The latest on the Crescent Mountain and Gilbert Fires.
[7/19/18] Red Flag Warning Extended
Affected Area: Fire Weather Zone 673 East Washington Northern Columbia Basin
and Fire Weather Zone 677 Eastern Washington Central Cascade Valleys including the
Okanogan, Methow, Chelan and Wenatchee Valleys
* Winds: West 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.
* Relative Humidities: 12 to 22 percent.
58 year old Carl Erivan Haub, went missing in the Swiss Alps while training for an upcoming ski competition.
The North Cascades Highway is a critical economic link between the east and west side of the state- especially for the Methow Valley.
36 year old Ian Fair, of Winthrop, was back country skiing with friends when he was caught in an avalanche
This is the 6th avalanche fatality in Washington State this year— in fact, it’s the 6th in just more than a week.
Snow accumulations of 4-8 inches is likely- with 8-14 inches possible and even more in the upper elevations.
Residents and visitors can expect to see and smell some smoke each day during burning operations.