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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KOTX
232 AM PDT FRI JUL 3 2015

...GUSTY CASCADE GAP WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FRIDAY FOR
EAST SLOPE CENTRAL CASCADE VALLEYS...

...GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY SATURDAY FOR THE
OKANOGAN VALLEY...HIGHLANDS...WATERVILLE PLATEAU AND WESTERN
PORTION OF COLUMBIA BASIN...

.GUSTY WINDS WILL COMBINE WITH A DRY AIR MASS TO PRODUCE A
POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS WILDFIRE ENVIRONMENT FRIDAY. THE STRONGEST
WINDS WILL FOCUS DOWN THE KITTITAS VALLEY BUT COULD BE BREEZY IN
THE WENATCHEE VALLEY AS WELL. WINDS WILL SWITCH AROUND THE NORTH
SATURDAY AND BLOW ACROSS WESTERN OKANOGAN COUNTY AND WESTERN
COLUMBIA BASIN AS A FRONTAL PASSAGE MOVES THROUGH.

WAZ673-684-687-040415-
/O.CON.KOTX.FW.W.0007.150704T1900Z-150705T0500Z/
EAST WASHINGTON NORTHERN COLUMBIA BASIN (ZONE 673)-
EAST WASHINGTON OKANOGAN/METHOW VALLEYS (ZONE 684)-
EAST WASHINGTON OKANOGAN HIGHLANDS (ZONE 687)-
232 AM PDT FRI JUL 3 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 10 PM PDT
SATURDAY FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR OKANOGAN VALLEY...
WATERVILLE PLATEAU...AND WESTERN COLUMBIA BASIN...

* AFFECTED AREA: FIRE WEATHER ZONE 673 EAST WASHINGTON NORTHERN
  COLUMBIA BASIN (ZONE 673)...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 684 EAST
  WASHINGTON OKANOGAN/METHOW VALLEYS (ZONE 684) AND FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 687 EAST WASHINGTON OKANOGAN HIGHLANDS (ZONE 687).

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

* RELATIVE HUMIDITIES: 8 TO 16 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS: RAPID FIRE SPREAD IS POSSIBLE WITH EXISTING FIRES OR
  NEW FIRE STARTS IN THE AREA.

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KOTX
232 AM PDT FRI JUL 3 2015

...GUSTY CASCADE GAP WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FRIDAY FOR
EAST SLOPE CENTRAL CASCADE VALLEYS...

...GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY SATURDAY FOR THE
OKANOGAN VALLEY...HIGHLANDS...WATERVILLE PLATEAU AND WESTERN
PORTION OF COLUMBIA BASIN...

.GUSTY WINDS WILL COMBINE WITH A DRY AIR MASS TO PRODUCE A
POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS WILDFIRE ENVIRONMENT FRIDAY. THE STRONGEST
WINDS WILL FOCUS DOWN THE KITTITAS VALLEY BUT COULD BE BREEZY IN
THE WENATCHEE VALLEY AS WELL. WINDS WILL SWITCH AROUND THE NORTH
SATURDAY AND BLOW ACROSS WESTERN OKANOGAN COUNTY AND WESTERN
COLUMBIA BASIN AS A FRONTAL PASSAGE MOVES THROUGH.

WAZ677-040400-
/O.UPG.KOTX.FW.A.0005.150703T2100Z-150704T0400Z/
/O.EXA.KOTX.FW.W.0006.150703T2200Z-150704T0400Z/
EAST WASHINGTON CENTRAL CASCADE VALLEYS (ZONE 677)-
232 AM PDT FRI JUL 3 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 9 PM
PDT THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR THE
WENATCHEE VALLEY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SPOKANE HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 9 PM PDT THIS EVENING. THE FIRE
WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* AFFECTED AREA: FIRE WEATHER ZONE 677 EAST WASHINGTON CENTRAL
  CASCADE VALLEYS (ZONE 677).

* WINDS: WEST 12 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITIES: 9 TO 17 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS: RAPID FIRE SPREAD IS POSSIBLE WITH EXISTING FIRES OR
  NEW FIRE STARTS IN THE AREA.

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KOTX
232 AM PDT FRI JUL 3 2015

...GUSTY CASCADE GAP WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FRIDAY FOR
EAST SLOPE CENTRAL CASCADE VALLEYS...

...GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY SATURDAY FOR THE
OKANOGAN VALLEY...HIGHLANDS...WATERVILLE PLATEAU AND WESTERN
PORTION OF COLUMBIA BASIN...

.GUSTY WINDS WILL COMBINE WITH A DRY AIR MASS TO PRODUCE A
POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS WILDFIRE ENVIRONMENT FRIDAY. THE STRONGEST
WINDS WILL FOCUS DOWN THE KITTITAS VALLEY BUT COULD BE BREEZY IN
THE WENATCHEE VALLEY AS WELL. WINDS WILL SWITCH AROUND THE NORTH
SATURDAY AND BLOW ACROSS WESTERN OKANOGAN COUNTY AND WESTERN
COLUMBIA BASIN AS A FRONTAL PASSAGE MOVES THROUGH.

WAZ676-040400-
/O.CON.KOTX.FW.W.0006.150703T2200Z-150704T0400Z/
EAST WASHINGTON SOUTH CENTRAL CASCADE VALLEYS (ZONE 676)-
232 AM PDT FRI JUL 3 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
9 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR THE KITTITAS VALLEY...

* AFFECTED AREA: FIRE WEATHER ZONE 676 EAST WASHINGTON SOUTH
  CENTRAL CASCADE VALLEYS (ZONE 676).

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

* RELATIVE HUMIDITIES: 12 TO 19 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS: RAPID FIRE SPREAD IS POSSIBLE WITH EXISTING FIRES OR
  NEW FIRE STARTS IN THE AREA.

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PENDLETON OR
300 PM PDT THU JUL 2 2015

...VERY DRY CONDITIONS WITH BREEZY CONDITIONS FRIDAY THROUGH
SATURDAY NIGHT...

.WINDS IN THE EASTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE WILL INCREASE FRIDAY
AND BECOME BREEZY FRIDAY EVENING AND AGAIN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY.
LOCALLY BREEZY WINDS ARE EXPECTED IN THE LOWER COLUMBIA BASIN...
THE EAST SLOPES OF THE NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES...AND IN CENTRAL
OREGON FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH THE FOURTH OF JULY. THE RELATIVE
HUMIDITY VALUES IN THESE AREAS WILL BE DRY...AND EVEN WINDS IN
THE 10 TO 20 MPH RANGE MAY CAUSE RAPID FIRE SPREAD.

ORZ610-640-641-031715-
/O.UPG.KPDT.FW.A.0004.150703T2300Z-150705T0300Z/
/O.NEW.KPDT.FW.W.0005.150703T2200Z-150705T0300Z/
EAST SLOPES OF CENTRAL OREGON CASCADES-
CENTRAL MOUNTAINS OF OREGON-LOWER COLUMBIA BASIN OF OREGON-
300 PM PDT THU JUL 2 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM FRIDAY TO 8 PM PDT
SATURDAY FOR WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PENDLETON HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM FRIDAY TO 8 PM PDT
SATURDAY. THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* AFFECTED AREAS: FIRE WEATHER ZONE OR610 EAST SLOPES OF THE
  CENTRAL OREGON CASCADES...FIRE WEATHER ZONE OR640 CENTRAL
  MOUNTAINS OF OREGON...AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 641 LOWER COLUMBIA
  BASIN OF OREGON WEST OF LEXINGTON AND UMATILLA.

* TIMING...LOWEST RELATIVE HUMIDITY COMBINED WITH STRONGER WINDS
  EXPECTED TO OCCUR BETWEEN 3 PM AND 8 PM ON FRIDAY THROUGH
  SATURDAY.

* WIND...WEST TO NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...8 TO 15 PERCENT

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.
  OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED. DO NOT RELEASE FIREWORKS
  NEAR AREAS OF DRY VEGETATION OR FLAMMABLE MATERIAL.

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
300 PM PDT THU JUL 2 2015

...VERY DRY CONDITIONS WITH BREEZY CONDITIONS FRIDAY THROUGH
SATURDAY NIGHT...

