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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MISSOULA MT
530 AM MDT SAT JUL 4 2015

MTZ104-050300-
/O.CON.KMSO.FW.W.0001.150704T1200Z-150705T0300Z/
KOOTENAI-
530 AM MDT SAT JUL 4 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING
FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES ACROSS THE KOOTENAI...

A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING.

* WINDS: SUSTAINED WESTERLY WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO
  35 MPH.

* OUR GREATEST CONCERN WILL BE THE KOOTENAI FOREST/STILLWATER
  STATE FOREST/REXFORD DISTRICT AND ALL LOCATIONS EAST OF THESE.
  THIS IS WHERE THE COMBINATION OF EXTREMELY DRY FUELS..STRONGEST
  WINDS...AND LOWEST RHS ARE EXPECTED.

* MINIMUM HUMIDITIES: LOW TEENS

* TIMING: WINDS WILL BEGIN TO INCREASE AROUND SUNRISE...BECOMING
  GUSTY BY EARLY AFTERNOON. A DRAMATIC WIND SHIFT FROM WESTERLY TO
  EASTERLY WILL OCCUR BY THE LATE AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS.

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 EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MISSOULA MT
530 AM MDT SAT JUL 4 2015

MTZ105-107-108-050300-
/O.CON.KMSO.FW.W.0001.150704T1200Z-150705T0300Z/
FLATHEAD/GLACIER PARK-SALISH AND KOOTENAI RESERVATION-EAST LOLO-
530 AM MDT SAT JUL 4 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING
FOR THE FLATHEAD/GLACIER PARK...SALISH AND KOOTENAI RESERVATION...
EAST LOLO...

A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING.

* WINDS: SUSTAINED WESTERLY WINDS OF 15 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40
  MPH POSSIBLE, PARTICULARLY OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN AND IN
  VALLEYS ALLIGNED WITH THE WIND DIRECTION.

* MINIMUM HUMIDITIES: TEENS

* TIMING: WINDS WILL BEGIN TO INCREASE ACROSS NORTHWEST MONTANA
  AROUND SUNRISE...SPREADING THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF WEST
  CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST MONTANA BY EARLY AFTERNOON.

* A DRAMATIC WIND SHIFT FROM WESTERLY TO EASTERLY WINDS WILL OCCUR
  BY THE LATE AFTERNOON ACROSS THE GLACIER PARK AREA...AND BY THIS
  EVENING ACROSS MUCH OF WEST CENTRAL MONTANA.

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 EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KOTX
403 AM PDT SAT JUL 4 2015

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

.GUSTY WINDS WILL COMBINE WITH A DRY AIR MASS TO PRODUCE A
POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS WILDFIRE ENVIRONMENT TODAY. WINDS WILL
BE CHANNELED DOWN THE OKANOGAN VALLEY AND ACROSS THE WATERVILLE
PLATEAU INTO THE WESTERN COLUMBIA BASIN AS A FRONTAL PASSAGE MOVES
THROUGH.

WAZ673-684-687-050500-
/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)-
403 AM PDT SAT JUL 4 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 10 PM
PDT THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR OKANOGAN
VALLEY AND HIGHLANDS...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: NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITIES: 4 TO 10 PERCENT IN THE VALLEYS AND 10 TO
  15 PERCENT OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN.

* 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 SAN JUAN PR
414 AM AST SAT JUL 4 2015

...WINDS AND RELATIVE HUMIDITY ARE EXPECTED TO EXCEED CRITICAL
VALUES TODAY...

.DRIER AIR BEHIND A WEAK TROPICAL WAVE PASSAGE IS EXPECTED TO
LOWER RELATIVE HUMIDITIES ON THE SOUTH COAST BELOW CRITICAL VALUES
TODAY. IN ADDITION A MODERATE WIND SURGE BEHIND THE WAVE WILL
CAUSE STRONGER THAN USUAL WINDS WITH SUSTAINED WINDS ABOVE 18 MPH
ALONG THE SOUTH COAST AND SOME GUSTS OF AT LEAST 30 MPH. IN
ADDITION FUEL MOISTURES ARE AT OR NEAR CRITICAL VALUES. WE ALSO
NOTE THAT SOME AREAS IN THE WARNED AREA HAVE NOT HAD RAINFALL FOR
MORE THAN 7 DAYS.

