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WWUS86 KOTX 190259
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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Spokane WA
759 PM PDT Thu Jul 18 2019


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East Washington Northern Columbia Basin (Zone 673)-
East Washington Palouse and Spokane Area (Zone 674)-
East Washington Central Cascade Valleys (Zone 677)-
759 PM PDT Thu Jul 18 2019

...RED FLAG WARNING WILL EXPIRE AT 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 674 AND 677...

Winds will continue to decline this evening, while temperatures cool and relatively humidity values rise. Thus the warning will be allowed to expire.

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WWUS86 KOTX 182047
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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Spokane WA
147 PM PDT Thu Jul 18 2019

...DRY WITH GUSTY WINDS TODAY...

Gusty winds will persist through this evening. Humidity levels levels will continue dry out into the teens and twenties. The combination of gusty winds and low relative humidity will bring critical fire weather conditions.

WAZ673-674-677-190300- /O.CON.KOTX.FW.W.0003.190718T2100Z-190719T0300Z/ East Washington Northern Columbia Basin (Zone 673)- East Washington Palouse and Spokane Area (Zone 674)- East Washington Central Cascade Valleys (Zone 677)- 147 PM PDT Thu Jul 18 2019

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 674 AND 677...

* 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) and Fire Weather Zone 677 East Washington Central Cascade Valleys (Zone 677).

* Winds: West 15 to 20 mph with gusts 30 to 35 mph. Local wind gusts to 45 mph on the Waterville Plateau...Wenatchee and Entiat Areas.

* Relative Humidities: 16 to 25 percent.

* Impacts: Gusty winds and low relative humidities will promote rapid fire spread of existing fires and any 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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WWUS86 KOTX 181321
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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Spokane WA
621 AM PDT Thu Jul 18 2019

...DRY AND GUSTY WINDS TODAY...

Gusty winds will persist through this evening. Conditions will rapidly dry out, with afternoon humidities dropping into the teens and twenties. The combination of gusty winds and low relative humidity will bring critical fire weather conditions.

WAZ674-677-182300- /O.EXA.KOTX.FW.W.0003.190718T2100Z-190719T0300Z/ East Washington Palouse and Spokane Area (Zone 674)- East Washington Central Cascade Valleys (Zone 677)- 621 AM PDT Thu Jul 18 2019

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 674 AND 677...

The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued a Red Flag Warning for winds and low relative humidity, which is in effect from 2 PM this afternoon to 8 PM PDT this evening.

* Affected Area: Fire Weather Zone 674 East Washington Palouse and Spokane Area (Zone 674) and Fire Weather Zone 677 East Washington Central Cascade Valleys (Zone 677).

* Winds: West 15 to 20 mph with gusts 30 to 35 mph. Local winds around the Wenatchee and Entiat areas northwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts 40 to 45 mph.

* Relative Humidities: 16 to 25 percent.

* Impacts: Gusty winds and low relative humidities will promote rapid fire spread of existing fires and any 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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WAZ673-182300- /O.CON.KOTX.FW.W.0003.190718T2100Z-190719T0300Z/ East Washington Northern Columbia Basin (Zone 673)- 621 AM PDT Thu Jul 18 2019

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR THE NORTHERN COLUMBIA BASIN...

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

* Winds: West 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. Locally west winds 25 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

* Relative Humidities: 17 to 24 percent.

* Impacts: Gusty winds and low relative humidities will promote rapid fire spread of existing fires and any 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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WWUS86 KOTX 180458
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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Spokane WA
958 PM PDT Wed Jul 17 2019

...DRY AND GUSTY WINDS THURSDAY...

Gusty winds will persist through Thursday. Wind gusts of 25 to 35 mph will be possible. Conditions will also rapidly dry out on Thursday, with afternoon humidities dropping into the teens and twenties. The combination of gusty winds and low relative humidity will likely bring critical fire weather conditions.

WAZ673-181900- /O.CON.KOTX.FW.W.0003.190718T2100Z-190719T0300Z/ East Washington Northern Columbia Basin (Zone 673)- 958 PM PDT Wed Jul 17 2019

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM TO 8 PM PDT THURSDAY FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 673...

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

* Winds: West 10 to 20 mph with gusts of 25 to 35 mph.

* Relative Humidities: 17 to 25 percent.

* Impacts: Gusty winds and low relative humidities will promote rapid fire spread of existing fires and any 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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