Eastern Washington and North Idaho Watches and Warnings

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WWUS86 KOTX 300205
RFWOTX

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
705 PM PDT SAT AUG 29 2015



WAZ673-674-677-684-686-687-300315-
/O.EXP.KOTX.FW.W.0020.000000T0000Z-150830T0200Z/
EAST WASHINGTON NORTHERN COLUMBIA BASIN (ZONE 673)-
EAST WASHINGTON PALOUSE AND SPOKANE AREA (ZONE 674)-
EAST WASHINGTON CENTRAL CASCADE VALLEYS (ZONE 677)-
EAST WASHINGTON OKANOGAN/METHOW VALLEYS (ZONE 684)-
EAST WASHINGTON NORTHEAST (ZONE 686)-
EAST WASHINGTON OKANOGAN HIGHLANDS (ZONE 687)-
705 PM PDT SAT AUG 29 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING WILL EXPIRE AT 7 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR WINDY CONDITIONS IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN WASHINGTON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SPOKANE HAS ENDED THE RED FLAG WARNING FOR WINDY CONDITIONS IN THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL IDAHO PANHANDLE.

LOCALLY BREEZY CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT...AND RIDGETOP WINDS WILL REMAIN GUSTY. WIDESPREAD WINDY CONDITIONS HAVE ENDED.

$$





WWUS76 KOTX 300157
NPWOTX

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
657 PM PDT SAT AUG 29 2015



WAZ034-035-044-300300-
/O.EXP.KOTX.WI.Y.0008.000000T0000Z-150830T0200Z/
MOSES LAKE AREA-UPPER COLUMBIA BASIN-WATERVILLE PLATEAU-
657 PM PDT SAT AUG 29 2015

...WIND ADVISORY WILL EXPIRE AT 7 PM PDT THIS EVENING...

GUSTY WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO DIMINISH THIS EVENING. LOCALLY, WINDS MAY GUST TO 30 MPH THIS EVENING CAUSING SOME PATCHY BLOWING DUST BUT ADVISORY LEVEL WINDS ARE NO LONGER EXPECTED.

$$

IDZ026-WAZ032-043-300300- /O.EXP.KOTX.WI.Y.0008.000000T0000Z-150830T0200Z/ LEWISTON AREA-LOWER GARFIELD AND ASOTIN COUNTIES-OKANOGAN VALLEY- 657 PM PDT SAT AUG 29 2015

...WIND ADVISORY WILL EXPIRE AT 7 PM PDT THIS EVENING...

GUSTY WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO DIMINISH THIS EVENING. LOCALLY, WINDS MAY GUST TO 35 MPH THIS EVENING CAUSING SOME PATCHY BLOWING DUST BUT WIDESPREAD ADVISORY LEVEL WINDS ARE NO LONGER EXPECTED.

$$

WAZ033-036-300300- /O.EXP.KOTX.WI.Y.0008.000000T0000Z-150830T0200Z/ WASHINGTON PALOUSE-SPOKANE AREA- 657 PM PDT SAT AUG 29 2015

...WIND ADVISORY WILL EXPIRE AT 7 PM PDT THIS EVENING...

GUSTY WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO DIMINISH THIS EVENING. LOCALLY, WINDS MAY GUST TO 30 MPH THIS EVENING CAUSING SOME PATCHY BLOWING DUST BUT ADVISORY LEVEL WINDS ARE NO LONGER EXPECTED.

$$


WWUS76 KOTX 292357
NPWOTX

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
457 PM PDT SAT AUG 29 2015

...WINDY CONDITIONS AND AREAS OF BLOWING DUST INTO THE EARLY EVENING...

WAZ034-035-044-300200- /O.CAN.KOTX.DS.W.0002.000000T0000Z-150830T0000Z/ /O.EXB.KOTX.WI.Y.0008.000000T0000Z-150830T0200Z/ MOSES LAKE AREA-UPPER COLUMBIA BASIN-WATERVILLE PLATEAU- 457 PM PDT SAT AUG 29 2015

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM PDT THIS EVENING...

