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Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
803 AM PDT SUN JUL 5 2015

...CRITICAL COMBINATION OF WIND AND LOW HUMIDITY EXPECTED
TODAY...

.A THERMAL PRESSURE TROUGH NEAR THE COAST IS PEAKING IN STRENGTH
THIS MORNING. NORTH-NORTHEAST WINDS ARE INCREASING IN THE WARNING
AREA AND ARE BRINGING IN A WARM AND DRY CONTINENTAL AIR MASS. THE
COMBINATION OF MODERATE BREEZES AND VERY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY
WILL CREATE A CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER SITUATION TODAY.

WAZ650-653-654-656-060000-
/O.CON.KSEW.FW.W.0003.000000T0000Z-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-
803 AM PDT SUN JUL 5 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM PDT THIS
AFTERNOON FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
650...653... 654 AND 656...

* 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...NORTH-NORTHEAST WINDS OF 10 TO 20 MPH WILL EXPAND THIS
  MORNING. IN THE NORTH CASCADES AND OVER THE NORTHWEST OLYMPIC
  PENINSULA...GUSTS AS HIGH AS 30 MPH ARE POSSIBLE. WINDS WILL
  THEN PICK UP TO 10-15 MPH FROM THE ADMIRALTY INLET AREA SOUTH
  THROUGH THE KITSAP PENINSULA FROM LATE THIS MORNING INTO THE
  AFTERNOON. WINDS WILL DIMINISH LATER THIS 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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