Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Fire Weather Watch Issued Through Thursday

UPDATE:  14:00  The Fire Weather Watch for parts of Clark County has been upgraded to a Red Flag Warning for the same parts of Clark, Cowlitz and Skamania Counites.  

The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a bulletin for expected abundant Lightning along the Cascades and Foothills in Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington. This has caused them to issue a Fire Weather Watch for our area.  Fire Weather Zone 660 (Eastern Clark County)

Weather conditions over the next few days, starting tonight at midnight through Thursday evening have a high chance of creating Dry Lightning Storms which could effect and increase the fire danger in our region.

Thunderstorms - should increase from the south overnight and continue through Thursday evening. They will be mainly dry to start with a potential for increased precipitation Wednesday night and Thursday.

Lightning - These storms have the potential to be prolific lightning producers.

Impacts - Increasingly dry forest fuels will be receptive to new fire starts due to lightning.

Fire Weather means that Critical Fire Weather conditions are forecasted to occur.  Also, please note Clark County is currently under the following  Burn Ban.  For more information on fire danger in your area our how to report a wildfire please visit Washington State Fie Information Page.

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