Fire Weather Warning

WAZ673-674-686-687-071200-
/O.CON.KOTX.FW.W.0002.000000T0000Z-180707T1200Z/
East Washington Northern Columbia Basin (Zone 673)-
East Washington Palouse and Spokane Area (Zone 674)-
East Washington Northeast (Zone 686)-
East Washington Okanogan Highlands (Zone 687)-
1024 PM PDT Fri Jul 6 2018

…RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM PDT SATURDAY FOR
EXCESSIVE LIGHTNING FOR MOST OF THE COLUMBIA BASIN AND NORTHEAST
WASHINGTON…

* Affected Area: Fire Weather Zone 673 East Washington Northern
Columbia Basin (Zone 673)…Fire Weather Zone 674 East
Washington Palouse and Spokane Area (Zone 674)…Fire Weather
Zone 686 East Washington Northeast (Zone 686) and Fire Weather
Zone 687 East Washington Okanogan Highlands (Zone 687).

* Winds: Southwest 5 to 15 mph.

* Relative Humidities: 20 to 36 percent relative humidity minimums
of this afternoon are increasing.

* Thunderstorms: Isolated thunderstorms with little rain fall will
move through the eastern basin and northeast Washington
mountains.

* Outflow winds: Wind gusts to 40 mph are possible with some of
these storms tonight.

* Impacts: Breezy and gusty winds on dry fine fuels will promote
rapid fire spread. In addition lightning from overnight
thunderstorms will promote 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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