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Red Flag Warning Issued for Sammamish-Issaquah, Much of Western Washington

A Red Flag Warning is in effect from 5 a.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, according to the National Weather Service.

The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a Red Flag Warning for most of western Washington, including Issaquah and Sammamish, from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13.

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now or will shortly. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures will create explosive fire growth potential.

In Sammamish and in Issaquah, the forecast Thursday is for sunny skies and a high of 81 degrees. No rain is currently in the forecast through the weekend.


Jeanne Gustafson September 13, 2012 at 06:41 PM
FYI: Area wildfires also are affecting air quality. From EnviroFlash: Smoke from growing wildfires in Eastern Washington is migrating across the Cascades today. Air quality could reach levels UNHEALTHY FOR SENSITIVE GROUPS near the Cascades. Smoke is expected to be more dilute elsewhere in Puget Sound reaching MODERATE levels. Winds are expected to shift to onshore flow later Friday to return GOOD air quality to Puget Sound. We will keep this forecast updated as events develop. Erik Saganic, Agency Forecaster To contact us with questions, find us at www.pscleanair.org.

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