Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Spokane WA
259 PM PDT Wed Aug 23 2017

...BREEZY...GUSTY AND DRY CONDITIONS THURSDAY...

.A strong cold front will cross the region tonight. This front
will bring cooler temperatures on Thursday but also very dry air.
Breezy and gusty conditions will develop Thursday afternoon and
evening through the Wenatchee Valley and Lake Chelan Valley as
relative humidities remain very low. Winds will continue Thursday
night but relative humidities will recover after sunset.

WAZ677-240600-
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East Washington Central Cascade Valleys (Zone 677)-
259 PM PDT Wed Aug 23 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM TO 8 PM PDT THURSDAY FOR
BREEZY WIND AND LOW RH FOR THE CENTRAL CASCADE VALLEYS (FWZ677)...

The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued a Red Flag
Warning for breezy winds and low RH which is in effect from 2 PM
to 8 PM PDT Thursday.

* Affected Area: Fire Weather Zone 677 East Washington Central
  Cascade Valleys (Zone 677).

* Winds: west 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* Timing: 2 pm through 8 pm.

* Relative Humidities: 13 to 24 percent.

* Temperatures: in the lower 70s.

* Impacts: Any new fire starts will spread rapidly in this dry and
  breezy pattern.

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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