Yakima Valley

 Fire Weather Watch  Statement as of 1:28 PM PDT on July 31, 2014


... Fire Weather Watch in effect from late tonight through Friday
evening for thunderstorms with dry lightning and gusty outflow
winds...

The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued a Fire Weather
Watch for thunderstorms... which is in effect from late tonight
through Friday evening.

* Affected area: fire weather zone 676 East Washington south
central Cascade valleys (zone 676) and fire weather zone 680
East Washington south central Cascade mountains (zone 680).

* Thunderstorms: expect thunderstorms to move slowly north
overnight... reaching the area by early to mid morning.

* Outflow winds: erratic outflow with gust up to 30 mph will be
possible.

* Impacts: new fire start from lightning as well as existing fire
growth from erratic and gusty winds.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are possible. Listen for later forecasts and possible red flag
warnings.






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