| Main |

“Gov. Inslee declares state of emergency in all counties”
Cause: growing wildfire concerns as smoke moves here today –
High temperature forecasts set to break records through Wed.


Gov. Jay Inslee

– “Gov. Inslee declares state of emergency in all counties”
“Gov. Jay Inslee has proclaimed a state of emergency in all counties across Washington state due to growing wildfire concerns.”

“Inslee’s proclamation was issued Saturday and notes that the availability of firefighting resources in the state and the western United States is limited due to existing and projected fire conditions,” quoting the Associated Press and KING 5 Staff.
Read more


– Smoke from multiple fires east of the cascades blow into the South Sound today
“Firefighters are battling multiple fires east of the Cascades, including the Jolly Mountain Fire in Kittitas County. That fire is threatening thousands of homes and businesses. Roads have been closed and Level 2 and 3 evacuation orders are currently in place for nearly 4,000 homes,” quoting the Associated Press.
Read more


– “Special Weather Statement issued form the National Weather Service”
EXPECT HOT WEATHER AND HIGH FIRE DANGER OVER WESTERN WASHINGTON THROUGH MIDWEEK… STRONG HIGH PRESSURE ALOFT WITH LOW LEVEL OFFSHORE FLOW WILL RESULT IN WELL ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES THROUGH MIDWEEK. EXPECT MORE RECORD OR NEAR RECORD HIGHS DURING THIS TIME FRAME. THE HOTTEST DAY FOR MOST AREAS WILL BE ON TUESDAY, WHEN TEMPERATURES WILL SOAR INTO THE UPPER 80S TO UPPER 90S. IN OTHER WORDS, HIGHS WILL BE ABOUT 15 TO 20 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.

DURING HOT SPELLS, THOSE WITHOUT AIR CONDITIONING, THE ELDERLY, AND THOSE WHO ENGAGE IN PROLONGED ACTIVITIES OUTDOORS ARE MORE VULNERABLE TO HEAT-RELATED ILLNESSES. STAY HYDRATED AND SEEK AIR CONDITIONED PLACES DURING HOT SPELLS. CONDITIONS WERE ABNORMALLY DRY DUE TO BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL THIS SUMMER. THIS HAS RESULTED IN A HIGH FIRE DANGER. THE GRASSES AND BRUSH WERE QUITE DRY, WHICH MEANS THAT THEY WILL EASILY CATCH FIRE. AVOID THROWING CIGARETTE BUTTS OUT OF VEHICLES, DRAGGING TOW CHAINS ON THE GROUND, AND PARKING IN TALL GRASS.
Read more


– High temperature records forecast to be tied or broken through Wednesday
Official temperatures for Thurston County are recorded at Olympia Regional Airport.
Date- Previous High Temp/date- 2017 Temperature Forecast
9/3………..91/1972……………………….91
9/4………..92/2003……………………….93
9/5………..91/1973……………………….99
9/6………..89/2014……………………….90
9/7 southeastern on-shore air flow returns with a marine layer, temps in mid-70’s.
Read more

Posted by Steve on September 3, 2017 at 8:46 am | Permalink

Post a comment

No comments yet. You should be kind and add one!

By submitting a comment you grant Yelm Community Blog a perpetual license to reproduce your words and name/web site in attribution. Inappropriate and irrelevant comments will be removed at an admin’s discretion. Your email is used for verification purposes only, it will never be shared.

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Categories

Archives

Social Media Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com