Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Seattle/Tacoma, WA

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
326 PM PDT SUN JUL 13 2014

...SCATTERED LIGHTNING EXPECTED FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 662 INTO
MONDAY MORNING...

.AS AN UPPER LEVEL LOW CROSSES WESTERN WASHINGTON TONIGHT...MOISTURE
AND INSTABILITY WILL GIVE RISE TO THE THREAT OF SCATTERED
LIGHTNING INTO MONDAY MORNING. FUELS EAST OF THE CASCADE CREST
HAVE ENTERED INTO RED FLAG CRITERIA AND ANY LIGHTNING THAT STRIKES
MAY IGNITE THESE DRY FUELS. THUS...A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN
EFFECT FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 662.

WAZ662-141500-
/O.CON.KSEW.FW.W.0001.140714T0000Z-140714T1500Z/
EAST PORTION OF NORTH CASCADES NATIONAL PARK/LAKE CHELAN NATIONAL
RECREATIONAL AREA-
326 PM PDT SUN JUL 13 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM PDT MONDAY FOR
SCATTERED LIGHTNING FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 662...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 662 WHICH INCLUDES THE
  EASTERN PORTION OF NORTH CASCADES NATIONAL PARK AND LAKE
  CHELAN NATIONAL RECREATIONAL AREA.

* THUNDERSTORMS...SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS HAVE STARTED TO MOVE
  INTO SOUTHERN WASHINGTON FROM OREGON AND ARE EXPECTED TO REACH
  THE WARNING AREA THIS EVENING...WITH THE THREAT FOR
  THUNDERSTORMS REMAINING IN PLACE THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS
  INTO MONDAY MORNING.

* WIND...THUNDERSTORMS CAN CREATE GUSTY...ERRATIC WINDS. THE
  STRONGEST GUSTS ARE FREQUENTLY AT THE LEADING EDGE OF A
  THUNDERSTORM.

* IMPACTS...LIGHTNING IN DRY FUELS CAN CAUSE MULTIPLE FIRE
  STARTS. GIVEN THE RECENT STRETCH OF HOT AND DRY CONDITIONS...
  ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP COULD SPREAD RAPIDLY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. SCATTERED LIGHTNING
IN DRY FUELS CAN CREATE MULTIPLE FIRE STARTS. THUNDERSTORMS CAN
ALSO BRING ERRATIC AND GUSTY WINDS TO ANY EXISTING FIRES.

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