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Fire Weather Watch

Statement as of 3:06 PM PDT on August 21, 2017

Expires 3:00 AM EDT on August 23, 2017


... Fire Weather Watch remains in effect from Tuesday afternoon
through Tuesday evening for abundant lightning for fire weather
zones 213, 214, 215, 263, 266, 268, and 279...

* wind... South Valley winds 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 15 mph.
Terrain driven winds in the mountains 5 to 10 mph with gusts
up to 15 mph. Erratic gusty winds likely in developing
thunderstorms.

* Humidity... afternoon minimum humidities between 20 and 30
percent.

* Thunderstorms... developing afternoon storms Tuesday have the
potential for increasing fire starts due to anticipated
abundant lightning.

* Impacts... any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Fire Weather Watch for abundant lightning means that
thunderstorms are forecast to occur with frequent lightning that
could result in increased fire starts. Erratic gusty winds in
developing thunderstorms could result in rapid fire growth.
Listen for later forecasts and possible red flag warnings.


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