Fire Weather Warning

WAZ676-677-682-180400-
/O.CON.KOTX.FW.W.0014.000000T0000Z-180818T0400Z/
East Washington South Central Cascade Valleys (Zone 676)-
East Washington Central Cascade Valleys (Zone 677)-
East Washington Central Cascade Mountains (Zone 682)-
501 PM PDT Fri Aug 17 2018

…RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PDT THIS EVENING
FOR GUSTY WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
676, 677, AND 682…

* Affected Area: Fire Weather Zone 676 East Washington South
Central Cascade Valleys (Zone 676)…Fire Weather Zone 677
East Washington Central Cascade Valleys (Zone 677) and Fire
Weather Zone 682 East Washington Central Cascade Mountains
(Zone 682).

* Winds: Northwest 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* Relative Humidities: 20 to 27 percent in the valleys and 27 to
40 percent over the higher terrain.

* Impacts: Breezy conditions and low relative humidities during
the late afternoon and the evening recovery period will
promote rapid fire spread of existing fires and any new fire
starts.

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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