Eastern Washington and North Idaho Watches and Warnings

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Today's and yesterday's warnings in reverse chronological order.


WWUS86 KOTX 280321
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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
821 PM PDT SAT AUG 27 2016


IDZ101-WAZ673-674-686-280430-
/O.CAN.KOTX.FW.W.0008.000000T0000Z-160828T0400Z/
NORTHERN AND CENTRAL IDAHO PANHANDLE (ZONE 101)-
EAST WASHINGTON NORTHERN COLUMBIA BASIN (ZONE 673)-
EAST WASHINGTON PALOUSE AND SPOKANE AREA (ZONE 674)-
EAST WASHINGTON NORTHEAST (ZONE 686)-
821 PM PDT SAT AUG 27 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IS CANCELLED FOR MOST OF EASTERN WASHINGTON AND NORTH IDAHO...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SPOKANE HAS CANCELLED THE RED FLAG WARNING.

WIND SPEEDS HAVE DECREASED AND RELATIVE HUMIDITIES HAVE RISEN. AS SUCH THE FIRE DANGER HAS GREATLY DIMINISHED. WINDS WILL REMAIN GUSTY THROUGH ABOUT 10 PM...ESPECIALLY ON THE WATERVILLE PLATEAU AND WENATCHEE AREA.

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WWUS86 KOTX 272115
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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
215 PM PDT SAT AUG 27 2016

...GUSTY WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY THROUGH EVENING...

A COLD FRONT PASSES THROUGH EASTERN WASHINGTON AND NORTH IDAHO THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. ITS GUSTY WINDS AND DRY WARM CONDITIONS WILL BRING THE POTENTIAL FOR RAPIDLY SPREADING WILDLAND FIRES.

IDZ101-WAZ673-674-686-280400- /O.CON.KOTX.FW.W.0008.000000T0000Z-160828T0400Z/ NORTHERN AND CENTRAL IDAHO PANHANDLE (ZONE 101)- EAST WASHINGTON NORTHERN COLUMBIA BASIN (ZONE 673)- EAST WASHINGTON PALOUSE AND SPOKANE AREA (ZONE 674)- EAST WASHINGTON NORTHEAST (ZONE 686)- 215 PM PDT SAT AUG 27 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR CENTRAL AND EASTERN COLUMBIA BASIN...PALOUSE...SPOKANE AREA...IDAHO PANHANDLE SOUTH OF SANDPOINT...AND NORTHEAST WASHINGTON SOUTH OF CHEWELAH.

* AFFECTED AREA: FIRE WEATHER ZONE 101 NORTHERN AND CENTRAL IDAHO PANHANDLE (ZONE 101)...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 686 EAST WASHINGTON NORTHEAST (ZONE 686).

* WINDS: SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITIES: 14 TO 28 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS: DRY...WARM AND BREEZY CONDITIONS WILL PROMOTE RAPID FIRE SPREAD WITH ANY NEW OR EXISTING 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 WILL CREATE EXTREME FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

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WWUS86 KOTX 271348
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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
648 AM PDT SAT AUG 27 2016

...GUSTY WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING...

A MOSTLY DRY COLD FRONT WILL PASS THROUGH EASTERN WASHINGTON AND NORTH IDAHO THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. WINDS WILL INCREASE LATE THIS MORNING AND PEAK DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING. WINDS WILL BE NOT AS STRONG AS THE PREVIOUS WIND EVENT...SUNDAY AUGUST 21...BUT THE COMBINATION OF GUSTY WINDS AND DRY WARM CONDITIONS WILL STILL RAISE CONCERNS FOR THE POTENTIAL FOR RAPIDLY SPREADING WILDLAND FIRES.

IDZ101-WAZ673-674-686-272300- /O.CON.KOTX.FW.W.0008.160827T2000Z-160828T0400Z/ NORTHERN AND CENTRAL IDAHO PANHANDLE (ZONE 101)- EAST WASHINGTON NORTHERN COLUMBIA BASIN (ZONE 673)- EAST WASHINGTON PALOUSE AND SPOKANE AREA (ZONE 674)- EAST WASHINGTON NORTHEAST (ZONE 686)- 648 AM PDT SAT AUG 27 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 9 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR CENTRAL AND EASTERN COLUMBIA BASIN...PALOUSE...SPOKANE AREA...IDAHO PANHANDLE MAINLY SOUTH OF SANDPOINT...AND NORTHEAST WASHINGTON MAINLY SOUTH OF CHEWELAH.

* AFFECTED AREA: FIRE WEATHER ZONE 101 CENTRAL IDAHO PANHANDLE (ZONE 101)...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 673 EAST WASHINGTON NORTHERN COLUMBIA BASIN (ZONE 673)...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 674 EAST WASHINGTON PALOUSE AND SPOKANE AREA (ZONE 674) AND SOUTHERN PORITON OF FIRE WEATHER ZONE 686 EAST WASHINGTON NORTHEAST (ZONE 686).

