The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a Fire Weather Watch for 10:00 am Thursday through 9:00 pm Friday due to the return of very hot weather with low humidity and increasing winds. Areas most affected will be all East County, Amanda Park and Humptulips.

The hot weather has the potential of creating major health impacts such as dehydration and heat related illness upon senior citizen populations and those living and working outdoors. Be sure to check on friends, neighbors, all vulnerable populations, pets and livestock this week.

Circumstances today will be such that will combine with low humidity and hot temperatures creating possible Red Flag conditions. These conditions in combination with extremely dry fuels create extreme fire danger and /or behavior.  Be diligent to the hazards and safety rules related to all outdoor cooking, campfires (where allowed) and when discarding matches and cigarettes. Remember 90% of all wildfires are created by humans.

OUTDOOR BURNING IS STILL RESTRICTED IN GRAYS HARBOR COUNTY

Effective 12:01 A.M. Thursday, August 18, 2016, Grays Harbor County Fire Districts and Fire Departments in cooperation with the Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Olympic Region Clean Air Agency (ORCAA), will be expanding restrictions on all outdoor burning to include prohibiting camp and recreational fires. All outdoor burning is prohibited until further notice.

 

FORECAST HIGH TEMPERATURES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY

Low temperatures each night will be in the mid to upper 50’s Cool temperatures with possible rain showers are forecast for the weekend

 

Ocean Shores & Westport:        Wed.  – 70           Thurs.  – 75           Fri.  – 70

Moclips and Taholah:                 Wed.  – 72            Thurs.  – 75           Fri.  – 73

Aberdeen, Hoquiam & Cosmopolis:

Wed.  – 80           Thurs.  – 84           Fri.  – 81

Montesano, Humptulips and Amanda Park:

Wed.  – 86           Thurs.  – 89           Fri.  – 88

Elma, McCleary & Oakville:       Wed.  – 89           Thurs.  – 93           Fri.  – 92