Eastern Washington and North Idaho Watches and Warnings

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WWUS86 KOTX 170339
RFWOTX

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Spokane WA
839 PM PDT Sun Jul 16 2017

WAZ677-170445-
/O.EXP.KOTX.FW.W.0008.000000T0000Z-170717T0400Z/
East Washington Central Cascade Valleys (Zone 677)-
839 PM PDT Sun Jul 16 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING WILL EXPIRE AT 9 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR EAST WASHINGTON CENTRAL CASCADE VALLEYS...

Relative humidity values have recovered above critical thresholds.

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WWUS86 KOTX 162102
RFWOTX

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Spokane WA
202 PM PDT Sun Jul 16 2017

WAZ677-170400-
/O.CON.KOTX.FW.W.0008.000000T0000Z-170717T0400Z/
East Washington Central Cascade Valleys (Zone 677)-
202 PM PDT Sun Jul 16 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR EAST WASHINGTON CENTRAL CASCADE VALLEYS...

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

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

* Relative Humidities: 12 to 23 percent.

* Impacts: Any ongoing or new fires will likely spread. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

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 161218
RFWOTX

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Spokane WA
518 AM PDT Sun Jul 16 2017


WAZ677-170000-
/O.NEW.KOTX.FW.W.0008.170716T2100Z-170717T0400Z/
East Washington Central Cascade Valleys (Zone 677)-
518 AM PDT Sun Jul 16 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 9 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR EAST WASHINGTON CENTRAL CASCADE VALLEYS...

The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued a Red Flag Warning for wind and low relative humidity...which is in effect from 2 PM this afternoon to 9 PM PDT this evening.

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

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

* Relative Humidities: 12 to 23 percent.

* Impacts: Any ongoing or new fires will likely spread. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

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 160543
RFWOTX

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Spokane WA
1043 PM PDT Sat Jul 15 2017

WAZ673-677-160645-
/O.EXP.KOTX.FW.W.0007.000000T0000Z-170716T0600Z/
East Washington Northern Columbia Basin (Zone 673)-
East Washington Central Cascade Valleys (Zone 677)-
1043 PM PDT Sat Jul 15 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING WILL EXPIRE AT 11 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FWZ673 AND 677...

Winds have decreased this evening, but will remain breezy from the west between 5 to 15 mph through the rest of tonight. Very dry air expected behind the cold front will result in poor to fair relative humidity recoveries overnight.

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WAZ684-160645- /O.EXP.KOTX.FW.W.0007.000000T0000Z-170716T0600Z/ East Washington Okanogan/Methow Valleys (Zone 684)- 1043 PM PDT Sat Jul 15 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING WILL EXPIRE AT 11 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FWZ684...

Winds have decreased this evening. Very dry air behind the cold front will result in poor to fair relative humidity recoveries overnight.

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WWUS86 KOTX 160048
RFWOTX

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Spokane WA
548 PM PDT Sat Jul 15 2017

...GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES LATE AFTERNOON AND EVENING FOR ZONE 677...684 AND WEST PORTION OF ZONE 673...

WAZ684-160600- /O.EXA.KOTX.FW.W.0007.000000T0000Z-170716T0600Z/ East Washington Okanogan/Methow Valleys (Zone 684)- 548 PM PDT Sat Jul 15 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FWZ684...

The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued a Red Flag Warning for wind and low relative humidity...which is in effect until 11 PM PDT this evening.

* Affected Area: Fire Weather Zone 684 East Washington Okanogan/Methow Valleys (Zone 684).

* Winds: South-southwest 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph up the Okanogan Valley late this afternoon then turning west- northwest after 2000 this evening. In the Methow Valley, northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

* Relative Humidities: 10 to 18 percent.

* Impacts: Any ongoing or new fires will likely spread. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

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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WAZ673-677-160600- /O.CON.KOTX.FW.W.0007.000000T0000Z-170716T0600Z/ East Washington Northern Columbia Basin (Zone 673)- East Washington Central Cascade Valleys (Zone 677)- 548 PM PDT Sat Jul 15 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FWZ677 AND 673...

* 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 to southwest 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* Relative Humidities: 10 to 19 percent.

* Impacts: Any ongoing or new fires will likely spread. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

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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