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Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
826 AM PDT THU JUL 30 2015

...DRY AND UNSTABLE AIR MASS ABOVE 2000 FEET THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING...

.A VERY DRY AND SOMEWHAT UNSTABLE MID-LEVEL AIR MASS WILL PROVIDE
AN ENVIRONMENT THAT SUPPORTS ACTIVE FIRE BEHAVIOR.

WAZ652-658-659-661-310100-
/O.CON.KSEW.FW.W.0004.000000T0000Z-150801T0500Z/
WEST PORTION OF THE OLYMPIC MOUNTAINS-NORTH CASCADES-
CENTRAL CASCADES-EAST PORTION OF THE OLYMPIC MOUNTAINS-
826 AM PDT THU JUL 30 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PDT FRIDAY FOR
A DRY AND UNSTABLE AIR MASS ABOVE 2000 FEET ELEVATION IN FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 652...658...659 AND 661...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 652...658...659 AND 661.
  THIS INCLUDES THE OLYMPIC MOUNTAINS AND THE CASCADES WEST OF
  THE CREST. THIS WARNING IS TARGETED TO LOCATIONS ABOVE 2000
  FEET ELEVATION.

* HAINES...MID-LEVEL HAINES 5-6...IN COMBINATION WITH
  HIGH-LEVEL HAINES 5. THIS INDICATES A VERY DRY AND SOMEWHAT
  UNSTABLE AIR MASS.

* TEMPERATURES...AROUND 15 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL FOR THIS TIME
  OF YEAR.

* HUMIDITY...FALLING BELOW 25 PERCENT THIS AFTERNOON AND FRIDAY
  AFTERNOON...WITH POOR NIGHTTIME HUMIDITY RECOVERY THROUGH
  SATURDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A DRY AND UNSTABLE
AIR MASS WITH WARM TEMPERATURES CAN CONTRIBUTE TO ACTIVE FIRE
BEHAVIOR. IN WESTERN WASHINGTON...SIGNIFICANT GROWTH ON EXISTING
FIRES HAS HISTORICALLY TAKEN PLACE UNDER SUCH CONDITIONS.

&&

$$

HANER

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