PRZ014-042200-
/O.NEW.TJSJ.FW.W.0015.150704T1400Z-150704T2200Z/
SOUTH COASTAL PLAINS AND MONA ISLAND-
414 AM AST SAT JUL 4 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM AST
THIS EVENING FOR LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND STRONG WINDS FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONE 014...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN JUAN HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM AST
THIS EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 014.

* WIND...WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS OF AT LEAST 30 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...MINIMUM VALUES 35 TO 45 PERCENT.

* THUNDERSTORMS...NOT EXPECTED.

* HIGHEST THREAT...IS LOCATED NEAR CAMP SANTIAGO AND CABO ROJO.

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

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 EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

&&

$$

SNELL

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PENDLETON OR
249 PM PDT FRI JUL 3 2015

...VERY DRY CONDITIONS WITH BREEZY CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...

.BREEZY WINDS WILL CONTINUE IN THE EASTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE
THROUGH THE EVENING. OTHER AREAS UNDER THE WARNING WILL OBSERVE
INCREASING WINDS LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING AROUND 10 TO 20
MPH. ALTHOUGH WINDS WILL DIMINISH OVERNIGHT...WINDS WILL INCREASE
AGAIN ON INDEPENDENCE DAY. THE RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES IN THESE
AREAS WILL BE VERY LOW...AND EVEN WINDS IN THE 10 TO 20 MPH RANGE
MAY CAUSE RAPID FIRE SPREAD.

ORZ639-WAZ639-041715-
/O.CON.KPDT.FW.W.0005.000000T0000Z-150705T0300Z/
EAST SLOPES OF THE NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES-
EAST SLOPES OF THE SOUTHERN WASHINGTON CASCADES-
249 PM PDT FRI JUL 3 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PDT SATURDAY FOR
FOR BREEZY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...

* 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 TODAY AND AGAIN ON
  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.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PENDLETON OR
249 PM PDT FRI JUL 3 2015

...VERY DRY CONDITIONS WITH BREEZY CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...

.BREEZY WINDS WILL CONTINUE IN THE EASTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE
THROUGH THE EVENING. OTHER AREAS UNDER THE WARNING WILL OBSERVE
INCREASING WINDS LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING AROUND 10 TO 20
MPH. ALTHOUGH WINDS WILL DIMINISH OVERNIGHT...WINDS WILL INCREASE
AGAIN ON INDEPENDENCE DAY. THE RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES IN THESE
AREAS WILL BE VERY LOW...AND EVEN WINDS IN THE 10 TO 20 MPH RANGE
MAY CAUSE RAPID FIRE SPREAD.

ORZ610-640-641-041715-
/O.CON.KPDT.FW.W.0005.150703T2200Z-150705T0300Z/
EAST SLOPES OF CENTRAL OREGON CASCADES-
CENTRAL MOUNTAINS OF OREGON-LOWER COLUMBIA BASIN OF OREGON-
249 PM PDT FRI JUL 3 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PDT SATURDAY FOR
WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...

* 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 TODAY AND AGAIN ON
  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
249 PM PDT FRI JUL 3 2015

...VERY DRY CONDITIONS WITH BREEZY CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...

.BREEZY WINDS WILL CONTINUE IN THE EASTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE
THROUGH THE EVENING. OTHER AREAS UNDER THE WARNING WILL OBSERVE
INCREASING WINDS LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING AROUND 10 TO 20
MPH. ALTHOUGH WINDS WILL DIMINISH OVERNIGHT...WINDS WILL INCREASE
AGAIN ON INDEPENDENCE DAY. THE RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES IN THESE
AREAS WILL BE VERY LOW...AND EVEN WINDS IN THE 10 TO 20 MPH RANGE
MAY CAUSE RAPID FIRE SPREAD.

WAZ675-041715-
/O.CON.KPDT.FW.W.0005.150703T2200Z-150705T1600Z/
EASTERN WASHINGTON SOUTHERN COLUMBIA BASIN-
249 PM PDT FRI JUL 3 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM PDT SUNDAY FOR
WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...

* 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 TODAY 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 TODAY THROUGH
  SATURDAY. NORTH WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH GUSTING TO 30 MPH SATURDAY
  NIGHT.

* 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.

&&

$$

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