RED FLAG WARNING- CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS

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Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KOTX
1014 PM PDT SAT JUN 27 2015

...ABUNDANT DRY LIGHTNING SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY, ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN AND NEAR THE CASCADES THIS EVENING
...GUSTY CASCADE GAP WINDS ALSO POSSIBLE SUNDAY AND MONDAY...

.SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP LATE SUNDAY AND SPREAD NORTH SUNDAY NIGHT. THIS THREAT WILL LINGER INTO MONDAY AFTERNOON
FOR THE MOUNTAINS NORTH OF LAKE CHELAN. GUSTY WINDS THROUGH THE CASCADE GAPS ARE ALSO EXPECTED ESPECIALLY MONDAY.

RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM SUNDAY TO 5 AM PDT MONDAY FOR DRY THUNDERSTORMS...

* AFFECTED AREA: FIRE WEATHER ZONE 682 EAST WASHINGTON CENTRAL CASCADE MOUNTAINS (ZONE 682).

* THUNDERSTORMS: ABUNDANT DRY LIGHTNING.

* IMPACTS: LIGHTNING MAY RESULT IN NEW FIRE STARTS WHERE FUELS ARE
  RECEPTIVE. RAPID FIRE SPREAD WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE WITH ANY NEW
  FIRE STARTS IN THE AREA.

* OUTFLOW WINDS: GUSTY WINDS LIKELY WITH ANY THUNDERSTORMS.

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES WILL
CREATE EXTREME FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.
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