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Fire Weather Watch

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PENDLETON OR
845 AM PDT FRI JUL 29 2016

...GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY THIS WEEKEND...

.A COLD FRONT ON SATURDAY WILL BRING GUSTY WINDS THROUGHOUT THE
COLUMBIA BASIN DOWN TO CENTRAL OREGON. THE RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL
BE LOW DURING THIS TIME. THE WINDS WILL INITIALLY BEGIN TO
INCREASE IN THE EASTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE AND NORTH CENTRAL
OREGON LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING THEN OVER THE REMAINDER OF
THE COLUMBIA BASIN AND CENTRAL OREGON ON SATURDAY. WINDS WILL
REMAIN BREEZY ON SUNDAY IN MANY AREAS WITH CONTINUED LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY DURING THE DAY.

ORZ641-WAZ641-675-292345-
/O.CON.KPDT.FW.A.0005.160730T2000Z-160801T0400Z/
LOWER COLUMBIA BASIN OF OREGON-LOWER COLUMBIA BASIN OF WASHINGTON-
EASTERN WASHINGTON SOUTHERN COLUMBIA BASIN-
845 AM PDT FRI JUL 29 2016

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY...

* AFFECTED AREA...WASHINGTON AND OREGON FIRE ZONE 641 COVERING
  THE LOWER COLUMBIA BASIN AND BLUE MOUNTAIN FOOTHILLS.
  WASHINGTON FIRE ZONE 675 COVERING THE HANFORD DISTRICT AND THE
  YAKIMA VALLEY.

* TIMING...THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL OCCUR SATURDAY AFTERNOON
  AND EVENING.

* WIND...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WIND 15 TO 25 MPH ON SATURDAY AND 10
  TO 20 MPH ON SUNDAY.

* HUMIDITY...12 TO 18 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.
  OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

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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