Kittitas Valley Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Heat Advisory
Issued: 8:42 PM PDT Jul. 16, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Heat advisory remains in effect until 9 PM PDT Tuesday...

* temperatures... highs today and Tuesday between 98 and 103.
Overnight lows will be in the 60s.

* Impacts... heat stress and dehydration could lead to health
concerns such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Take extra precautions... if you work or spend time outside. When
possible... reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat
stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when
possible and drink plenty of water.

To reduce risk during outdoor work... the occupational safety and
health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks
in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by
heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke
is an emergency... call 9 1 1.




Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 2:25 PM PDT Jul. 16, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning in effect from 4 PM Tuesday to 10 PM PDT
Wednesday for wind and low relative humidity for central
Washington Cascade valleys and the western Columbia Basin...

The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued a red flag
warning for wind and low relative humidity, which is in effect
from 4 PM Tuesday to 10 PM PDT Wednesday.

* Affected area: fire weather zone 673 East Washington northern
Columbia Basin and fire weather zone 677 East Washington central
Cascade valleys.

* Winds: west 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

* Relative humidities: 8 to 20 percent.

* Impacts: gusty winds and low relative humidity on dry fuels will
promote rapid fire spread.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.




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