National Weather Service

Extreme heat: What King County’s emergency preparedness planner wants you to know

BY: - August 15, 2023

Washington is dealing with some of the hottest temperatures of the year yet this week. The National Weather Service has issued an extreme heat warning for much of the Puget Sound area and is calling the week’s forecast “dangerously hot conditions.” Temperatures are in the high 90s across the state, with some areas passing 100 […]

Volunteer wildfire firefighters at a wildfire training course. Two people walk towards a fire burning. Most of the photo is smoke.

Early fire conditions mark start of ‘a very long’ season

BY: - June 6, 2023

Hot and dry conditions in western Washington have already prompted a fire risk warning, brush fires in Vancouver, burn bans in some counties and strict admonishments from officials to watch for sparks and extinguish campfires properly. And the hottest months of the year are still ahead. The early fire risk west of the Cascades is […]