...DUST STORM WARNING IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SPOKANE HAS DOWNGRADED THE DUST STORM WARNING TO A WIND ADVISORY. THE WIND ADVISORY WILL BE IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM PDT THIS EVENING.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* LOCATIONS...WATERVILLE PLATEAU...MOSES LAKE AREA...AND UPPER COLUMBIA BASIN.

* TIMING...WINDS WILL REMAIN GUSTY LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND THEN BEGIN TO SUBSIDE IN THE EVENING.

* IMPACTS...STRONG WINDS MAY RESULT IN IN TOPPLED TREES AND DOWNED POWER LINES. LIGHT WEIGHT OBJECTS WILL BE BLOWN AROUND IF NOT SECURED. AREAS OF BLOWING DUST WILL LOWER VISIBILITIES AND MAY CAUSE TRAFFIC SLOW DOWNS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

&&

$$

IDZ001>004-027-WAZ031-037-038-041-042-300100- /O.CAN.KOTX.WI.Y.0008.000000T0000Z-150830T0300Z/ NORTHERN PANHANDLE-COEUR D'ALENE AREA-IDAHO PALOUSE- CENTRAL PANHANDLE MOUNTAINS-LEWIS AND SOUTHERN NEZ PERCE COUNTIES- NORTHEAST BLUE MOUNTAINS-NORTHEAST MOUNTAINS-OKANOGAN HIGHLANDS- WENATCHEE AREA-EAST SLOPES NORTHERN CASCADES- 457 PM PDT SAT AUG 29 2015

...WIND ADVISORY IS CANCELLED...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SPOKANE HAS CANCELLED THE WIND ADVISORY. WINDS HAVE SUBSIDED ACROSS MUCH OF NORTH IDAHO AND NORTHEAST WASHINGTON. EXPECT WINDS OF 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH ON EXPOSED LOCATIONS THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING.

$$

IDZ026-WAZ032-043-300200- /O.EXT.KOTX.WI.Y.0008.000000T0000Z-150830T0200Z/ LEWISTON AREA-LOWER GARFIELD AND ASOTIN COUNTIES-OKANOGAN VALLEY- 457 PM PDT SAT AUG 29 2015

...WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM PDT THIS EVENING...

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* TIMING...WINDS WILL REMAIN GUSTY LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND THEN BEGIN TO SUBSIDE IN THE EVENING.

* IMPACTS...STRONG WINDS MAY RESULT IN IN TOPPLED TREES AND DOWNED POWER LINES. LIGHT WEIGHT OBJECTS WILL BE BLOWN AROUND IF NOT SECURED. AREAS OF BLOWING DUST WILL LOWER VISIBILITIES CAUSING TRAFFIC SLOW DOWNS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

&&

$$

WAZ033-036-300200- /O.EXT.KOTX.WI.Y.0008.000000T0000Z-150830T0200Z/ WASHINGTON PALOUSE-SPOKANE AREA- 457 PM PDT SAT AUG 29 2015

...WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM PDT THIS EVENING WEST OF SPOKANE AND PULLMAN...

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH...ESPECIALLY FOR THE WEST PLAINS AND THE WESTERN WASHINGTON PALOUSE. * LOCATIONS...REARDAN...CHENEY...SPANGLE...ST. JOHN...LACROSSE AND DUSTY.

* TIMING...WINDY CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND BEGIN TO SUBSIDE THIS EVENING

* IMPACTS...SMALL TREE LIMBS MAY BE BROKEN OFF AND POWER OUTAGES WILL BE POSSIBLE. LIGHT WEIGHT OBJECTS WILL BE BLOWN AROUND IF NOT SECURED. AREAS OF BLOWING DUST MAY LOWER VISIBILITIES ON ROADWAYS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

&&

$$





WWUS86 KOTX 292357
RFWOTX

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
457 PM PDT SAT AUG 29 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR WINDY CONDITIONS IN EASTERN WASHINGTON THROUGH 7 PM...

IDZ101-300100- /O.CAN.KOTX.FW.W.0020.000000T0000Z-150830T0200Z/ NORTHERN AND CENTRAL IDAHO PANHANDLE (ZONE 101)- 457 PM PDT SAT AUG 29 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IS CANCELLED FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL IDAHO PANHANDLE...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SPOKANE HAS CANCELLED THE RED FLAG WARNING FOR WINDY CONDITIONS IN THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL IDAHO PANHANDLE.

