Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
609 AM PDT SAT AUG 29 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR VERY WINDY CONDITIONS AND LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITIES TODAY...

IDZ101-WAZ673-674-677-684-686-687-292230-
/O.CON.KOTX.FW.W.0020.150829T1800Z-150830T0200Z/
NORTHERN AND CENTRAL IDAHO PANHANDLE (ZONE 101)-
EAST WASHINGTON NORTHERN COLUMBIA BASIN (ZONE 673)-
EAST WASHINGTON PALOUSE AND SPOKANE AREA (ZONE 674)-
EAST WASHINGTON CENTRAL CASCADE VALLEYS (ZONE 677)-
EAST WASHINGTON OKANOGAN/METHOW VALLEYS (ZONE 684)-
EAST WASHINGTON NORTHEAST (ZONE 686)-
EAST WASHINGTON OKANOGAN HIGHLANDS (ZONE 687)-
609 AM PDT SAT AUG 29 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO
7 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR
NORTHERN WASHINGTON AND NORTH IDAHO...

* AFFECTED AREA: FIRE WEATHER ZONE 101 NORTHERN AND CENTRAL
  IDAHO PANHANDLE (ZONE 101)...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 673 EAST
  WASHINGTON NORTHERN COLUMBIA BASIN (ZONE 673)...FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 674 EAST WASHINGTON PALOUSE AND SPOKANE AREA (ZONE 674)...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 677 EAST WASHINGTON CENTRAL CASCADE VALLEYS
  (ZONE 677)... FIRE WEATHER ZONE 684 EAST WASHINGTON
  OKANOGAN/METHOW VALLEYS (ZONE 684)...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 686
  EAST WASHINGTON NORTHEAST (ZONE 686) AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 687
  EAST WASHINGTON OKANOGAN HIGHLANDS (ZONE 687).

* WINDS: SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS 45 TO 60 MPH. GUSTS
  AS HIGH AS 65 MPH IN THE MOUNTAINS.

  EXCEPT IN FIRE WEATHER ZONE 677 WINDS SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH
  WITH GUSTS OF 35 TO 55 MPH. MOUNTAIN WAVE ACTIVITY IN THE LEE
  OF MISSION RIDGE COULD RESULT IN ISOLATED STRONGER GUSTS.
  STRONGEST SUSTAINED WINDS EXPECTED ALONG THE COLUMBIA RIVER
  BETWEEN ENTIAT...CHELAN AND PATEROS.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITIES: 20 TO 30 PERCENT IN THE VALLEYS. 30 TO 40
  PERCENT IN THE MOUNTAINS.

* IMPACTS: VERY WINDY CONDITIONS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL
  RESULT IN RAPID GROWTH OF EXISTING FIRES OR ANY NEW IGNITIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
WILL DEVELOP TODAY. THE VERY STRONG WINDS COUPLED WITH THE LOWER
RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL CREATE EXTREME FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

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