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Puget Sound in the cross-hairs for sizzling temperatures early next week,
Warning for dangerous wildfire season for both sides of Washington

– Editor’s note:
Yelm begins a pre-summer roast this Sunday into the mid-80’s, then forecast models show temperatures well into the 90’s here as spring ends mid-week.
Click here for the Yelm forecast form NOAA.

– “Seattle could hit 90 degrees next week”
“Warm weather is headed our way for the last weekend of spring, but it may turn hot for the start of summer.”

“The long-range models keep a large, warm ridge of high pressure over the west coast through most of next week. This should push us well into the 80’s and may give us some 90’s in time for the official start of summer Thursday [June 21]. This will depend on offshore flow, etc. As always, the devil is in the details!

“The warm weather will last through most if not all of next week, which is in line with NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center that is calling for a June with above normal temperatures and below normal rainfall for Washington state,” by Rich Marriott, KING 5 TV News, Seattle.
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– “State predicts dangerous wildfire season for both sides of Washington”
“75 percent of wildfires are human-caused, but the public can take precautions to reduce fire risks.”

“Prepare for another hot, dry summer. That’s the warning from Washington State Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz.

“Preparation may save your home from wildfire this season — whether you live in Eastern or Western Washington.

“‘It’s hot, and right now we’ve already had 315 fires across the state,’ said Franz, adding that the risk of fires is ‘more significant’ on the west side of the state than years past,” by Drew Mikkelsen, KING 5 TV News, Seattle.
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Posted by Steve on June 13, 2018 at 12:05 am | Permalink

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