BANDS OF LIGHT RAIN HAVE DEVELOPED OVER THE IDAHO PANHANDLE. TEMPERATURES HAVE FALLEN INTO THE 60S AND HUMIDITY LEVELS HAVE CLIMBED THIS AFTERNOON. THE COOL AND MOIST CONDITIONS SHOULD LIMIT WILDFIRE ACTIVITY. HOWEVER...RIDGE TOP WINDS WILL REMAIN GUSTY THROUGH THE NIGHT ESPECIALLY OVER EXPOSED AREAS ABOVE 5000 FEET IN BONNER AND BOUNDARY COUNTIES.

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WAZ673-674-677-684-686-687-300200- /O.CON.KOTX.FW.W.0020.000000T0000Z-150830T0200Z/ EAST WASHINGTON NORTHERN COLUMBIA BASIN (ZONE 673)- EAST WASHINGTON PALOUSE AND SPOKANE AREA (ZONE 674)- EAST WASHINGTON CENTRAL CASCADE VALLEYS (ZONE 677)- EAST WASHINGTON OKANOGAN/METHOW VALLEYS (ZONE 684)- EAST WASHINGTON NORTHEAST (ZONE 686)- EAST WASHINGTON OKANOGAN HIGHLANDS (ZONE 687)- 457 PM PDT SAT AUG 29 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR WINDY CONDITIONS IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN WASHINGTON...

* 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)...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 677 EAST WASHINGTON CENTRAL CASCADE VALLEYS (ZONE 677)... FIRE WEATHER ZONE 684 EAST WASHINGTON OKANOGAN/METHOW VALLEYS (ZONE 684)...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 686 EAST WASHINGTON NORTHEAST (ZONE 686) AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 687 EAST WASHINGTON OKANOGAN HIGHLANDS (ZONE 687).

* WINDS: SOUTHWEST 12 TO 16 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH. MOUNTAIN RIDGE TOP GUSTS TO 40 MPH.

* TIMING: ELEVATIONS BELOW 4000 FEET WILL EXPERIENCE DECREASING WINDS BY 7 PM. HOWEVER...MOUNTAIN RIDGES IN NORTHEAST AND NORTH CENTRAL WASHINGTON MAY REMAIN GUSTY THROUGH THE NIGHT WITH GUST AS HIGH AS 40 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITIES: WILL IMPROVE CONSIDERABLY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

* IMPACTS: WINDY CONDITIONS THIS EVENING WILL MAKE FIRE FIGHTING EFFORTS VERY DIFFICULT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL DEVELOP TODAY. THE VERY STRONG WINDS COUPLED WITH THE LOWER RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL CREATE EXTREME FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

&&

$$


WWUS76 KOTX 292238
NPWOTX

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
338 PM PDT SAT AUG 29 2015

...STRONG COLD FRONT TO PRODUCE VERY WINDY CONDITIONS AND BLOWING DUST INTO THE EARLY EVENING...

WAZ034-035-044-300000- /O.CON.KOTX.DS.W.0002.000000T0000Z-150830T0000Z/ MOSES LAKE AREA-UPPER COLUMBIA BASIN-WATERVILLE PLATEAU- 338 PM PDT SAT AUG 29 2015

...DUST STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM PDT THIS AFTERNOON...

* VISIBILITIES...DOWN TO ONE QUARTER MILE AT TIMES. ISOLATED VISIBILITY TO NEAR ZERO WILL BE POSSIBLE.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.

