Interactive NWS Alert
Radar valid at 1000 pm PDT, Jul 21st 2021
...LIGHTNING WITH THUNDERSTORMS AND DRY AND BREEZY CONDITONS WILL
BRING CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS THROUGH WEDNESDAY...
.There will be multiple fire weather hazards resulting in critical
fire weather conditions through Wednesday evening. Two rounds of
lightning with the first moving through Tuesday morning and the
next expected Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. Both rounds of
thunderstorms will occur over eastern districts in Washington and
north Idaho. Areas near the east slopes of the Cascades will see
gusty winds and low relative humidity this afternoon into the
early evening. A cold front Wednesday afternoon will deliver
gusty winds with low relative humidity for much of the region.
East Washington Okanogan/Methow Valleys (Zone 684)-
East Washington Okanogan Highlands (Zone 687)-
350 AM PDT Tue Jul 20 2021
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 10 PM PDT
WEDNESDAY FOR WINDS WITH LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR THE METHOW
VALLEY, OKANOGAN VALLEY AND OKANOGAN HIGHLANDS...
The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued a Red Flag
Warning for winds and low relative humidity, which is in effect
from noon today to 10 PM PDT Wednesday.
* Affected Area: Fire Weather Zone 684 East Washington
Okanogan/Methow Valleys (Zone 684) and Fire Weather Zone 687
East Washington Okanogan Highlands (Zone 687).
* Winds: Okanogan Valley/Highlands south to southwest winds 10 to
20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. In the Methow Valley, northwest
winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts 20 to 25 mph on Tuesday and 10 to
20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph on Wednesday.
* Relative Humidities: 10 to 20 percent.
* Impacts: Potential for rapid fire spread for any new or existing
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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