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Fire Weather Watch

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
845 AM 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 FOR SEVERAL HOURS.

WAZ650-654-655-657-242345-
/O.EXT.KSEW.FW.A.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-
845 AM PDT WED AUG 24 2016

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING FOR LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY COMBINED WITH A
MODERATE BREEZE FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 650...654...655 AND 657...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 650. FIRE WEATHER ZONE 654.
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 655. FIRE WEATHER ZONE 657. THIS INCLUDES THE
  NORTH COASTAL LOWLANDS...AS WELL AS THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN
  PUGET SOUND LOWLANDS.

* WIND...NORTH WIND 8 TO 14 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 20 MPH. STRONGEST
  NEAR PUGET SOUND AND ALONG THE I-5 CORRIDOR.

* HUMIDITY...20 PERCENT AND 30 PERCENT FROM MID-DAY THROUGH EARLY
  EVENING ON THURSDAY...BUT SOME SPOTS COULD DROP INTO THE UPPER
  TEENS.

* 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 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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