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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BOISE ID
1146 PM MDT MON AUG 3 2015

ORZ637-040800-
/O.EXT.KBOI.FW.W.0005.000000T0000Z-150804T0800Z/
VALE BLM-
1146 PM MDT MON AUG 3 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM MDT TUESDAY FOR
LIGHTNING FOR VALE BLM...WHICH IS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 637...

* THUNDERSTORMS...AN AREA OF THUNDERSTORMS WILL TRACK THROUGH VALE
  BLM THROUGH 2 AM MDT.

* OUTFLOW WINDS...GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH ARE POSSIBLE WITH THESE
  STORMS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY.

&&

$$


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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
959 PM PDT MON AUG 3 2015

...GUSTY WINDS WITH LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AGAIN TUESDAY AND
WEDNESDAY DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING...

.EXPECT WINDS TO BECOME GUSTY ACROSS MUCH OF EASTERN WASHINGTON
THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. THE STRONGEST GUSTS WILL BE IN THE
AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING HOURS. THESE GUSTY WEST WINDS WILL
COMBINE WITH LOW HUMIDITY TO PRODUCE A POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS FIRE
WEATHER ENVIRONMENT.

WAZ673-674-676-677-041400-
/O.CON.KOTX.FW.W.0013.000000T0000Z-150806T0400Z/
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)-
959 PM PDT MON AUG 3 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PDT WEDNESDAY
FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FWZ 677 (CENTRAL CASCADE
VALLEYS)...

* AFFECTED AREA: FIRE WEATHER ZONE 673 EAST WASHINGTON NORTHERN
  COLUMBIA BASIN (ZONE 673)...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 674 EAST
  WASHINGTON PALOUSE (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 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITIES: 12 TO 20 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS: RAPID FIRE SPREAD IS POSSIBLE WITH ANY NEW OR ONGOING
  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.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PENDLETON OR
834 PM PDT MON AUG 3 2015

.A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL MOVE ACROSS THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
TODAY AND WILL REMAIN OVER WASHINGTON AND OREGON ON TUESDAY. THIS
WILL BRING AN INCREASE IN WESTERLY WINDS COMBINED WITH LOW
HUMIDITY. THE INCREASED WINDS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TUESDAY
EVENING. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS EXPECTED OVER SOUTHERN AND
CENTRAL OREGON THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

ORZ639-641-WAZ639-641-675-041700-
/O.CON.KPDT.FW.W.0012.000000T0000Z-150805T0400Z/
EAST SLOPES OF THE NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES-
LOWER COLUMBIA BASIN OF OREGON-
EAST SLOPES OF THE SOUTHERN WASHINGTON CASCADES-
LOWER COLUMBIA BASIN OF WASHINGTON-
EASTERN WASHINGTON SOUTHERN COLUMBIA BASIN-
834 PM PDT MON AUG 3 2015

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

* AFFECTED AREA...WASHINGTON AND OREGON FIRE ZONES 639 AND641
  AND WASHINGTON ZONE 675 WHICH INCLUDES THE EAST SLOPES OF THE
  SOUTHERN WASHINGTON AND NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES...THE LOWER
  COLUMBIA BASIN...THE YAKIMA VALLEY...AND THE HANFORD DISTRICT.

* TIMING...STRONGEST WINDS WILL OCCUR BETWEEN 2 PM AND 8 PM.

* WIND...WEST TO NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH.
  IN THE EASTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE...WEST TO NORTHWEST 15 TO
  25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...15-25 PERCENT THIS AFTERNOON. 10-22 PERCENT
  TUESDAY.

* 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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