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Air Stagnation Advisory issued December 18 at 10:46AM PST until December 19 at 12:00PM PST by NWS

..LIGHT WINDS AND INVERSIONS WILL PERSIST THROUGH MUCH OF THE WORKWEEK. THIS WILL LEAD TOWARD STAGNANT AIR CONDITIONS OVER MUCH OF CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST WASHINGTON. ...AIR STAGNATION ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PST FRIDAY... * AIR QUALITY...LIGHT WINDS AND STABLE CONDITIONS WILL INCREASE

Tonight

Lo35° Rain

Friday

Hi43° Chance Rain

Friday Night

Lo32° Rain/Snow

Saturday

Hi36° Rain/Snow

Saturday Night

Lo36° Rain Likely

Sunday

Hi43° Chance Rain

Sunday Night

Lo36° Slight Chc Rain

Monday

Hi42° Partly Sunny

Monday Night

Lo34° Slight Chc Rain

Tuesday

Hi40° Partly Sunny

Evacuations issued for Carlton area fire

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CARLTON — Seven homes are now being advised to evacuate immediately as the 600-acre Stokes Road Fire heated up this afternoon.

Residents on Texas Creek Road between 0.8 of a mile and 3.2 miles have been advised to leave their homes, fire spokesman Jacob McCann said. Texas Creek Road remains closed.

The fires are active today,” he said, adding, “It looks like we’ve got some running through grass and slop over into timbered areas.”

McCann said a larger Type 2 interagency team is on its way to take over command of a complex of three fires now burning in the area.

Two smaller fires are also burning in the lower Methow Valley, including one directly across Highway 153 from Texas Creek, and another in the French Creek drainage south of Texas Creek.

This afternoon, a Canadian air tanker and a northeast region air attack plan were used to drop water, while 127 firefighters and other firefighting personnel worked to contain the Stokes Road blaze.

Reach K.C. Mehaffey at 509-997-2512 or . Read her blog An Apple a Day or follow her on Twitter at @KCMehaffeyWW.

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