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Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
239 PM PDT WED AUG 24 2016

...MODERATE BREEZES AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY EXPECTED FOR
SEVERAL HOURS ON THURSDAY...

.A WEAK THERMAL PRESSURE TROUGH ALONG THE COAST WILL LEAD TO
WARMING AND DRYING NORTH AND NORTHEAST WINDS THROUGH FRIDAY.
THURSDAY LOOKS LIKE THE DAY WITH THE MOST CRITICAL COMBINATION OF
LOW HUMIDITY AND MODERATE BREEZES LASTING FOR SEVERAL HOURS.

WAZ650-654-655-657-251600-
/O.UPG.KSEW.FW.A.0003.160825T1700Z-160826T0500Z/
/O.NEW.KSEW.FW.W.0003.160825T1700Z-160826T0500Z/
NORTH COASTAL LOWLANDS-CENTRAL AND SOUTH PUGET SOUND LOWLANDS-
BLACK HILLS AND SOUTHWEST INTERIOR LOWLANDS-
SOUTHEAST PUGET SOUND LOWLANDS GENERALLY BELOW 1500 FEET-
239 PM PDT WED AUG 24 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 10 PM PDT THURSDAY
FOR MODERATE BREEZES AND LOW HUMIDITY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 10 PM PDT THURSDAY.
THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 650...INCLUDING
  FORKS...QUILLAYUTE...AND ELLIS MOUNTAIN. FIRE WEATHER ZONES
  654....655 AND 657...INCLUDING THE I-5 CORRIDOR FROM SEATTLE ON
  SOUTH THROUGH LEWIS COUNTY AND THE KITSAP PENINSULA.

* WIND...NORTH OR NORTHEAST WIND 8 TO 14 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 20 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...20-30 PERCENT.

* TIMING...THE COMBINATION OF SUSTAINED WINDS IN EXCESS OF 10-12
  MPH AND HUMIDITY BELOW 30 PERCENT WILL LAST FOR 3 TO 5 HOURS
  FROM LATE MORNING THROUGH EARLY EVENING ON THURSDAY.

* IMPACTS...A COMBINATION OF A MODERATE BREEZE...LOW RELATIVE
  HUMIDITY AND WARM TEMPERATURES CAN CONTRIBUTE TO RAPID RATES
  OF SPREAD AND DOWNWIND SPOTTING ON ANY FIRES THAT GET
  STARTED. THIS APPLIES TO GRASSY ROADSIDE LOCATIONS AS WELL AS
  FORESTED AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW, OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF A
MODERATE BREEZE...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES
CAN CONTRIBUTE TO RAPID RATES OF SPREAD AND DOWNWIND SPOTTING ON
EXISTING FIRES.

&&

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