Fire Weather Warning

WAZ673-684-150300-
/O.CON.KOTX.FW.W.0005.180714T1700Z-180715T0300Z/
East Washington Northern Columbia Basin (Zone 673)-
East Washington Okanogan/Methow Valleys (Zone 684)-
611 AM PDT Sat Jul 14 2018

…RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO
8 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR THE
OKANOGAN VALLEY…WATERVILLE PLATEAU AND PORTIONS OF THE NORTHERN
COLUMBIA BASIN…

* Affected Area: Fire Weather Zone 673 East Washington Northern
Columbia Basin and Fire Weather Zone 684 East Washington
Okanogan Valley.

* Winds: North 12 to 22 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Winds
decreasing late in the afternoon.

* Relative Humidities: 8 to 15 percent.

* Impacts: Gusty winds and low relative humidity on dry fuels will
promote rapid fire spread. The strongest winds are expected to
occur from 10 am to 2 pm while the lowest relative humidity
values will occur in the afternoon.

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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