CERT Program of Kirkland, WA

Red Flag Fire Weather Warning‏

Monday, August 11, 2014 11:55 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from 5 p.m. this afternoon to 5 p.m. PDT Tuesday for Western Washington including the City of Kirkland. 

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now or will be shortly.

A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and warm weather temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior. 

Thunderstorms are expected to develop first along the Cascade Crest this afternoon spreading north and west by tonight. The risk for thunderstorms is expected to remain over the watch area through Tuesday evening, when thunderstorm activity is expected to diminish in favor of showers.


Potential Impacts:

Any fires that develop late this morning and this afternoon will likely spread rapidly.

Outdoor burning is not recommended.

Lighting associated with storms tonight through Tuesday evening may start new fires due to the warm and dry conditions of the past two weeks.

This information is being provided for regional and local situational awareness.  The Seattle Weather Service may issue subsequent warnings.


For further information:


http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=sew&wwa=red flag warning 

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