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NWS Issues Red Flag Warning

The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a “RED FLAG WARNING” for 6pm this evening, June 27th, to 11pm tomorrow. This is due to the presence of critical fire weather conditions in the lowlands of western Washington.

THUNDERSTORMS…THE THREAT OF DRY LIGHTNING BEGINS THIS EVENING.
THE GREATEST THREAT OF ABUNDANT LIGHTNING IS LATER SATURDAY
NIGHT INTO SUNDAY. SOME THUNDERSTORMS LATER SUNDAY INTO SUNDAY
NIGHT MAY HAVE ACCOMPANYING RAINFALL…BUT NOT EXPECTED TO BE A
WETTING RAINFALL.

IMPACTS…ATMOSPHERIC AND DRY FUEL CONDITIONS ARE CREATING AN
ENVIRONMENT THAT WILL LIKELY CAUSE ANY FIRE STARTS TO SPREAD
RAPIDLY. OUTDOOR BURNING AND USE OF FIREWORKS IS NOT
RECOMMENDED. IN ADDITION…UNSEASONABLY WARM DRY WEATHER IS
ANTICIPATED TO EXTEND WELL INTO NEXT WEEK ESPECIALLY INLAND FROM
THE IMMEDIATE COAST. THE EXTENDED WARM DRY WEATHER MAY HELP ANY
FIRE STARTS THIS WEEKEND CONTINUE TO BE QUITE ACTIVE.

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