Friday, June 26, 2015
Special Weather Statement
Alerts/Warnings for Camano Island, WA | All Alerts Special Statement ... Hot temperatures and the potential for dry lightning will increase the fire danger this weekend... The hottest temperatures so far this year is expected Saturday for many parts of interior western Washington. High temperatures in the upper 80s to mid 90s across greater Puget Sound and other areas inland from the waters could break records. Higher level clouds are expected to increase Saturday afternoon through Sunday night allowing high temperatures to cool slightly on Sunday but maintain unusually warm overnight lows. Although coastal areas and other areas near large bodies of water will be a little cooler... temperatures in those places will still be well above normal on Saturday. Increasing moisture could also trigger thunderstorms across parts of western Washington from Saturday afternoon through Sunday. Thunderstorms will likely develop first over the Cascades late Satur day afternoon or evening... then expand across The Lowlands later Saturday night into Sunday. The low level air mass is expected to remain quite dry through Sunday morning so little if any rainfall will accompany lightning. Given the dry fuel conditions... any lightning will greatly increase fire danger. By Sunday afternoon and evening... the lower level air mass will moisten with some light rain showers but amounts will not be significant. During hot weather it is important to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. If you are more susceptible to the heat... stay inside in air conditioned areas. Avoid leaving children and pets unattended in cars... as temperatures inside parked cars can rise very quickly to deadly levels. Remember to apply sunscreen if you are outdoors. To help avoid starting any wildfires... avoid any outdoor burning including tossing any burning materials out of your vehicle. With the Fourth of July Holiday just around the corner... practice safety with your fireworks. Have a bucket of water or a hose nearby in case they are needed. Call 911 if a fire emergency arises. A good alternative is to visit your local fireworks display rather than use fireworks yourself.