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Fire Weather Watch

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
321 PM PDT TUE AUG 23 2016

WAZ650-654-655-657-241615-
/O.NEW.KSEW.FW.A.0003.160825T1700Z-160827T0400Z/
NORTH COASTAL LOWLANDS-CENTRAL AND SOUTH PUGET SOUND LOWLANDS-
BLACK HILLS AND SOUTHWEST INTERIOR LOWLANDS-
SOUTHEAST PUGET SOUND LOWLANDS GENERALLY BELOW 1500 FEET-
321 PM PDT TUE AUG 23 2016

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING FOR LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY COMBINED WITH WIND FOR
FIRE WEATHER ZONES 650... 654...655 AND 657...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A FIRE WEATHER
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 650. FIRE WEATHER ZONE 654.
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 655. FIRE WEATHER ZONE 657.

* WIND...LOCAL WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...MAINLY BETWEEN 20 PERCENT AND 30 PERCENT FROM LATE
  MORNING THROUGH THE EARLY EVENING HOURS...BUT SOME SPOTS COULD
  DROP INTO THE UPPER TEENS.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND WIND CAN
  LEAD TO EXTREME FIRE CONDITIONS. FIRES COULD IGNITE MORE EASILY
  AND SPREAD MORE QUICKLY. THIS APPLIES TO INHABITED LOWLAND AREAS
  INCLUDING ROADSIDES AND GREENBELTS AS WELL AS FORESTED AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. MONITOR THE FORECASTS FOR POSSIBLE RED
FLAG WARNINGS.

&&

$$




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