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Heat Advisory

Heat Advisory issued July 13 at 3:24PM PDT until July 14 at 10:00PM PDT by NWS Spokane WA

* WHAT...Hot conditions during the day for the valleys. Highs 93 to 105. Overnight lows will be in the upper 50s and 60s. * WHERE...Portions of North and North Central Idaho and Central, East Central, North Central, Northeast, and Southeast Washington. * WHEN...Until 10 PM PDT Sunday. * IMPACTS...Heat will 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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Northern Panhandle; Coeur d'Alene Area; Idaho Palouse; Central Panhandle Mountains; Lewiston Area; Lewis and Southern Nez Perce Counties; 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

Heat Advisory

Heat Advisory issued July 13 at 2:53PM PDT until July 14 at 10:00PM PDT by NWS Pendleton OR

* WHAT...Hot conditions with temperatures 95-105 degrees expected. This will pose a moderate to locally 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 Sunday. * 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
Eastern Columbia River Gorge of Oregon; Lower Columbia Basin of Oregon; Grande Ronde Valley; Southern Blue Mountains of Oregon; John Day Basin; Ochoco-John Day Highlands; Foothills of the Northern Blue Mountains of Oregon; Foothills of the Southern Blue Mountains of Oregon; Central Oregon; Eastern Columbia River Gorge of Washington; Kittitas Valley; Yakima Valley; Lower Columbia Basin of Washington; Foothills of the Blue Mountains of Washington; Simcoe Highlands

Red Flag Warning

Red Flag Warning issued July 13 at 2:50PM PDT until July 14 at 9:00PM PDT by NWS Pendleton OR

...HOT, DRY, AND UNSTABLE WITH A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS OVER SOUTHEAST OREGON THIS WEEKEND... ...DRY AND BREEZY CONDITIONS IN THE COLUMBIA BASIN AND KITTITAS VALLEY SUNDAY... Hot, dry, and unstable conditions continue through the weekend, along with a slight chance of thunderstorms on Sunday primarily over the mountains of central Oregon. Meanwhile, breezy winds and low RHs are expected to produce critical fire weather conditions for the Columbia Basin and Kittitas Valley on Sunday. The National Weather Service in Pendleton has issued a Red Flag Warning for wind and low relative humidity, which is in effect from 11 AM to 9 PM PDT Sunday. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect. * AFFECTED AREA...Fire Weather Zones 641 Lower Columbia Basin of Oregon, 690 Kittitas Valley and 691 Lower Columbia Basin. * WINDS...West 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. * RELATIVE HUMIDITY...As low as 10 percent. * IMPACTS...The combination of sustained wind and low relative humidity will result in conditions conducive to rapid fire spread and extreme fire behavior.

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Area
Lower Columbia Basin of Oregon; Kittitas Valley; Lower Columbia Basin

Red Flag Warning

Red Flag Warning issued July 13 at 2:05PM PDT until July 14 at 9:00PM PDT by NWS Spokane WA

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR WIND AND LOW HUMIDITY SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING ACROSS PARTS OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN WASHINGTON... The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued a Red Flag Warning for wind and low relative humidity, which is in effect from 2 PM to 9 PM PDT Sunday. * Affected Area: Fire Weather Zone 707 Western Columbia Basin and Fire Weather Zone 709 Lower Palouse-Snake River. * Winds: West 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. The winds will be strongest for the Western Columbia Basin in the late afternoon and evening hours. The winds will be strongest for the Lower Palouse Snake River area during the afternoon. * Relative Humidities: 8 to 18 percent. * Impacts: The combination of gusty winds, low relative humidity values, hot temperatures, and dried fuels could lead to rapid fire spread on existing or new fires.

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Area
Western Columbia Basin; Lower Palouse / Snake River

Red Flag Warning

Red Flag Warning issued July 13 at 2:05PM PDT until July 14 at 9:00PM PDT by NWS Spokane WA

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR WIND AND LOW HUMIDITY SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING ACROSS PARTS OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN WASHINGTON... The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued a Red Flag Warning for wind and low relative humidity, which is in effect from 2 PM to 9 PM PDT Sunday. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect. * Affected Area: Fire Weather Zone 705 Foothills of Central Washington Cascades and Fire Weather Zone 706 Waterville Plateau. * Winds: West 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. * Relative Humidities: 10 to 19 percent. * Impacts: The combination of gusty winds, low relative humidity values, hot temperatures, and dried fuels could lead to rapid fire spread on existing or new fires.

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Area
Central Washington Cascade Foothills; Waterville Plateau

Air Quality Alert

Air Quality Alert issued July 12 at 9:42AM 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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