Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Pocatello, ID

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE POCATELLO ID
320 AM MDT WED JUL 30 2014

IDZ422-475-476-302130-
/O.UPG.KPIH.FW.A.0003.140730T1800Z-140731T0300Z/
/O.NEW.KPIH.FW.W.0007.140730T1800Z-140731T0300Z/
SAWTOOTH RANGE/NORTHERN SAWTOOTH NF-
EAST SALMON RIVER MOUNTAINS/SALMON NF-
LEMHI AND LOST RIVER RANGE/CHALLIS NF-
320 AM MDT WED JUL 30 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM MDT THIS
EVENING FOR THUNDERSTORMS AND GUSTY OUTFLOW WINDS FOR IDAHO FIRE
ZONES 422...475 AND 476...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN POCATELLO HAS UPGRADED TO FIRE
WEATHER WATCH TO A RED FLAG WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON
TODAY TO 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA: IN IDAHO...FIRE ZONE 422 SAWTOOTH
  RANGE/NORTHERN SAWTOOTH NF...FIRE ZONE 475 EAST SALMON RIVER
  MOUNTAINS/SALMON NF...FIRE ZONE 476 LEMHI AND LOST RIVER
  RANGE/CHALLIS NF.

* TIMING: NOON TO 9 PM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

* OUTFLOW WINDS: GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH ARE POSSIBLE NEAR
  THUNDERSTORMS.

* IMPACTS:THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE NEW FIRE STARTS...EVEN WITH
  STORMS THAT PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL. GUSTY OUTFLOW WINDS CAN
  CREATE RAPID WIND SHIFTS AND FIRE GROWTH.

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. PLEASE ADVISE THE
APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THE FIELD OF THE RED FLAG
WARNING FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST IDAHO.

&&

$$


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