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NWS Updates Red Flag Warning for Sunday

national weather serviceThe National Weather Service in Seattle issued a Red Flag Warning yesterday with concerns about warm temperatures, dry conditions and the possibility of lightning. They made the following update for today, Sunday, June 28th. The Red Flag Warning for today will be in effect from 5pm until 11pm.

THUNDERSTORMS…THE THREAT OF DRY LIGHTNING WILL BEGIN LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE INTO THIS EVENING. SOME THUNDERSTORMS 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.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW…OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS…LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY…AND WARM TEMPERATURES CAN CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

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