* TIMING...WINDS WILL REMAIN GUSTY THIS AFTERNOON AND THEN SUBSIDE THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS...STRONG WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO RESULT IN WIDESPREAD BLOWING DUST. DECREASED VISIBILITY IS EXPECTED TO RESULT IN TREACHEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS. THIS WILL INCLUDE INTERSTATE 90 BETWEEN VANTAGE AND SPRAGUE...HIGHWAY 395 BETWEEN RITZVILLE AND SOUTH TOWARD THE TRI-CITIES...HIGHWAY 195 ON THE PALOUSE AND HIGHWAY 2 ACROSS THE UPPER COLUMBIA BASIN AND ON THE WATERVILLE PLATEAU. STRONG CROSS WINDS WILL ALSO RESULT IN TREACHEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. STRONGEST CROSS WINDS ARE EXPECTED ALONG INTERSTATE 90 AND ALONG HIGHWAY 2. TOPPLED TREES AND POWER LINE DAMAGE MAY ALSO BE POSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A DUST STORM WARNING MEANS SEVERELY LIMITED VISIBILITIES ARE EXPECTED WITH BLOWING DUST. TRAVEL COULD BECOME EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. PERSONS WITH RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS SHOULD MAKE PREPARATIONS TO STAY INDOORS UNTIL THE STORM PASSES.

&&

$$

WAZ041-042-300300- /O.CON.KOTX.WI.Y.0008.000000T0000Z-150830T0300Z/ WENATCHEE AREA-EAST SLOPES NORTHERN CASCADES- 338 PM PDT SAT AUG 29 2015

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING...

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS BETWEEN 35 TO 45 MPH IN THE VALLEYS....EXCEPT 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS BETWEEN 45 AND 55 MPH IN THE MOUNTAINS.

* TIMING...WINDS WILL REMAIN GUSTY THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON AND THEN BEGIN TO SUBSIDE IN THE EVENING.

* IMPACTS...STRONG WINDS MAY RESULT IN BROKEN TREE LIMBS AND DOWNED POWER LINES. LIGHT WEIGHT OBJECTS WILL BE BLOWN AROUND IF NOT SECURED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

&&

$$

IDZ001>004-026-027-WAZ031-032-037-038-043-300300- /O.CON.KOTX.WI.Y.0008.000000T0000Z-150830T0300Z/ NORTHERN PANHANDLE-COEUR D'ALENE AREA-IDAHO PALOUSE- CENTRAL PANHANDLE MOUNTAINS-LEWISTON AREA- LEWIS AND SOUTHERN NEZ PERCE COUNTIES-NORTHEAST BLUE MOUNTAINS- LOWER GARFIELD AND ASOTIN COUNTIES-NORTHEAST MOUNTAINS- OKANOGAN HIGHLANDS-OKANOGAN VALLEY- 338 PM PDT SAT AUG 29 2015

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING...

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS BETWEEN 40 TO 50 MPH. MOUNTAIN TOP WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO GUST TO BETWEEN 50 AND 60 MPH WITH ISOLATED GUSTS UP TO 65 MPH POSSIBLE.

* TIMING...WINDS WILL REMAIN GUSTY THIS AFTERNOON AND THEN BEGIN TO SUBSIDE IN THE EVENING.

* IMPACTS...STRONG WINDS MAY RESULT IN IN TOPPLED TREES AND DOWNED POWER LINES. LIGHT WEIGHT OBJECTS WILL BE BLOWN AROUND IF NOT SECURED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

&&

$$

WAZ033-036-300300- /O.CON.KOTX.WI.Y.0008.000000T0000Z-150830T0300Z/ WASHINGTON PALOUSE-SPOKANE AREA- 338 PM PDT SAT AUG 29 2015

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING...

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 25 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

* TIMING...WINDY CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON AND BEGIN TO SUBSIDE THIS EVENING

* IMPACTS...SMALL TREE LIMBS MAY BE BROKEN OFF AND POWER OUTAGES WILL BE POSSIBLE. LIGHT WEIGHT OBJECTS WILL BE BLOWN AROUND IF NOT SECURED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

&&

$$


WWUS86 KOTX 292224
RFWOTX

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
324 PM PDT SAT AUG 29 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR VERY WINDY CONDITIONS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES CONTINUE INTO EARLY EVENING...

IDZ101-WAZ673-674-677-684-686-687-300200- /O.CON.KOTX.FW.W.0020.000000T0000Z-150830T0200Z/ NORTHERN AND CENTRAL IDAHO PANHANDLE (ZONE 101)- EAST WASHINGTON NORTHERN COLUMBIA BASIN (ZONE 673)- EAST WASHINGTON PALOUSE AND SPOKANE AREA (ZONE 674)- EAST WASHINGTON CENTRAL CASCADE VALLEYS (ZONE 677)- EAST WASHINGTON OKANOGAN/METHOW VALLEYS (ZONE 684)- EAST WASHINGTON NORTHEAST (ZONE 686)- EAST WASHINGTON OKANOGAN HIGHLANDS (ZONE 687)- 324 PM PDT SAT AUG 29 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR NORTHERN WASHINGTON AND NORTH IDAHO...

