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Fire Weather Watch

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
601 AM PDT FRI JUL 29 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.

WAZ674-292300-
/O.EXA.KOTX.FW.A.0003.160730T2000Z-160731T0400Z/
EAST WASHINGTON PALOUSE AND SPOKANE AREA (ZONE 674)-
601 AM PDT FRI JUL 29 2016

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR
EAST WASHINGTON PALOUSE AND SPOKANE AREA...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SPOKANE HAS ISSUED A FIRE WEATHER
WATCH FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA: FIRE WEATHER ZONE 674 EAST WASHINGTON PALOUSE
  AND SPOKANE AREA (ZONE 674).

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

* RELATIVE HUMIDITIES: 11 TO 22 PERCENT.

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

* COMMUNITIES: DAVENPORT...SPRAGUE...LA CROSSE...SPOKANE...
  ROSALIA...COLFAX...PULLMAN.

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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