Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KOTX
251 PM PDT THU JUL 2 2015

...GUSTY CASCADE GAP WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FRIDAY... ...
GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY SATURDAY FOR THE OKANOGAN
VALLEY...HIGHLANDS...AND WESTERN PART OF COLUMBIA BASIN...

.GUSTY WINDS AHEAD OF A SATURDAY FRONTAL PASSAGE WILL COMBINE
WITH A DRY AIR MASS TO PRODUCE A POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS WILDFIRE
ENVIRONMENT FRIDAY. THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL FOCUS DOWN THE
KITTITAS VALLEY BUT COULD BE BREEZY IN THE WENATCHEE VALLEY AS
WELL. WINDS WILL SWITCH AROUND THE NORTH SATURDAY AND BLOW
ACROSS WESTERN OKANOGAN COUNTY AND WESTERN COLUMBIA BASIN.

WAZ676-030600-
/O.UPG.KOTX.FW.A.0005.150703T2100Z-150705T0400Z/
/O.NEW.KOTX.FW.W.0006.150703T2200Z-150704T0400Z/
EAST WASHINGTON SOUTH CENTRAL CASCADE VALLEYS (ZONE 676)-
251 PM PDT THU JUL 2 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM TO 9 PM PDT FRIDAY FOR
THE KITTITAS VALLEY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SPOKANE HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM 3 PM TO 9 PM PDT FRIDAY. THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER
IN EFFECT.

* AFFECTED AREA: FIRE WEATHER ZONE 676 EAST WASHINGTON SOUTH
  CENTRAL CASCADE VALLEYS (ZONE 676).

* WINDS: NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.
* RELATIVE HUMIDITIES: 12 TO 19 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS: RAPID FIRE SPREAD IS POSSIBLE WITH EXISTING FIRES OR
  NEW FIRE STARTS IN THE AREA.

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.

&&

$$

WAZ673-684-030600-
/O.UPG.KOTX.FW.A.0005.150704T1800Z-150705T0400Z/
/O.NEW.KOTX.FW.W.0007.150704T1900Z-150705T0500Z/
EAST WASHINGTON NORTHERN COLUMBIA BASIN (ZONE 673)-
EAST WASHINGTON OKANOGAN/METHOW VALLEYS (ZONE 684)-
251 PM PDT THU JUL 2 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 10 PM PDT SATURDAY FOR
WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR OKANOGAN VALLEY...WATERVILLE
PLATEAU...AND WESTERN COLUMBIA BASIN...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SPOKANE HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM NOON TO 10 PM PDT SATURDAY. THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO
LONGER IN EFFECT.

* AFFECTED AREA: FIRE WEATHER ZONE 673 EAST WASHINGTON NORTHERN
  COLUMBIA BASIN (ZONE 673) AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 684 EAST
  WASHINGTON OKANOGAN/METHOW VALLEYS (ZONE 684).

* WINDS: NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS 30-40 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITIES: 8 TO 15 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS: RAPID FIRE SPREAD IS POSSIBLE WITH EXISTING FIRES OR
  NEW FIRE STARTS IN THE AREA.

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.

&&

$$

WAZ687-030600-
/O.NEW.KOTX.FW.W.0007.150704T1900Z-150705T0500Z/
EAST WASHINGTON OKANOGAN HIGHLANDS (ZONE 687)-
251 PM PDT THU JUL 2 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 10 PM PDT SATURDAY FOR
WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR OKANOGAN HIGHLANDS...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SPOKANE HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM NOON TO 10 PM PDT SATURDAY.

* AFFECTED AREA: FIRE WEATHER ZONE 687 EAST WASHINGTON OKANOGAN
  HIGHLANDS (ZONE 687).

* WINDS: NORTH 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH...ESPECIALLY
  ON EXPOSED RIDGETOPS.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITIES: 10 TO 19 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS: RAPID FIRE SPREAD IS POSSIBLE WITH EXISTING FIRES OR
  NEW FIRE STARTS IN THE AREA.

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.

&&

$$

WAZ677-030600-
/O.CON.KOTX.FW.A.0005.150703T2100Z-150704T0400Z/
EAST WASHINGTON CENTRAL CASCADE VALLEYS (ZONE 677)-
251 PM PDT THU JUL 2 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR THE
WENATCHEE AREA AND VALLEYS WEST TO THE CASCADES...

* AFFECTED AREA: FIRE WEATHER ZONE 677 EAST WASHINGTON CENTRAL
  CASCADE VALLEYS (ZONE 677).

* MODEL TRENDS: WINDS HAVE TREND WEAKER WITH THE CURRENT SUITE OF
  MODEL DATA. THERE IS STILL A SMALL CHANCE THAT WINDS WILL REACH
  CRITICAL THRESHOLDS BUT GIVEN LOWER CONFIDENCE...WE WILL HOLD
  ONTO THE WATCH AND EXAMINE EVENING GUIDANCE.

* WINDS: WEST 8 TO 16 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITIES: 10 TO 18 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS: RAPID FIRE SPREAD IS POSSIBLE WITH EXISTING FIRES OR
  NEW FIRE STARTS IN THE AREA.

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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