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  • Fire Weather Watch for East Slopes Northern Cascades County, Washington
  • Fire Weather Watch issued August 11 at 2:16PM PDT until August 12 at 12:00PM PDT by NWS
  • Effective: Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 4 a.m.
  • Expires: Saturday, August 12, 2017 at noon
  • ...Scattered thunderstorms possible early Saturday morning...
    .Changes to the highlight include trimming out the northern
    zones and adjusting timing.
    A potent shortwave currently nearing the north Oregon Coast will
    lift toward the South Central Cascades early Saturday
    morning...drifting into portions of the Western Basin. The feature
    will likely result in isolated lightning strikes but still has
    the potential to produce scattered thunderstorms and abundant
    lightning. The cluster of storms is expected to drift over Yakima
    County then spreading north and northeast through early Saturday
    morning. This activity is expected to weaken and drift to the
    northeast through the day. Although it still may produce isolated
    lightning strikes...the threat for abundant lightning to the north
    is low and have been removed from the fire weather watch.
    ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
    SATURDAY MORNING FOR THUNDERSTORMS FOR South Central Cascades,
    Central Cascades, and Northern Columbia Basin...
    * Affected Area: Fire Weather Zone 673 East Washington Northern
    Columbia Basin (Zone 673)...Fire Weather Zone 676 East
    Washington South Central Cascade Valleys (Zone 676)...Fire
    Weather Zone 677 East Washington Central Cascade Valleys (Zone
    677)...Fire Weather Zone 680 East Washington South Central
    Cascade Mountains (Zone 680) and Fire Weather Zone 682 East
    Washington Central Cascade Mountains (Zone 682).
    * Thunderstorms: Scattered dry thunderstorms possible in the
    morning, LAL 3.
    * Winds: Any storms have the potential to produce local wind gusts
    to 25 mph...otherwise light, terrain driven winds becoming south
    5 to 15 mph Saturday afternoon. Winds will continue to increase
    Saturday evening and Sunday.
    * Impacts: Combined with very dry fuels...these conditions could
    result in the potential for new fire starts which could become
    fanned from gusty winds Saturday night.

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