The National Weather Service in Seattle issued a Red Flag Warning yesterday with concerns about warm temperatures, dry conditions and the possibility of lightning. They made the following update for today, Sunday, June 28th.
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The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a “RED FLAG WARNING” for 6pm this evening, June 27th, to 11pm tomorrow. This is due to the presence of critical fire weather conditions in the lowlands of western Washington.
While we have had the luxury of becoming acclimated to warm weather during June, the upcoming days of 80+ temperatures are still going to be a challenge. Here are some tips gleaned from the internet for cooling down your home in the likely event you are not equipped with an air-conditioning system.
This June has given us above normal temperatures and a lack of rain. As a result, a county-wide burn ban has begun. As we approach “fireworks season” things look like they will only get warmer and remain dry, thus adding to the fire risk.
So what can you do to discharge fireworks safely?
Reality check: It is still only June, right? That needs to be to be pointed out since Ferndale has been bathed in August-like temperatures for most of the month. And it is not expected to end any time soon.
The NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center is forewarning of the opportunity to view the aurora borealis (aka northern lights) tonight.
While such burn bans are permanently in place within the Ferndale city limits and designated urban growth areas (UGA), the County Fire Marshall has declared outlying areas will also be under an open burning ban beginning 8:00am Wednesday, June 17th, until further notice.
In the last two days there have been three significant earthquakes off the coast of Oregon. Fortunately there have been no tsunami alerts as a result. But these quakes are reminders of the ever-present and enormous Cascadia Subduction Zone, a fault that runs from northern California to Vancouver Island.