Weather Alerts for Chelan

Issued by the National Weather Service

Red Flag Warning  RED FLAG WARNING   Red Flag Warning
CHELAN

Areas Affected:
Central Cascade Valleys
Effective: Fri 4:00 pm Updated: Fri 6:30 pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Fri 8:00 pm Severity:  Severe  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...DRY COLD FRONT PASSAGE TODAY...
.A dry cold front will pass through the region this evening
bringing breezy and gusty conditions during a period of low
relative humidity. Gusty winds will continue overnight.
...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING
FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR CENTRAL CASCADE VALLEYS
(FWZ677)...
* Affected Area: Fire Weather Zone 677 East Washington Central
Cascade Valleys (Zone 677).
* Winds: West 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Winds will
continue all night.
* Relative Humidities: 15 to 22 percent this evening, and will
then rise to around 50 percent by Saturday morning.
* Impacts: Breezy to locally windy conditions combined with low
relative humidity may lead to rapid fire spread with any new
or existing fires.

Information:
A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now....or will shortly. A combination of
strong winds...low relative humidity...and warm temperatures can
contribute to extreme fire behavior.