[pct-l] Fire Weather Watch in effect

RJ Lewis karmagurl at rainierconnect.com
Wed Jul 11 23:10:56 CDT 2007

So it begins for Washington state- early at that!! Gear up folks, fire 
bans are already in effect up here in WA state.....be aware and keep up 
with the news, or we will try to do so for you. =) Shauna, thanks for 
the timely news!

Ronnie Jo

Shauna wrote:
> Statement as of 3:53 PM PDT on July 11, 2007
> ... Fire Weather Watch in effect from late Thursday night through
> Friday evening for scattered lightning... 
> The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a Fire Weather
> Watch... which is in effect from late Thursday night through
> Friday evening. 
> Scattered lightning is expected to develop sometime late Thursday
> night or Friday. Some precipitation is expected to accompany the
> storms... but quite a few lightning strikes will still fall outside
> the narrow rain shafts that come with the storms. Considering the
> abundant nature of the forecast lightning and the recent hot dry
> weather... this lightning episode has the potential to start a
> number of fires and keep initial attack crews busy.
> A Fire Weather Watch is issued when dry lightning or the
> combination of strong winds and low humidities are expected.
> Please pass this Fire Weather Watch on to crews in the field.
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