Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
114 PM PDT TUE JUL 7 2015

...THUNDERSTORMS EXPECTED OVER NORTHEAST WASHINGTON AND THE NORTH
IDAHO PANHANDLE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING...

IDZ101-WAZ686-687-080400-
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NORTHERN AND CENTRAL IDAHO PANHANDLE (ZONE 101)-
EAST WASHINGTON NORTHEAST (ZONE 686)-
EAST WASHINGTON OKANOGAN HIGHLANDS (ZONE 687)-
114 PM PDT TUE JUL 7 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PDT THIS EVENING
FOR THUNDERSTORMS FOR THE OKANOGAN HIGHLANDS...NORTHEAST
WASHINGTON AND THE NORTHERN IDAHO PANHANDLE...

* AFFECTED AREA: FIRE WEATHER ZONE 101 NORTHERN AND CENTRAL
  IDAHO PANHANDLE (ZONE 101)...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 686 EAST
  WASHINGTON NORTHEAST (ZONE 686) AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 687 EAST
  WASHINGTON OKANOGAN HIGHLANDS (ZONE 687).

* THUNDERSTORMS: SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT THE WARNED
  AREA THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. IN ADDITION TO ABUNDANT
  LIGHTNING IN AND NEAR THE CORES OF THESE STORMS...BRIEF LIGHT TO
  MODERATE RAIN AND SMALL HAIL WILL BE POSSIBLE. WETTING RAINS
  WILL BE UNLIKELY WITH MOST OF THESE STORMS.

* OUTFLOW WINDS: GUSTY OUTFLOW WINDS ARE POSSIBLE WITH THESE
  THUNDERSTORMS.

* IMPACTS: LIGHTNING IN COMBINATION WITH EXTREMELY DRY FUELS
  COULD RESULT IN ADDITIONAL WILDFIRE STARTS. THE DRY STATE OF
  THE FUELS MEANS THAT THE IGNITION POTENTIAL IS HIGH. THE GUSTY
  WINDS FROM THESE STORMS COULD HAMPER FIRE FIGHTING EFFORTS ON
  EXISTING WILD FIRES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES WILL
CREATE EXTREME FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

&&

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