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Air Stagnation Advisory issued February 11 at 8:53AM PST until February 13 at 10:00AM PST by NWS

...AIR STAGNATION ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST SATURDAY... * AIR QUALITY...LIGHT WINDS AND A TEMPERATURE INVERSION WILL HEIGHTEN THE POTENTIAL FOR ELEVATED POLLUTION LEVELS IN CENTRAL WASHINGTON AND NORTHEAST WASHINGTON TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING. WEAK WEATHER DISTURBANCES WILL PASS THROUGH

This Afternoon

Hi40° Rain

Tonight

Lo34° Rain

Friday

Hi44° Chance Rain then Slight Chance Showers

Friday Night

Lo33° Slight Chance Rain

Saturday

Hi47° Partly Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo35° Chance Rain

Sunday

Hi47° Chance Rain

Sunday Night

Lo38° Chance Rain

Washington's Birthday

Hi56° Partly Sunny

Monday Night

Lo39° Mostly Cloudy

New Methow Valley fire threatens homes, closes Highway 20

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A fire that started Friday afternoon between Twisp and Winthrop has closed Highway 20 and forced evacuations.

A new fire burning between Twisp and Winthrop has closed Highway 20 and forced the immediate evacuation of several roads.

Everything in the area is level 3 (get out now) evacuation,” Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers said at 3:15 p.m. Friday, as he was doing evacuation notices.  “It’s burning right in the middle of homes. I don’t know what we’ve lost so far.”

Immediate evacuations were being done along Highway 20 and in Elbow Coulee and Twin Lakes Road and other roads in that area, he said.

Local fire districts were battling the blaze, along with fire crews and the National Guard who are working on the Carlton Complex fire.

Reach Michelle McNiel at 509-664-7152 or . Follow her on Twitter at @MichelMcNielWW.