Fire Weather Warning
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
* Impacts: Lightning strikes over the dry fuels have the
potential to start new wild fires.
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.