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Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PENDLETON OR
249 PM PDT FRI JUL 3 2015

...VERY DRY CONDITIONS WITH BREEZY CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...

.BREEZY WINDS WILL CONTINUE IN THE EASTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE
THROUGH THE EVENING. OTHER AREAS UNDER THE WARNING WILL OBSERVE
INCREASING WINDS LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING AROUND 10 TO 20
MPH. ALTHOUGH WINDS WILL DIMINISH OVERNIGHT...WINDS WILL INCREASE
AGAIN ON INDEPENDENCE DAY. THE RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES IN THESE
AREAS WILL BE VERY LOW...AND EVEN WINDS IN THE 10 TO 20 MPH RANGE
MAY CAUSE RAPID FIRE SPREAD.

WAZ675-041715-
/O.CON.KPDT.FW.W.0005.150703T2200Z-150705T1600Z/
EASTERN WASHINGTON SOUTHERN COLUMBIA BASIN-
249 PM PDT FRI JUL 3 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM PDT SUNDAY FOR
WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...

* AFFECTED AREA...THE NORTHERN HALF OF FIRE WEATHER ZONE 675
  EASTERN WASHINGTON COLUMBIA BASIN...COVERING SOUTHEAST
  KITTITAS VALLEY...THE YAKIMA VALLEY...AND THE HANFORD
  DISTRICT.

* TIMING...LOWEST RELATIVE HUMIDITY COMBINED WITH STRONGER
  WINDS EXPECTED TO OCCUR BETWEEN 4 PM THROUGH 8 PM TODAY AND
  AGAIN ON SATURDAY. WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO SHIFT TO THE NORTH
  AND BECOME BREEZY SATURDAY NIGHT.

* WIND...WEST TO NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH TODAY THROUGH
  SATURDAY. NORTH WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH GUSTING TO 30 MPH SATURDAY
  NIGHT.

* HUMIDITY...8 TO 15 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.
  OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED. DO NOT RELEASE FIREWORKS
  NEAR AREAS OF DRY VEGETATION OR FLAMMABLE MATERIAL.

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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