Fire Weather Warning

WAZ673-676-677-310400-
/O.NEW.KOTX.FW.W.0010.170730T2200Z-170731T0400Z/
East Washington Northern Columbia Basin (Zone 673)-
East Washington South Central Cascade Valleys (Zone 676)-
East Washington Central Cascade Valleys (Zone 677)-
818 AM PDT Sun Jul 30 2017

…RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 9 PM
PDT THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR THE
CENTRAL CASCADE VALLEYS AND WESTERN REACHES OF THE COLUMBIA BASIN…

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.

* Affected Area: Fire Weather Zone 673 East Washington Northern
Columbia Basin (Zone 673)…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 to northwest 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.
In the Kittitas Valley…17 to 25 mph with gusts to 30 mph.

* Relative Humidities: 10 to 20 percent.

* Impacts: Windy conditions with low relative humidities will
promote rapid spread of new or existing fires. Outdoor burning
is highly discouraged.

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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