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Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
304 PM PDT SAT JUL 4 2015

...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDTIONS EXPECTED SUNDAY...

.A THERMAL PRESSURE TROUGH IS DEVELOPING NEAR THE COAST AND WILL
PEAK IN STRENGTH ON SUNDAY MORNING. THIS WILL INCREASE NORTH-
NORTHEAST WINDS STARTING LATE TONIGHT AND CONTINUING UNTIL LATER
SUNDAY AFTERNOON. MEANWHILE...THE NORTHEAST WINDS WILL DRAW IN A
WARM AND DRY CONTINENTAL AIR MASS. THE COMBINATION OF MODERATE
BREEZES AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL CREATE A CRITICAL FIRE
WEATHER SITUATION ON SUNDAY.

WAZ650-653-654-656-051615-
/O.NEW.KSEW.FW.W.0003.150705T0900Z-150706T0000Z/
NORTH COASTAL LOWLANDS-
STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA AND NORTHWEST INTERIOR LOWLANDS-
CENTRAL AND SOUTH PUGET SOUND LOWLANDS-
WEST SLOPES OF THE NORTH CASCADES-
304 PM PDT SAT JUL 4 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 5 PM PDT SUNDAY FOR
GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 650...653...
654 AND 656...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 5 PM PDT SUNDAY.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 650...653...654...AND 656.
  THE WARNING IS INTENDED TO TARGET AREAS FROM SUMAS AND
  BELLINGHAM TO THE SAN JUAN ISLANDS...THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE
  OLYMPIC PENINSULA...THE NORTHWEST OLYMPIC PENINSULA...VALLEYS
  WITHIN THE NORTH CASCADES...AND THE PUGET SOUND REGION ALONG AND
  WEST OF I-5...INCLUDING THE KITSAP PENINSULA.

* WIND...NORTHEAST WINDS OF 10 TO 20 MPH WILL DEVELOP LATE TONIGHT
  AND SUNDAY MORNING. IN THE NORTH CASCADES AND OVER THE NORTHWEST
  OLYMPIC PENINSULA...GUSTS AS HIGH AS 35 MPH ARE POSSIBLE. WINDS
  WILL THEN PICK UP TO 10-15 MPH FROM THE ADMIRALTY INLET AREA
  SOUTH THROUGH THE KITSAP PENINSULA FROM LATE SUNDAY MORNING
  INTO THE AFTERNOON. WINDS WILL DIMINISH LATER ON SUNDAY
  AFTERNOON.

* HUMIDITY...15-30 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
EITHER OCCURRING OR WILL OCCUR WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS. A
COMBINATION OF WIND AND LOW HUMIDITY CAN CONTRIBUTE TO ACTIVE FIRE
BEHAVIOR AND RAPID RATES OF SPREAD.

&&

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