Fire Weather Conditions Persist Across Northwest

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1 Aug 2018 10:01 AM
Fire conditions continue to persist across the Northwest for at least one more day. The National Weather Service has issued an "elevated" fire risk for much of the Northwest due to warm and dry conditions, with faster wind and increasing afternoon storm chances. With plenty of dry fuel at the surface, any fires that start could spread pretty quickly. There are also two areas dealing with a "critical" risk for severe weather. One area across parts of Washington and Oregon and another area across eastern California and western Nevada. There's also a risk for isolated and scattered dry thunderstorms that could trigger wildfires. As an atmosphere disturbance moving in from the Pacific, triggering the increasing surface wind and storm chances, sweeps across the region later today, it will help usher in cooler air for this region for the rest of the week and even into the weekend. For WeatherNation, I am Meteorologist Marcus Walter.
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