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Fire Weather Watch

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
1045 PM PDT THU JUL 28 2016

...BREEZY AND LOW HUMIDITY SATURDAY AFTERNOON ACROSS COLUMBIA
BASIN AND CASCADE VALLEYS...

.A DRY COLD FRONT WILL PRODUCE GUSTY CONDITIONS THROUGH THE
CASCADE GAPS AND INTO THE COLUMBIA BASIN SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND
EVENING. WEST WINDS OF 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS NEAR 25 MPH WILL
HEIGHTEN THE POTENTIAL FOR RAPID SPREAD OF GRASS AND BRUSH FIRES.
ADDITIONALLY...LOW HUMIDITY LEVELS...BETWEEN 12 AND 18 PERCENT...
WILL BE COMMON LATE IN THE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING.

WAZ673-676-677-291345-
/O.CON.KOTX.FW.A.0003.160730T2000Z-160731T0400Z/
EAST WASHINGTON NORTHERN COLUMBIA BASIN (ZONE 673)-
EAST WASHINGTON SOUTH CENTRAL CASCADE VALLEYS (ZONE 676)-
EAST WASHINGTON CENTRAL CASCADE VALLEYS (ZONE 677)-
1045 PM PDT THU JUL 28 2016

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR
NORTHERN COLUMBIA BASIN AND SOUTH/CENTRAL CASCADE VALLEYS...

* AFFECTED AREA: FIRE WEATHER ZONE 673 EAST WASHINGTON NORTHERN
  COLUMBIA BASIN (ZONE 673)...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 676 EAST
  WASHINGTON SOUTH CENTRAL CASCADE VALLEYS (ZONE 676) AND FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 677 EAST WASHINGTON CENTRAL CASCADE VALLEYS (ZONE
  677).

* WINDS: WEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITIES: 13 TO 18 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS: DRY AND BREEZY CONDITIONS WILL LEAD TO THE RAPID
  SPREAD OF ANY NEW FIRE STARTS.

* COMMUNITIES: WENATCHEE...ENTIAT...VANTAGE...GEORGE...EPHRATA...
   MOSES LAKE...DOUGLAS...WATERVILLE...WILBUR...OTHELLO...
  RITZVILLE...COULEE CITY...ELLENSBURG...YAKIMA.

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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