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Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
1209 PM PDT FRI AUG 26 2016

...GUSTY WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND
EVENING...

.A DRY COLD FRONT WILL PASS THROUGH EASTERN WASHINGTON AND NORTH
IDAHO SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. WINDS WILL INCREASE LATE
SATURDAY MORNING AND PEAK DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING.
WINDS THIS SATURDAY WILL BE NOT AS STRONG AS THE PREVIOUS WIND
EVENT...SUNDAY AUGUST 21...BUT THE COMBINATION OF GUSTY WINDS AND
DRY WARM CONDITIONS WILL STILL WARRANT THE POTENTIAL FOR RAPIDLY
SPREADING WILDLAND FIRES.

IDZ101-WAZ673-674-270600-
/O.UPG.KOTX.FW.A.0007.160827T2000Z-160828T0400Z/
/O.NEW.KOTX.FW.W.0008.160827T2000Z-160828T0400Z/
NORTHERN AND CENTRAL IDAHO PANHANDLE (ZONE 101)-
EAST WASHINGTON NORTHERN COLUMBIA BASIN (ZONE 673)-
EAST WASHINGTON PALOUSE AND SPOKANE AREA (ZONE 674)-
1209 PM PDT FRI AUG 26 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 9 PM PDT SATURDAY FOR
WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR CENTRAL AND EASTERN COLUMBIA
BASIN...PALOUSE...SPOKANE AREA...AND IDAHO PANHANDLE MAINLY SOUTH
OF SANDPOINT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SPOKANE HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM 1 PM TO 9 PM PDT SATURDAY. THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO
LONGER IN EFFECT.

* AFFECTED AREA: FIRE WEATHER ZONE 101 NORTHERN AND CENTRAL
  IDAHO PANHANDLE (ZONE 101)...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 673 EAST
  WASHINGTON NORTHERN COLUMBIA BASIN (ZONE 673) AND FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 674 EAST WASHINGTON PALOUSE AND SPOKANE AREA (ZONE 674).

* WINDS: SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITIES: 15 TO 25 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS: DRY...WARM...AND BREEZY CONDITIONS WILL PROMOTE RAPID
  FIRE SPREAD WITH ANY NEW OR EXISTING 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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