Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KOTX
1046 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 PORTION OF COLUMBIA
BASIN...

.GUSTY WINDS 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 AS A FRONTAL PASSAGE MOVES THROUGH.

WAZ676-031530-
/O.CON.KOTX.FW.W.0006.150703T2200Z-150704T0400Z/
EAST WASHINGTON SOUTH CENTRAL CASCADE VALLEYS (ZONE 676)-
1046 PM PDT THU JUL 2 2015

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

* 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.

&&

$$

WAZ673-684-687-031530-
/O.CON.KOTX.FW.W.0007.150704T1900Z-150705T0500Z/
EAST WASHINGTON NORTHERN COLUMBIA BASIN (ZONE 673)-
EAST WASHINGTON OKANOGAN/METHOW VALLEYS (ZONE 684)-
EAST WASHINGTON OKANOGAN HIGHLANDS (ZONE 687)-
1046 PM PDT THU JUL 2 2015

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

* AFFECTED AREA: FIRE WEATHER ZONE 673 EAST WASHINGTON NORTHERN
  COLUMBIA BASIN (ZONE 673)...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 684 EAST
  WASHINGTON OKANOGAN/METHOW VALLEYS (ZONE 684) AND FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 687 EAST WASHINGTON OKANOGAN HIGHLANDS (ZONE 687).

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

&&

$$

WAZ677-031530-
/O.CON.KOTX.FW.A.0005.150703T2100Z-150704T0400Z/
EAST WASHINGTON CENTRAL CASCADE VALLEYS (ZONE 677)-
1046 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: MODEL WINDS ARE SHOWING BORDERLINE WIND CRITERIA
  BEING MET FRIDAY AFTERNOON. WE ARE HOLDING ONTO THE WATCH AND
  WILL EXAMINE NEWER GUIDANCE AND MAKE A DECISION WITH THE
  MORNING PACKAGE.

* 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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