the Eastern Washington Cascades Crest

Excessive Heat Warning

Excessive Heat Warning issued July 20 at 9:09PM PDT until July 22 at 10:00PM PDT by NWS Pendleton OR

* WHAT...Dangerously hot conditions with temperatures of 100 to 110 degrees. This will pose a major risk of heat-related illness. * WHERE...Portions of central, north central, and northeast Oregon and central, south central, and southeast Washington. * WHEN...Until 10 PM PDT Monday. * IMPACTS...Extreme heat will significantly increase the risk of heat-related illnesses for much of the population, especially those who are heat sensitive and those without effective cooling or adequate hydration.

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Area
Eastern Columbia River Gorge of Oregon; Lower Columbia Basin of Oregon; Grande Ronde Valley; Wallowa County; Northern Blue Mountains of Oregon; Southern Blue Mountains of Oregon; John Day Basin; Foothills of the Northern Blue Mountains of Oregon; Foothills of the Southern Blue Mountains of Oregon; Eastern Columbia River Gorge of Washington; Kittitas Valley; Yakima Valley; Lower Columbia Basin of Washington; Foothills of the Blue Mountains of Washington; Northwest Blue Mountains; Simcoe Highlands

Red Flag Warning

Red Flag Warning issued July 20 at 4:10PM PDT until July 21 at 10:00PM PDT by NWS Spokane WA

...HOT DRY AND UNSTABLE CONDITIONS SUNDAY ACROSS THE CASCADES... * Affected Area: Fire Weather Zone 696 East Washington Central Cascades (Zone 696), Fire Weather Zone 697 East Portion of North Cascades National Park/Lake Chelan National Recreation Area (Zone 697), Fire Weather Zone 698 East Washington North Cascades (Zone 698), Fire Weather Zone 704 Methow Valley (Zone 704) and Fire Weather Zone 705 Foothills of Central Washington Cascades (Zone 705). * Temperatures: 100 to 108 in the valleys. Upper 80s and 90s in the mountains. * Winds: Southeast 5 to 10 mph through mid afternoon. Wind shift to the west or northwest 10 to 15 mph late afternoon into the evening. Localized wind gusts of 30 mph or more with showers and thunderstorms mid Sunday afternoon into Sunday evening. * Relative Humidities: 7 to 16 percent in the valleys and 16 to 24 percent over the higher terrain. * Lightning: There is 10 to 15% chance for thunderstorms late Sunday afternoon into Sunday night. Gusty outflow winds up to 30 mph possible.. * Impacts: Unstable conditions could lead to plume dominated fires. Rapid fire spread with any new or existing fires. These conditions may overwhelm initial attack capabilities.

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Area
East Washington Central Cascades; East Portion of North Cascades National Park / Lake Chelan National Recreation Area; East Washington North Cascades; Methow Valley; Central Washington Cascade Foothills

Red Flag Warning

Red Flag Warning issued July 20 at 12:39PM PDT until July 21 at 8:00PM PDT by NWS Portland OR

The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a Red Flag Warning for thunderstorms, which is in effect from 5 AM to 8 PM PDT Sunday. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect. * AFFECTED AREA...In Washington, Fire Weather Zone 634 Southern Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Fire Weather Zone 635 Mt. Adams Ranger District of the Gifford-Pinchot National Forest and Fire Weather Zone 636 Western Columbia River Gorge in Oregon and Washington. * THUNDERSTORMS...Isolated to scattered thunderstorms. * IMPACTS...Frequent lightning and critically dry fuels may result in numerous fire starts. Thunderstorm outflow winds may result in erratic fire spread. * OUTFLOW WINDS...Gusts up to 40 mph possible.

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Area
Southern Gifford Pinchot National Forest; Mt. Adams Ranger District of the Gifford-Pinchot National Forest; Western Columbia River Gorge in Oregon and Washington

Heat Advisory

Heat Advisory issued July 20 at 12:13PM PDT until July 22 at 8:00PM PDT by NWS Spokane WA

* WHAT...Hot temperatures. Valley high temperatures 98 to 105. Highs in the mountains in the 80s and 90s. * WHERE...Stevens Pass, Holden Village, and Stehekin. * WHEN...Until 8 PM PDT Monday. * IMPACTS...Heat will increase the risk of heat-related illnesses, especially those without effective cooling or adequate hydration.

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Area
Western Chelan County

Excessive Heat Warning

Excessive Heat Warning issued July 20 at 12:13PM PDT until July 22 at 8:00PM PDT by NWS Spokane WA

* WHAT...High temperatures 100 to 110 through Monday. Lows in the mid 60s to mid 70s. * WHERE...Portions of North and North Central Idaho and Central, East Central, North Central, Northeast, and Southeast Washington. * WHEN...Until 8 PM PDT Monday. * IMPACTS...Heat will increase the risk of heat-related illnesses, especially those without effective cooling or adequate hydration.

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Area
Northern Panhandle; Coeur d'Alene Area; Idaho Palouse; Central Panhandle Mountains; Lewiston Area; Lewis and Southern Nez Perce Counties; Northeast Blue Mountains; Lower Garfield and Asotin Counties; Washington Palouse; Moses Lake Area; Upper Columbia Basin; Spokane Area; Northeast Mountains; Okanogan Highlands; Wenatchee Area; Okanogan Valley; Waterville Plateau; Central Chelan County; Western Okanogan County

Air Quality Alert

Air Quality Alert issued July 19 at 12:00PM PDT by NWS Spokane WA

An Air Quality Alert has been issued by the following agencies: Washington Department of Ecology An Air Quality Alert, issued for all of Chelan County plus the Methow Valley down to Brewster in Okanogan County will remain in effect until further notice, due to expected smoke from the Pioneer Fire and other regional wildfires. Particulate matter (PM2.5) may reach Unhealthy and Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups levels. Health Impacts and Recommended Actions: When air quality is Unhealthy, everyone should reduce exposure. Limit time outside, avoid strenuous activity, and follow tips for cleaner indoor air. When air quality is Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups, sensitive groups should take steps to reduce exposure. Limit time outside, avoid strenuous outdoor activity, and follow tips for cleaner indoor air. Everyone should watch for symptoms as a sign to reduce exposure. Agricultural and outdoor burning restrictions are in effect.

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Area
Chelan, WA; Okanogan, WA

Air Quality Alert

Air Quality Alert issued July 17 at 4:48PM PDT by NWS Spokane WA

An Air Quality Alert has been issued by the following agencies: Washington Department of Ecology An Air Quality Alert, issued for all of Chelan County plus the Methow Valley down to Brewster in Okanogan County will remain in effect until further notice, due to expected smoke from the Pioneer Fire and other regional wildfires. Particulate matter (PM2.5) may reach Unhealthy and Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups levels. Health Impacts and Recommended Actions: When air quality is Unhealthy, everyone should reduce exposure. Limit time outside, avoid strenuous activity, and follow tips for cleaner indoor air. When air quality is Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups, sensitive groups should take steps to reduce exposure. Limit time outside, avoid strenuous outdoor activity, and follow tips for cleaner indoor air. Everyone should watch for symptoms as a sign to reduce exposure. Agricultural and outdoor burning restrictions are in effect.

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Area
Chelan, WA; Okanogan, WA
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