Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
253 PM PDT THU JUL 28 2016

...BREEZY AND LOW HUMIDITY SATURDAY AFTERNOON ACROSS COLUMBIA
BASIN AND CASCADE VALLEYS...

.A DRY COLD FRONT WILL PRODUCE GUSTY CONDITIONS THROUGH THE
CASCADE GAPS AND INTO THE COLUMBIA BASIN SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND
EVENING. WEST WINDS OF 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS NEAR 25 MPH WILL
HEIGHTEN THE POTENTIAL FOR RAPID SPREAD OF GRASS AND BRUSH FIRES.
ADDITIONALLY...LOW HUMIDITY LEVELS...BETWEEN 12 AND 18 PERCENT...WILL
BE COMMON LATE IN THE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING.

WAZ673-676-677-290600-
/O.NEW.KOTX.FW.A.0003.160730T2000Z-160731T0400Z/
EAST WASHINGTON NORTHERN COLUMBIA BASIN (ZONE 673)-
EAST WASHINGTON SOUTH CENTRAL CASCADE VALLEYS (ZONE 676)-
EAST WASHINGTON CENTRAL CASCADE VALLEYS (ZONE 677)-
253 PM PDT THU JUL 28 2016

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR NORTHERN
COLUMBIA BASIN AND SOUTH/CENTRAL CASCADE VALLEYS...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SPOKANE HAS ISSUED A FIRE WEATHER
WATCH FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA: FIRE WEATHER ZONE 673 EAST WASHINGTON NORTHERN
  COLUMBIA BASIN (ZONE 673)...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 676 EAST
  WASHINGTON SOUTH CENTRAL CASCADE VALLEYS (ZONE 676) AND FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 677 EAST WASHINGTON CENTRAL CASCADE VALLEYS (ZONE
  677).

* WINDS: WEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITIES: 13 TO 18 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS: DRY AND BREEZY CONDITIONS WILL LEAD TO THE RAPID SPREAD
  OF ANY NEW FIRE STARTS.

* COMMUNITIES: WENATCHEE...ENTIAT...VANTAGE...GEORGE...EPHRATA...
  MOSES LAKE...DOUGLAS...WATERVILLE...WILBUR...OTHELLO...RITZVILLE...COULEE
  CITY...ELLENSBURG...YAKIMA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE
RED FLAG WARNINGS.

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