Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
853 PM PDT TUE AUG 4 2015

...GUSTY WINDS WITH LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY IS EXPECTED AGAIN
WEDNESDAY DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING...

.EXPECT WINDS TO BECOME GUSTY ACROSS PORTIONS OF EASTERN
WASHINGTON AGAIN ON WEDNESDAY. THE STRONGEST GUSTS WILL BE IN THE
AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING HOURS. THESE GUSTY WEST WINDS WILL
COMBINE WITH LOW HUMIDITY TO PRODUCE A POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS FIRE
WEATHER ENVIRONMENT.

WAZ676-050500-
/O.EXP.KOTX.FW.W.0013.000000T0000Z-150805T0400Z/
EAST WASHINGTON SOUTH CENTRAL CASCADE VALLEYS (ZONE 676)-
853 PM PDT TUE AUG 4 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING WILL EXPIRE AT 9 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR WIND
AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FWZ 676 (CENTRAL CASCADE VALLEYS)...

WINDS WILL DECREASE SLIGHTLY OVERNIGHT...BUT THEN INCREASE
AGAIN THROUGH THE DAY ON WEDNESDAY...HOWEVER RELATIVE HUMIDITY
WILL RISE WELL ABOVE RED FLAG CRITERIA. AS SUCH THE RED FLAG
WARNING WILL BE ALLOWED TO EXPIRE.

$$

WAZ673-674-677-051200-
/O.CON.KOTX.FW.W.0013.000000T0000Z-150806T0400Z/
EAST WASHINGTON NORTHERN COLUMBIA BASIN (ZONE 673)-
EAST WASHINGTON PALOUSE AND SPOKANE AREA (ZONE 674)-
EAST WASHINGTON CENTRAL CASCADE VALLEYS (ZONE 677)-
853 PM PDT TUE AUG 4 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PDT WEDNESDAY
FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FOR FWZ 673...674 AND
677...

* AFFECTED AREA: 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 677 EAST WASHINGTON CENTRAL CASCADE VALLEYS (ZONE
  677).

* WINDS: WEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITIES: 15 TO 25 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS: RAPID FIRE SPREAD IS POSSIBLE WITH ANY NEW OR ONGOING
  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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