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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
514 AM PDT THU AUG 27 2015

WAZ001-503-504-506-507-509>517-555-556-558-559-567>569-280015-
SAN JUAN COUNTY-WESTERN WHATCOM COUNTY-SOUTHWEST INTERIOR-
WESTERN SKAGIT COUNTY-EVERETT AND VICINITY-TACOMA AREA-
ADMIRALTY INLET AREA-HOOD CANAL AREA-LOWER CHEHALIS VALLEY AREA-
OLYMPICS-EASTERN STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA-
WESTERN STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA-NORTH COAST-CENTRAL COAST-
EAST PUGET SOUND LOWLANDS-BELLEVUE AND VICINITY-SEATTLE AND VICINITY-
BREMERTON AND VICINITY-CASCADES OF WHATCOM AND SKAGIT COUNTIES-
CASCADES OF SNOHOMISH AND KING COUNTIES-
CASCADES OF PIERCE AND LEWIS COUNTIES-
514 AM PDT THU AUG 27 2015

...A CHANGE TO WET AND COOLER WEATHER IS IN STORE FOR WESTERN
WASHINGTON...

TODAY WILL BE THE LAST DAY OF DRY WEATHER WITH ABOVE NORMAL
TEMPERATURES. TONIGHT...A CHANGE IN THE WEATHER PATTERN WILL
BEGIN. THE DOME OF HIGH PRESSURE THAT HAS PREVAILED OVER THE
REGION WILL GIVE WAY...ALLOWING WET AND COOLER CONDITIONS TO
BECOME ESTABLISHED OVER THE AREA.

FRIDAY THROUGH THIS WEEKEND WILL BE WET ACROSS WESTERN WASHINGTON.
RAIN WILL BECOME LOCALLY HEAVY AT TIMES...ESPECIALLY IN THE
MOUNTAINS...ON SATURDAY. RAINFALL AMOUNTS DURING THE TWO DAY
PERIOD ENDING AT 5 AM PDT SUNDAY ARE FORECAST TO BE IN THE 1 TO
2.5 INCH RANGE FOR MOST AREAS BUT THE SOUTH FACING SLOPES OF THE
OLYMPICS AND CASCADES COULD RECEIVE 3 TO 5 INCHES OF RAIN. THIS
AMOUNT OF RAIN WILL LIKELY END OR HELP REDUCE THE SIZE OF THE
ONGOING WILDFIRES IN THE MOUNTAINS.

DAYTIME TEMPERATURES WILL BE BELOW NORMAL FRIDAY THROUGH THIS
WEEKEND. IT IS LIKELY THAT MOST LOWLAND SITES WILL FAIL TO REACH
70 DEGREES THIS WEEKEND...ESPECIALLY ON SUNDAY.

IT WILL ALSO BECOME LOCALLY WINDY ON SATURDAY DUE TO A STRONG
FRONT MOVING ACROSS THE AREA. SOME SOUTHERLY WIND PRONE PLACES ON
THE COAST AND IN THE NORTHWEST INTERIOR COULD HAVE GUSTS IN THE 45
TO 50 MPH RANGE.

THOSE PLANNING OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES IN THE MOUNTAINS THIS WEEKEND
SHOULD PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE LATEST FORECASTS FROM THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

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