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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
1049 PM PDT FRI JUL 29 2016

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

.A DRY COLD FRONT ON SATURDAY WILL PRODUCE GUSTY CONDITIONS
THROUGH THE CASCADE GAPS AND INTO THE COLUMBIA BASIN DURING THE
AFTERNOON AND EVENING. WEST WINDS OF 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS NEAR
30 MPH WILL HEIGHTEN THE POTENTIAL FOR RAPID SPREAD OF GRASS AND
BRUSH FIRES. ADDITIONALLY...LOW HUMIDITY LEVELS...BETWEEN 11 AND
22 PERCENT... WILL BE COMMON LATE IN THE AFTERNOON AND EARLY
EVENING.

WAZ673-674-676-677-301400-
/O.CON.KOTX.FW.W.0003.160730T2000Z-160731T0400Z/
EAST WASHINGTON NORTHERN COLUMBIA BASIN (ZONE 673)-
EAST WASHINGTON PALOUSE AND SPOKANE AREA (ZONE 674)-
EAST WASHINGTON SOUTH CENTRAL CASCADE VALLEYS (ZONE 676)-
EAST WASHINGTON CENTRAL CASCADE VALLEYS (ZONE 677)-
1049 PM PDT FRI JUL 29 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 9 PM PDT
SATURDAY FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR THE SOUTH CENTRAL
CASCADE VALLEYS...THE CENTRAL CASCADE VALLEYS...THE NORTHERN
COLUMBIA BASIN...THE PALOUSE AND SPOKANE AREA...

* AFFECTED AREA: FIRE WEATHER ZONE 673 EAST WASHINGTON NORTHERN
  COLUMBIA BASIN (ZONE 673)...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 674 EAST
  WASHINGTON PALOUSE AND SPOKANE AREA (ZONE 674)...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 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITIES: 11 TO 22 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 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.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PENDLETON OR
223 PM PDT FRI JUL 29 2016

...GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY THROUGHOUT THE COLUMBIA BASIN
DOWN TO CENTRAL OREGON ON SATURDAY...

.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.

ORZ641-WAZ641-675-301700-
/O.UPG.KPDT.FW.A.0005.160730T2000Z-160801T0400Z/
/O.EXB.KPDT.FW.W.0008.160730T2000Z-160731T0400Z/
LOWER COLUMBIA BASIN OF OREGON-LOWER COLUMBIA BASIN OF WASHINGTON-
EASTERN WASHINGTON SOUTHERN COLUMBIA BASIN-
223 PM PDT FRI JUL 29 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 9 PM PDT SATURDAY FOR
GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PENDLETON HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 9 PM PDT SATURDAY. THE
FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* 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 BETWEEN 3 PM AND 8 PM.

* WIND...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WIND 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...12 TO 18 PERCENT.

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

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PENDLETON OR
223 PM PDT FRI JUL 29 2016

...GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY THROUGHOUT THE COLUMBIA BASIN
DOWN TO CENTRAL OREGON ON SATURDAY...

.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.

ORZ610-639-WAZ639-301700-
/O.CON.KPDT.FW.W.0008.160729T2200Z-160731T0400Z/
EAST SLOPES OF CENTRAL OREGON CASCADES-
EAST SLOPES OF THE NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES-
EAST SLOPES OF THE SOUTHERN WASHINGTON CASCADES-
223 PM PDT FRI JUL 29 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PDT SATURDAY FOR
GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY...

* AFFECTED AREA...IN WASHINGTON AND OREGON...FIRE ZONE 639
  COVERING MOST OF KLICKITAT COUNTY AND THE EASTERN COLUMBIA
  RIVER GORGE. IN OREGON...FIRE ZONE 610 COVERING THE EAST
  SLOPES OF THE NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES.

* TIMING...WINDS WILL INCREASE LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING
  AND WILL BE STRONGER ON SATURDAY.

* WIND...WEST TO NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH LATE TODAY AND 15
  TO 25 MPH ON SATURDAY. THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL BE THROUGH THE
  COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE WHERE GUSTS TO 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED.

* HUMIDITY...12 TO 22 PERCENT.

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

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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