Okanogan Valley

Heat Advisory:

Issued at: 3:54 am PDT on July 3, 2015, expires at: 9:00 PM PDT on July 03, 2015
  • ...Heat advisory remains in effect until 9 PM PDT this evening...
  • temperatures...highs in the upper 90s to 104.
  • Locations...Wenatchee...Brewster...Omak...Oroville
  • impacts...if you plan to be active be prepared for more hot weather. Drink plenty of water. If you are outdoors...take breaks from vigorous activity and rest in the shade. 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 911. A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. Very hot temperatures can create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids...stay in an air- conditioned room...stay out of the sun... and check up on relatives and neighbors.

Fire Weather Warning:

Issued at: 2:32 am PDT on July 3, 2015, expires at: 10:00 PM PDT on July 04, 2015
  • ...Red flag warning remains in effect from noon to 10 PM PDT Saturday for wind and low relative humidity for Okanogan Valley... Waterville Plateau...and western Columbia Basin...
  • affected area: fire weather zone 673 East Washington northern Columbia Basin (zone 673)...fire weather zone 684 East Washington Okanogan/Methow valleys (zone 684) and fire weather zone 687 East Washington Okanogan Highlands (zone 687).
  • Winds: north 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.
  • Relative humidities: 8 to 16 percent.
  • Impacts: rapid fire spread is possible with existing fires or new fire starts in the area. 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 will create extreme fire growth potential.
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