.WINDS IN THE EASTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE WILL INCREASE FRIDAY
AND BECOME BREEZY FRIDAY EVENING AND AGAIN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY.
LOCALLY BREEZY WINDS ARE EXPECTED IN THE LOWER COLUMBIA BASIN...
THE EAST SLOPES OF THE NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES...AND IN CENTRAL
OREGON FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH THE FOURTH OF JULY. THE RELATIVE
HUMIDITY VALUES IN THESE AREAS WILL BE DRY...AND EVEN WINDS IN
THE 10 TO 20 MPH RANGE MAY CAUSE RAPID FIRE SPREAD.

WAZ675-031715-
/O.UPG.KPDT.FW.A.0004.150703T2300Z-150705T0300Z/
/O.NEW.KPDT.FW.W.0005.150703T2200Z-150705T1600Z/
EASTERN WASHINGTON SOUTHERN COLUMBIA BASIN-
300 PM PDT THU JUL 2 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM FRIDAY TO 9 AM PDT SUNDAY
FOR WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PENDLETON HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM FRIDAY TO 9 AM PDT SUNDAY.
THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* AFFECTED AREA...THE NORTHERN HALF OF FIRE WEATHER ZONE 675
  EASTERN WASHINGTON COLUMBIA BASIN...COVERING SOUTHEAST KITTITAS
  VALLEY...THE YAKIMA VALLEY...AND THE HANFORD DISTRICT.

* TIMING...LOWEST RELATIVE HUMIDITY COMBINED WITH STRONGER WINDS
  EXPECTED TO OCCUR BETWEEN 4 PM THROUGH 8 PM FRIDAY AND AGAIN ON
  SATURDAY. WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO SHIFT TO THE NORTH AND BECOME
  BREEZY SATURDAY NIGHT.

* WIND...WEST TO NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH FRIDAY THROUGH
  SATURDAY. NORTH WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH GUSTING TO 30 MPH SATURDAY
  NIGHT.

* HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 10 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.
  OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED. DO NOT RELEASE FIREWORKS
  NEAR AREAS OF DRY VEGETATION OR FLAMMABLE MATERIAL.

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
300 PM PDT THU JUL 2 2015

...VERY DRY CONDITIONS WITH BREEZY CONDITIONS FRIDAY THROUGH
SATURDAY NIGHT...

.WINDS IN THE EASTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE WILL INCREASE FRIDAY
AND BECOME BREEZY FRIDAY EVENING AND AGAIN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY.
LOCALLY BREEZY WINDS ARE EXPECTED IN THE LOWER COLUMBIA BASIN...
THE EAST SLOPES OF THE NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES...AND IN CENTRAL
OREGON FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH THE FOURTH OF JULY. THE RELATIVE
HUMIDITY VALUES IN THESE AREAS WILL BE DRY...AND EVEN WINDS IN
THE 10 TO 20 MPH RANGE MAY CAUSE RAPID FIRE SPREAD.

ORZ639-WAZ639-031715-
/O.UPG.KPDT.FW.A.0004.150703T1900Z-150705T0300Z/
/O.NEW.KPDT.FW.W.0005.150703T1900Z-150705T0300Z/
EAST SLOPES OF THE NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES-
EAST SLOPES OF THE SOUTHERN WASHINGTON CASCADES-
300 PM PDT THU JUL 2 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON FRIDAY TO 8 PM PDT
SATURDAY FOR FOR BREEZY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PENDLETON HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON FRIDAY TO 8 PM PDT
SATURDAY. THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* AFFECTED AREAS...WASHINGTON ZONE 639 EAST SLOPES OF THE SOUTHERN
  WASHINGTON CASCADES AND OREGON ZONE 639 EAST SLOPES OF THE
  NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES...MAINLY IN THE EASTERN COLUMBIA RIVER
  GORGE.

* TIMING...LOWEST RELATIVE HUMIDITY COMBINED WITH STRONGER WINDS
  EXPECTED TO OCCUR BETWEEN 1 PM AND 8 PM ON FRIDAY THROUGH
  SATURDAY.

* WIND...WEST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH IN THE EASTERN COLUMBIA RIVER
  GORGE AND WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH ELSEWHERE.

* HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 15 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.
  OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED. DO NOT RELEASE FIREWORKS
  NEAR AREAS OF DRY VEGETATION OR FLAMMABLE MATERIAL.

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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