Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Fire Weather Watch in Effect
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) 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.