Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Spokane WA
300 AM PDT Sun Jul 23 2017

...DRY COLD FRONT SUNDAY EVENING...

.A dry cold front will pass through the area late Sunday
afternoon and Sunday evening. Windy conditions will develop in
the Cascade gaps through the afternoon before relative humidities
recover above critical thresholds. The winds will affect the
Okanogan Valley beginning in the early evening.

WAZ677-684-232200-
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East Washington Central Cascade Valleys (Zone 677)-
East Washington Okanogan/Methow Valleys (Zone 684)-
300 AM PDT Sun Jul 23 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
3 AM PDT MONDAY FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR THE CENTRAL
CASCADE VALLEYS AND OKANOGAN/METHOW VALLEYS...

* Affected Area: Fire Weather Zone 677 East Washington Central
  Cascade Valleys (Zone 677) and Fire Weather Zone 684 East
  Washington Okanogan/Methow Valleys (Zone 684).

* Winds: In the Wenatchee area...Lake Chelan and Methow Valleys
  northwest wind 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. In the
  Okanogan Valley north wind 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph.

*Timing: Winds will increase across the Wenatchee Valley and
 Methow Valley by 4 pm. Winds will shift and increase down the
 Okanogan Valley by 7-8 pm.

* Relative Humidities: 15 to 25 percent.

* Impacts: Windy conditions with low relative humidities will
  promote rapid spread of new or existing fires. Outdoor burning
  is strongly discouraged.

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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