Weather

[8/12/19] Mudslides Force Wenatchee Families Out

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Families were displaced and homes were buried in a flash flood and mudslide below Squilchuck Road on Saturday. Chelan County Emergency Management Sergeant Kent Sisson said three homes were damaged, several people had to be rescued from one home, but no one was injured. Shortly after 5 Saturday evening, as a strong lightning and rain […]

[7/31/19] Fire Danger Increases

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As fire danger increases across the dry slope of the Cascades in Washington, visitors to national forest lands from Naches to the Methow Valley will be required to limit potential ignition sources like campfires starting Thursday August 1, 2019. Rob Allen, fire staff officer for the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest: “After a moist, cool spring we’re […]

[6/28/19] Flash Floods Hit Wenatchee Hard

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A slow moving thunder storm dropped heavy rain throughout North Central Washington yesterday afternoon. The cell caused flash flood warnings for chelan County and the southern portion of Okanogan County. The Wentachee area seemd to receive the brunt of the weather event and flooded roadways across central and western Wenatchee. Wenatchee Police Captain Edgar Reinfeld. […]

[6/21/19] Fire Restrictions Increase

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Although summer officially starts today, fire season began last month. As temperatures rise and fuels dry out, state and local agencies are increasing fire restrictions. The Bureau of Land Management, State Departments of Fish & Wildlife and Natural Resources, and Commissioners for Chelan and Douglas Counties all signed resolutions over the last week. BLM’s order […]

[6/20/19] Summer’s Here

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The summer solstice is just around the corner: Tomorrow will be the longest day of 2019 for anyone living north of the equator. Let me clarify that.. it is the day we will experience the most sunlight… the day will still be 24 hours. Technically speaking, the summer solstice occurs when the sun is directly […]

[6/19/19] RED FLAG WARNING CONTINUES

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Hazardous wind conditions continue today across North Central Washington, but will calm down by Friday. A Red Flag Warning and Wind Advisory are both in effect until 9 tonight, with gusts as high as 45 miles an hour today. Localized gusts up to 55 mph are possible on the Waterville Plateau, near Beverly and George, […]

[6/19/19] Fire Danger

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…RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT THRU 9 PM WEDNESDAY Central Cascade Valleys including Chelan, Entiat and Wenatchee * Winds: West 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. * Relative Humidities: 18 to 28 percent. * Impacts: Gusty west winds and low relative humidities will promote rapid fire spread of existing fires […]

[6/18/19] Temperatures to Cool

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After record-breaking heat baked the Pacific Northwest last week, a large-scale shift in the weather pattern is bringing big changes starting tomorrow. Through today, high temperatures, while not as extreme as last week, will still be five to ten degrees above average. That means highs generally ranging from the upper 70s to 80s across the […]

[6/13/19] FIRE WEATHER WARNING

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The National Weather Service in Spokane has elevated an earlier issued Fire Weather Watch to a Red Flag Warning. The Warning remains in effect from 2 PM to 8 PM Thursday for the Northern Columbia Basin and the Central Cascade Valleys due to high wind and low relative humidity. The affected communities include Chelan, Manson, […]

[6/12/19] Hot Temperatures Create Fire Concerns

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The Pacific Northwest is wilting under warmer than normal temperatures this week with highs into the mid-90s in some areas. The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory through tonight for the Portland, Oregon, and Vancouver, Washington, metro area, the Columbia River Gorge and other area cities and towns. Near-record highs in the upper 80s […]