Fire Weather Warning

WAZ673-101200-
/O.CON.KOTX.FW.W.0003.180710T0500Z-180710T1200Z/
East Washington Northern Columbia Basin (Zone 673)-
958 PM PDT Mon Jul 9 2018

…RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM PDT TUESDAY FOR
THUNDERSTORMS FOR THE SPOKANE AREA AND PALOUSE…

* Affected Area: Fire Weather Zone 673 East Washington Northern
Columbia Basin (Zone 673).

* Thunderstorms: Storms will develop near Moses Lake toward
midnight, moving north and east overnight.

* Outflow Winds: Wind gusts to 50 mph are possible with these
storms.

* Impacts: Lightning strikes over the dry fuels have the
potential to start new wild 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 can
contribute to ignition and extreme fire behavior.

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