Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Pendleton, OR

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RFWPDT

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PENDLETON OR
801 PM PDT SAT JUL 4 2015

...VERY DRY CONDITIONS WITH BREEZY CONDITIONS THIS EVENING...

A PASSING WEATHER DISTURBANCE WILL AID IN BRINGING BREEZY TO
WINDY CONDITIONS IN THE HANFORD DISTRICT AND THE YAKIMA VALLEY.
WINDS FROM THE NORTH ARE EXPECTED TO REACH 10 TO 20 MPH WITH
GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH. HOT AND DRY CONDITIONS THAT HAVE PERSISTED
OVER THE AFFECTED LOCATIONS COMBINED WITH THE INCREASED WINDS
WILL CREATE THE POTENTIAL FOR EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR. CAUTION
SHOULD BE EXERCISED WHEN USING FIREWORKS THIS EVENING.

WAZ675-051600-
/O.CON.KPDT.FW.W.0005.000000T0000Z-150705T1600Z/
EASTERN WASHINGTON SOUTHERN COLUMBIA BASIN-
801 PM PDT SAT JUL 4 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM PDT SUNDAY FOR
WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...

* AFFECTED AREA...THE NORTHERN HALF OF FIRE WEATHER ZONE 675
  EASTERN WASHINGTON COLUMBIA BASIN...COVERING SOUTHEAST
  KITTITAS VALLEY...THE YAKIMA VALLEY...AND THE HANFORD
  DISTRICT.

* TIMING...LOWEST RELATIVE HUMIDITY COMBINED WITH STRONGER
  WINDS EXPECTED TO OCCUR BETWEEN 4 PM THROUGH 8 PM. WINDS ARE
  EXPECTED TO SHIFT TO THE NORTH AND BECOME BREEZY TONIGHT.

* WIND...WEST TO NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH TODAY. NORTH WINDS
  10 TO 20 MPH GUSTING TO 30 MPH...LOCAL GUSTS TO 35 MPH...
  TONIGHT.

* HUMIDITY...8 TO 15 PERCENT THIS AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.
  OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED. DO NOT RELEASE FIREWORKS
  NEAR AREAS OF DRY VEGETATION OR FLAMMABLE MATERIAL.

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 CAN
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

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