Weather Alerts for Okanogan

Issued by the National Weather Service

Red Flag Warning  RED FLAG WARNING   Red Flag Warning
OKANOGAN

Areas Affected:
Central Cascade Valleys - Okanogan Valley
Effective: Sun 5:46 pm Updated: Sun 7:30 pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Mon 3:00 am Severity:  Severe  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...WINDY DRY COLD FRONT THIS EVENING...
.A dry cold front will pass through the area this evening. Windy
conditions will develop in the Cascade gaps before relative
humidities recover above critical thresholds. The winds will
affect the Okanogan Valley beginning in the early evening.
...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM PDT MONDAY FOR
WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR THE CENTRAL CASCADE VALLEYS
AND OKANOGAN/METHOW VALLEYS...
* Affected Area: Fire Weather Zone 677 East Washington Central
Cascade Valleys (Zone 677) and Fire Weather Zone 684 East
Washington Okanogan/Methow Valleys (Zone 684).
* Winds: In the Wenatchee area...Lake Chelan and Methow Valleys
northwest wind 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. In the
Okanogan Valley north wind 20 to 30 mph with local gusts to 45
mph.
* Relative Humidities: 15 to 25 percent.
* Impacts: Windy conditions with low relative humidities will
promote rapid spread of new or existing fires. Outdoor burning
is highly discouraged.

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.