Pierce County, Washington
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Fire Weather Warning
WAZ652-658-659-661-301530-
/O.NEW.KSEW.FW.W.0004.150729T2154Z-150801T0500Z/
WEST PORTION OF THE OLYMPIC MOUNTAINS-NORTH CASCADES-
CENTRAL CASCADES-EAST PORTION OF THE OLYMPIC MOUNTAINS-
254 PM PDT WED JUL 29 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PDT FRIDAY FOR A DRY AND
UNSTABLE AIR MASS ABOVE 2000 FEET ELEVATION IN FIRE WEATHER ZONES
652...658...659 AND 661...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PDT FRIDAY.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 652...658...659 AND 661. THIS
INCLUDES THE OLYMPIC MOUNTAINS AND THE CASCADES WEST OF THE
CREST. THIS WARNING IS TARGETED TO LOCATIONS ABOVE 2000 FEET
ELEVATION.

* HAINES...MID-LEVEL HAINES 5-6...IN COMBINATION WITH HIGH-LEVEL
HAINES 5. THIS INDICATES A VERY DRY AND SOMEWHAT UNSTABLE AIR
MASS.

* TEMPERATURES...AROUND 15 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL FOR THIS TIME OF
YEAR.

* HUMIDITY...FALLING BELOW 25 PERCENT EACH AFTERNOON...WITH POOR
NIGHTTIME HUMIDITY RECOVERY.

* IMPACTS...OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A DRY AND UNSTABLE AIR
MASS WITH WARM TEMPERATURES CAN CONTRIBUTE TO ACTIVE FIRE
BEHAVIOR. IN WESTERN WASHINGTON...SIGNIFICANT GROWTH ON EXISTING
FIRES HAS HISTORICALLY TAKEN PLACE UNDER SUCH CONDITIONS.

&&

$$

Heat Advisory
WAZ504-509-555-556-558-301200-
/O.NEW.KSEW.HT.Y.0004.150730T1900Z-150802T0400Z/
SOUTHWEST INTERIOR-TACOMA AREA-EAST PUGET SOUND LOWLANDS-
BELLEVUE AND VICINITY-SEATTLE AND VICINITY-
315 PM PDT WED JUL 29 2015

...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON THURSDAY TO 9 PM PDT
SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A HEAT
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON THURSDAY TO 9 PM PDT
SATURDAY.

* TEMPERATURE...HIGHS IN THE LOWER TO MID 90S ON THURSDAY... IN
THE 90S ON FRIDAY...AND IN THE UPPER 80S TO MID 90S ON SATURDAY.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S TO MID 60S.

* IMPACTS...HOT TEMPERATURES WILL CREATE A SITUATION IN WHICH
HEAT ILLNESSES ARE POSSIBLE. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS...STAY IN AN
AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM...STAY OUT OF THE SUN...AND CHECK UP ON
RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS...IF YOU WORK OR SPEND TIME OUTSIDE. WHEN
POSSIBLE...RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES TO EARLY MORNING OR
EVENING. KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION AND HEAT
STROKE. WEAR LIGHT WEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHEN
POSSIBLE AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER.

TO REDUCE RISK DURING OUTDOOR WORK...THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND
HEALTH ADMINISTRATION RECOMMENDS SCHEDULING FREQUENT REST BREAKS
IN SHADED OR AIR CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENTS. ANYONE OVERCOME BY HEAT
SHOULD BE MOVED TO A COOL AND SHADED LOCATION. HEAT STROKE IS AN
EMERGENCY...CALL 9 1 1.

&&

$$

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