Yakima Valley

 Fire Weather Watch  Statement as of 10:00 PM PDT on July 31, 2014

... Fire Weather Watch remains in effect from 5 am PDT Friday
through Friday evening for thunderstorms with dry lightning and
gusty outflow winds...

* affected area: fire weather zone 676 East Washington south
central Cascade valleys (zone 676) and fire weather zone 680
East Washington south central Cascade mountains (zone 680).

* Thunderstorms: expect thunderstorms to move slowly north
overnight... reaching the area by early to mid morning Friday.

* Outflow winds: erratic outflow with gust up to 30 mph will be

* Impacts: new fire start from lightning as well as existing
fire growth from erratic and gusty winds.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are possible. Listen for later forecasts and possible red flag

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