Fire Weather Watch

WAZ673-677-012200-
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East Washington Northern Columbia Basin (Zone 673)-
East Washington Central Cascade Valleys (Zone 677)-
610 AM PDT Wed Aug 1 2018

…RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
9 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR THE
EAST WASHINGTON SOUTH CENTRAL CASCADE VALLEYS AND NORTHERN
COLUMBIA BASIN…
…FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR THE
EAST WASHINGTON SOUTH CENTRAL CASCADE VALLEYS AND NORTHERN
COLUMBIA BASIN…

* Affected Area: Fire Weather Zone 673 East Washington Northern
Columbia Basin (Zone 673) and Fire Weather Zone 677 East
Washington Central Cascade Valleys (Zone 677).

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

* Relative Humidities: 9 to 21 percent.

* Impacts: The combination of strong winds and low humidity will
lead to rapid spread of new or existing wildfires.

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 very warm temperatures
can contribute to extreme fire behavior.

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
Red Flag Warnings.

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