* WINDS: SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITIES: 14 TO 28 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS: DRY...WARM...AND BREEZY CONDITIONS WILL PROMOTE RAPID FIRE SPREAD WITH ANY NEW OR EXISTING 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 WILL CREATE EXTREME FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

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WWUS86 KOTX 271318
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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
618 AM PDT SAT AUG 27 2016

...GUSTY WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING...

A DECK OF MID AND HIGH LEVEL CLOUDS MADE FOR MILD EARLY MORNING TEMPERATURES WITH MODERATE TO POOR RECOVERIES. ASIDE FROM ISOLATED MOUNTAIN SHOWERS OR SPRINKLES NEAR THE CANADIAN BORDER TODAY...A MOSTLY DRY COLD FRONT WILL PASS THROUGH EASTERN WASHINGTON AND NORTH IDAHO THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. WINDS WILL INCREASE LATE THIS MORNING AND PEAK DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING. THE WINDS ARE NOT EXPECTED TO BE AS STRONG AS THE PREVIOUS WIND EVENT LAST SUNDAY...BUT THE COMBINATION OF GUSTY WINDS AND DRY WARM CONDITIONS WILL STILL WARRANT THE POTENTIAL FOR RAPIDLY SPREADING WILDLAND FIRES. IT WILL REMAIN COOL BUT DRY ON SUNDAY...FOLLOWED BY WARMING ON TUESDAY. COOL WEATHER WILL RETURN BY MID WEEK WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

IDZ101-WAZ673-674-686-272130- /O.CON.KOTX.FW.W.0008.160827T2000Z-160828T0400Z/ NORTHERN AND CENTRAL IDAHO PANHANDLE (ZONE 101)- EAST WASHINGTON NORTHERN COLUMBIA BASIN (ZONE 673)- EAST WASHINGTON PALOUSE AND SPOKANE AREA (ZONE 674)- EAST WASHINGTON NORTHEAST (ZONE 686)- 618 AM PDT SAT AUG 27 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 9 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR CENTRAL AND EASTERN COLUMBIA BASIN...PALOUSE...SPOKANE AREA...IDAHO PANHANDLE MAINLY SOUTH OF SANDPOINT...AND NORTHEAST WASHINGTON MAINLY SOUTH OF CHEWELAH.

* AFFECTED AREA: FIRE WEATHER ZONE 101 CENTRAL PORTION OF THE IDAHO PANHANDLE (ZONE 101)...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 673 EAST WASHINGTON NORTHERN COLUMBIA BASIN (ZONE 673)...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 674 EAST WASHINGTON PALOUSE AND SPOKANE AREA (ZONE 674) AND THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF FIRE WEATHER ZONE 686 EAST WASHINGTON NORTHEAST (ZONE 686).

* WINDS: SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITIES: 14 TO 28 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS: DRY...WARM...AND BREEZY CONDITIONS WILL PROMOTE RAPID FIRE SPREAD WITH ANY NEW OR EXISTING 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 WILL CREATE EXTREME FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

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WWUS86 KOTX 270557
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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
1057 PM PDT FRI AUG 26 2016

...GUSTY WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING...

A DRY COLD FRONT WILL PASS THROUGH EASTERN WASHINGTON AND NORTH IDAHO SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. WINDS WILL INCREASE LATE SATURDAY MORNING AND PEAK DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING. WINDS SATURDAY WILL BE NOT AS STRONG AS THE PREVIOUS WIND EVENT...SUNDAY AUGUST 21...BUT THE COMBINATION OF GUSTY WINDS AND DRY WARM CONDITIONS WILL STILL WARRANT THE POTENTIAL FOR RAPIDLY SPREADING WILDLAND FIRES.

IDZ101-WAZ673-674-686-271415- /O.CON.KOTX.FW.W.0008.160827T2000Z-160828T0400Z/ NORTHERN AND CENTRAL IDAHO PANHANDLE (ZONE 101)- EAST WASHINGTON NORTHERN COLUMBIA BASIN (ZONE 673)- EAST WASHINGTON PALOUSE AND SPOKANE AREA (ZONE 674)- EAST WASHINGTON NORTHEAST (ZONE 686)- 1057 PM PDT FRI AUG 26 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 9 PM PDT SATURDAY FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR CENTRAL AND EASTERN COLUMBIA BASIN...PALOUSE...SPOKANE AREA...IDAHO PANHANDLE MAINLY SOUTH OF SANDPOINT...AND NORTHEAST WASHINGTON MAINLY SOUTH OF CHEWELAH.

* AFFECTED AREA: FIRE WEATHER ZONE 101 NORTHERN AND CENTRAL IDAHO PANHANDLE (ZONE 101)...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 686 EAST WASHINGTON NORTHEAST (ZONE 686).

* WINDS: SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITIES: 15 TO 25 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS: DRY...WARM...AND BREEZY CONDITIONS WILL PROMOTE RAPID FIRE SPREAD WITH ANY NEW OR EXISTING 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 WILL CREATE EXTREME FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

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