Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
215 PM PDT SAT AUG 27 2016

...GUSTY WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY THROUGH EVENING...

.A COLD FRONT PASSES THROUGH EASTERN WASHINGTON AND NORTH IDAHO
THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. ITS GUSTY WINDS AND DRY WARM CONDITIONS
WILL BRING THE POTENTIAL FOR RAPIDLY SPREADING WILDLAND FIRES.

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NORTHERN AND CENTRAL IDAHO PANHANDLE (ZONE 101)-
EAST WASHINGTON NORTHERN COLUMBIA BASIN (ZONE 673)-
EAST WASHINGTON PALOUSE AND SPOKANE AREA (ZONE 674)-
EAST WASHINGTON NORTHEAST (ZONE 686)-
215 PM PDT SAT AUG 27 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PDT THIS EVENING
FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR CENTRAL AND EASTERN
COLUMBIA BASIN...PALOUSE...SPOKANE AREA...IDAHO PANHANDLE SOUTH
OF SANDPOINT...AND NORTHEAST WASHINGTON SOUTH OF CHEWELAH.

* 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)
  AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 686 EAST WASHINGTON NORTHEAST (ZONE 686).

* WINDS: SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITIES: 14 TO 28 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS: DRY...WARM AND BREEZY CONDITIONS WILL PROMOTE RAPID
  FIRE SPREAD WITH ANY NEW OR EXISTING 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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