Special Weather Statement
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
411 PM PDT SAT JUN 27 2015

WAZ001-503-504-506-507-509>517-555-556-558-559-567>569-281300-
SAN JUAN COUNTY-WESTERN WHATCOM COUNTY-SOUTHWEST INTERIOR-
WESTERN SKAGIT COUNTY-EVERETT AND VICINITY-TACOMA AREA-
ADMIRALTY INLET AREA-HOOD CANAL AREA-LOWER CHEHALIS VALLEY AREA-
OLYMPICS-EASTERN STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA-
WESTERN STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA-NORTH COAST-CENTRAL COAST-
EAST PUGET SOUND LOWLANDS-BELLEVUE AND VICINITY-
SEATTLE AND VICINITY-BREMERTON AND VICINITY-
CASCADES OF WHATCOM AND SKAGIT COUNTIES-
CASCADES OF SNOHOMISH AND KING COUNTIES-
CASCADES OF PIERCE AND LEWIS COUNTIES-
411 PM PDT SAT JUN 27 2015

...HOT TEMPERATURES AND THE POTENTIAL FOR DRY LIGHTNING WILL
INCREASE THE FIRE DANGER THIS WEEKEND...

THE HOTTEST TEMPERATURES SO FAR THIS YEAR ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE
FOR THE INTERIOR OF WESTERN WASHINGTON. HIGHER LEVEL CLOUDS MOVING
INTO THE AREA WILL MAINTAIN UNUSUALLY WARM OVERNIGHT LOWS TONIGHT.
TEMPERATURES SUNDAY WILL REBOUND TO JUST A FEW DEGREES SHY OF WHAT
THEY WERE TODAY AND REACH INTO THE UPPER 80S OR HIGHER OVER MUCH OF
THE INTERIOR AWAY FROM THE WATER.

INCREASING MOISTURE COULD ALSO TRIGGER THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS PARTS OF
WESTERN WASHINGTON THROUGH SUNDAY. THE HIGHEST CHANCES FOR
THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE LOWLANDS ARE FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SUNDAY NIGHT. THE LOW LEVEL AIR MASS IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN QUITE DRY
THROUGH SUNDAY SO LITTLE IF ANY RAINFALL WILL ACCOMPANY LIGHTNING.
GIVEN THE DRY FUEL CONDITIONS...ANY LIGHTNING WILL GREATLY INCREASE
FIRE DANGER. BY SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING...THE LOWER LEVEL AIR
MASS WILL MOISTEN WITH SOME LIGHT RAIN SHOWERS BUT AMOUNTS WILL NOT
BE SIGNIFICANT.

DURING HOT WEATHER IT IS IMPORTANT TO STAY HYDRATED BY DRINKING
PLENTY OF WATER. IF YOU ARE MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO THE HEAT...STAY
INSIDE IN AIR CONDITIONED AREAS. AVOID LEAVING CHILDREN AND PETS
UNATTENDED IN CARS...AS TEMPERATURES INSIDE PARKED CARS CAN RISE
VERY QUICKLY TO DEADLY LEVELS. REMEMBER TO APPLY SUNSCREEN IF YOU
ARE OUTDOORS.

TO HELP AVOID STARTING ANY WILDFIRES...AVOID ANY OUTDOOR BURNING
INCLUDING TOSSING ANY BURNING MATERIALS OUT OF YOUR VEHICLE. WITH
THE FOURTH OF JULY HOLIDAY JUST AROUND THE CORNER...PRACTICE SAFETY
WITH YOUR FIREWORKS. HAVE A BUCKET OF WATER OR A HOSE NEARBY IN
CASE THEY ARE NEEDED. CALL 911 IF A FIRE EMERGENCY ARISES. A GOOD
ALTERNATIVE IS TO VISIT YOUR LOCAL FIREWORKS DISPLAY RATHER THAN
USE FIREWORKS YOURSELF.

$$

WEATHER.GOV/SEATTLE

JSMITH










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