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Heat Advisory

Statement as of 2:26 PM PDT on August 25, 2016

Expires 11:00 PM EDT on August 26, 2016


... Heat advisory remains in effect until 8 PM PDT Friday...

* temperature... high temperatures this afternoon and Friday
afternoon will be in the upper 80s to 90s over the interior of
western Washington from Seattle southward. Low temperatures will also
be quite mild with urban areas dropping only into the upper 50s
to mid 60s.

* Timing... this afternoon and evening... and Friday afternoon and
evening.

* Impacts... hot weather increases the potential for dehydration and
heat related illnesses. The elderly... the Young... and those who
work or exercise outdoors will be the most vulnerable to heat
related illnesses if extra precautions are not taken.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles
under any circumstances. This is especially true during warm or hot
weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter
of minutes.

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 stroke.
Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink
plenty of water.

If you plan to go boating to escape the heat... wear an approved life
jacket. Drowning is the cause of most boating fatalities. Also...
avoid alcohol as it impairs judgment.




Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 8:00 AM PDT on August 25, 2016

Expires 1:00 AM EDT on August 26, 2016


... Red flag warning remains in effect until 10 PM PDT this
evening for moderate breezes and low humidity...

* affected area... fire weather zone 650... including Forks...
Quillayute... and Ellis Mountain. Fire weather zones 654... .
655 and 657... including the I-5 corridor from Seattle on south
through Lewis County and the Kitsap peninsula.

* Wind... north or northeast wind rising to 8 to 14 mph with gusts
to 20 mph this afternoon and evening.

* Humidity... falling to 20-30 percent.

* Timing... the combination of sustained winds in excess of 10-12
mph and humidity below 30 percent will last for 3 to 5 hours
this afternoon and evening.

* Impacts... a combination of a moderate breeze... low relative
humidity and warm temperatures can contribute to rapid rates of
spread and downwind spotting on any fires that get started.
This applies to grassy roadside locations as well as forested
areas.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now... or will shortly. A combination of a
moderate breeze... low relative humidity... and warm temperatures
can contribute to rapid rates of spread and downwind spotting on
existing fires.




Record Report

Statement as of 1:29 AM PDT on August 25, 2016


... Record high temperature set at Quillayute WA Airport...

A record high temperature of 91 degrees was set at Quillayute WA
Airport yesterday. This breaks the old record of 89 set in 1982.


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