Packwood, WA

4:38 PM PDT on August 25, 2016 (GMT -0700)
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Active Advisory: Fire Weather Warning

Elev 2021 ft 46.74 °N, 121.93 °W | Updated 28 seconds ago

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METAR KSMP 252256Z AUTO 00000KT CLR 23/05 A3017 RMK AO2 SLP183 T02330050
Pressure 30.07 in
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Humidity 37%
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METAR KSMP 252256Z AUTO 00000KT CLR 23/05 A3017 RMK AO2 SLP183 T02330050
A tropical disturbance pushing toward the Bahamas, is expected to develop into a tropical depression or storm, and will likely target Florida and the Gulf Coast this weekend into next week.

Right now, the disturbance remains a broad area of low pressure pushing through the Dominican Republic and Haiti, headed toward the southeast Bahamas. Rainfall totals over 3 inches (with locally higher amounts) are expected in HispaƱiola, particularly over elevated terrain.

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Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 8:00 AM PDT Aug. 25, 2016 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect until 10 PM PDT this
evening for moderate breezes and low humidity...

* affected area... fire weather zone 650... including Forks...
Quillayute... and Ellis Mountain. Fire weather zones 654... .
655 and 657... including the I-5 corridor from Seattle on south
through Lewis County and the Kitsap peninsula.

* Wind... north or northeast wind rising to 8 to 14 mph with gusts
to 20 mph this afternoon and evening.

* Humidity... falling to 20-30 percent.

* Timing... the combination of sustained winds in excess of 10-12
mph and humidity below 30 percent will last for 3 to 5 hours
this afternoon and evening.

* Impacts... a combination of a moderate breeze... low relative
humidity and warm temperatures can contribute to rapid rates of
spread and downwind spotting on any fires that get started.
This applies to grassy roadside locations as well as forested
areas.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now... or will shortly. A combination of a
moderate breeze... low relative humidity... and warm temperatures
can contribute to rapid rates of spread and downwind spotting on
existing fires.