300 PM PDT Sat Jul 4 2015
... Hot weather will continue in western Washington... .
The recent stretch of very warm weather will likely continue into
the middle of next week. Cooler weather is expected by the end
of next week. Hot weather can stress the body and lead to heat
exhaustion. Drink plenty of water and check up on elderly or infirm
relatives if you live in a hot area.
... Red flag warning in effect from 2 am to 5 PM PDT Sunday for
gusty winds and low humidity for fire weather zones 650... 653...
654 and 656...
The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a red flag
warning... which is in effect from 2 am to 5 PM PDT Sunday.
* Affected area... fire weather zones 650... 653... 654... and 656.
The warning is intended to target areas from Sumas and
Bellingham to the San Juan Islands... the northeast corner of the
olympic peninsula... the northwest olympic peninsula... valleys
within the north Cascades... and the Puget Sound region along and
west of I-5... including the Kitsap peninsula.
* Wind... northeast winds of 10 to 20 mph will develop late tonight
and Sunday morning. In the north Cascades and over the northwest
olympic peninsula... gusts as high as 35 mph are possible. Winds
will then pick up to 10-15 mph from the Admiralty Inlet area
south through the Kitsap peninsula from late Sunday morning
into the afternoon. Winds will diminish later on Sunday
* Humidity... 15-30 percent.
* Impacts... any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are
either occurring or will occur within the next 24 hours. A
combination of wind and low humidity can contribute to active fire
behavior and rapid rates of spread.
... Record high temperature set at Seattle-Tacoma WA Airport...
A record high temperature of 92 degrees was set at Seattle-Tacoma
WA Airport yesterday. This breaks the old record of 91 set in 1972.
... Record high temperature set at Seattle WA WFO...
A record high temperature of 90 degrees was set at Seattle WA WFO
yesterday. This breaks the old record of 88 set in 1997.
... Record high temperature set at Olympia WA Airport...
A record high temperature of 93 degrees was set at Olympia WA
Airport yesterday. This ties the old record of 93 set in 1972.