Weather Alerts for Active

Issued by the National Weather Service

Red Flag Warning  RED FLAG WARNING   Red Flag Warning
ACTIVE

Areas Affected:
North Coastal Lowlands - Northeast Puget Sound Lowlands Generally Below 1500 Feet - Strait of Juan De Fuca and Northwest Interior Lowlands - West Slopes of the North Cascades Generally above 1500 Feet
Effective: Mon, 8/20 5:00am Updated: Mon, 8/20 8:11am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Mon, 8/20 6:00pm Severity:  Severe  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TO 6 PM PDT MONDAY FOR
GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 650, 653,
656 AND 658...
The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a Red Flag
Warning for moderate breezes and low humidity, which is in effect
from 5 AM to 6 PM PDT Monday.
* AFFECTED AREA...Fire Weather Zones 650, 653, 656 and 658. This
includes the west side of the North Cascades, the upper Skagit
Valley, Western Whatcom County including Bellingham, the San
Juan Islands and parts of the northwest Olympic Peninsula.
* WINDS...Northeast wind in excess of 12 mph will develop on
Monday morning. Exposed locations such as ridgetops and
communities northeast of Bellingham could gust around 20 to 25
mph.
* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...20 to 35 percent.
* IMPACTS...A combination of moderate breezes, low relative
humidity, and warm temperatures can contribute to rapid rates
of spread and down-wind spotting on existing fires.

Information:
A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either imminent or occurring now. Any fires that develop will
likely spread quickly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

Air Quality Alert  AIR QUALITY ALERT   Air Quality Alert
ACTIVE

Areas Affected:
Clallam - Grays Harbor - Island - Jefferson - King - Kitsap - Lewis - Mason - Pierce - San Juan - Skagit - Snohomish - Thurston - Whatcom
Effective: Sun, 8/19 12:50pm Updated: Mon, 8/20 8:11am Urgency: Unknown
Expires: Tue, 8/21 3:00am Severity: Unknown Certainty: Unknown

 
Details:
...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT FOR WESTERN WASHINGTON UNTIL 5 PM PDT
WEDNESDAY...
An Air Quality Alert for smoke has been issued by the following
agencies:
Washington State Department of Ecology,
Northwest Clean Air Agency,
Olympic Region Clean Air Agency,
Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, and
Southwest Clean Air Agency.
Unhealthy air will become common across the area due to smoke from
large wildfires. Some improvement in the air quality is anticipated
late Wednesday.
Children, the elderly, and individuals with respiratory illnesses
are most at risk of serious health effects. If you experience
respiratory distress, you should contact your doctor.
For current current air quality conditions, health precautions, and
additional information on wildland fire smoke, visit the Washington
Blog at http://wasmoke.blogspot.com. You may also contact your local
air quality agency.