* 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)... FIRE WEATHER ZONE 677 EAST WASHINGTON CENTRAL CASCADE VALLEYS (ZONE 677)... FIRE WEATHER ZONE 684 EAST WASHINGTON OKANOGAN/METHOW VALLEYS (ZONE 684)...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 686 EAST WASHINGTON NORTHEAST (ZONE 686) AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 687 EAST WASHINGTON OKANOGAN HIGHLANDS (ZONE 687).

* WINDS: SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH. THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL BE ACROSS THE COLUMBIA BASIN FOR THE NEXT FEW HOURS...BEFORE TAPERING OFF.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITIES: 18 TO 32 PERCENT IN THE VALLEYS. 30 TO 40 PERCENT IN THE MOUNTAINS.

* IMPACTS: VERY WINDY CONDITIONS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL RESULT IN RAPID GROWTH OF EXISTING FIRES OR ANY NEW IGNITIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL DEVELOP TODAY. THE VERY STRONG WINDS COUPLED WITH THE LOWER RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL CREATE EXTREME FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

&&

$$


WWUS76 KOTX 291659
NPWOTX

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
959 AM PDT SAT AUG 29 2015

...STRONG COLD FRONT TO PRODUCE VERY WINDY CONDITIONS AND BLOWING DUST TODAY...

A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL PRODUCE STRONG WINDS ACROSS THE REGION LATE THIS MORNING INTO THE EARLY EVENING HOURS. SOME WIND GUSTS MAY BE STRONG ENOUGH TO RESULT IN HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES AND CAUSE ISOLATED TREE DAMAGE AND POWER OUTAGES. THE WINDY CONDITIONS ARE ALSO EXPECTED TO PRODUCE AREAS OF BLOWING DUST WITH REDUCED VISIBILITY.

WAZ036-044-300100- /O.UPG.KOTX.HW.A.0001.000000T0000Z-150830T0300Z/ /O.EXA.KOTX.DS.W.0002.000000T0000Z-150830T0000Z/ SPOKANE AREA-WATERVILLE PLATEAU- 959 AM PDT SAT AUG 29 2015

...DUST STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM PDT THIS AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SPOKANE HAS ISSUED A DUST STORM WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM PDT THIS AFTERNOON. THE HIGH WIND WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* VISIBILITIES...DOWN TO ONE QUARTER MILE AT TIMES. ISOLATED VISIBILITY TO NEAR ZERO WILL BE POSSIBLE.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH.

* TIMING...WINDS WILL INCREASE THIS MORNING AND PEAK BY THE EARLY AFTERNOON HOURS. WORST VISIBILITY DUE TO THE BLOWING DUST IS EXPECTED TO OCCUR BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 1000 AM TO 300 PM TODAY.

* IMPACTS...STRONG WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO RESULT IN WIDESPREAD BLOWING DUST. DECREASED VISIBILITY IS EXPECTED TO RESULT IN TREACHEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS. THIS WILL INCLUDE INTERSTATE 90 BETWEEN SPRAGUE AND LIBERTY LAKE...HIGHWAY 2 BETWEEN SPOKANE AND DAVENPORT AND ON THE WATERVILLE PLATEAU...AND HIGHWAY 195 FROM SPOKANE DOWN TO THE PALOUSE. STRONG CROSS WINDS WILL ALSO RESULT IN DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. STRONGEST CROSS WINDS ARE EXPECTED ALONG HIGHWAY 2. TOPPLED TREES AND POWER LINE DAMAGE MAY ALSO BE POSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A DUST STORM WARNING MEANS SEVERELY LIMITED VISIBILITIES ARE EXPECTED WITH BLOWING DUST. TRAVEL COULD BECOME EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. PERSONS WITH RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS SHOULD MAKE PREPARATIONS TO STAY INDOORS UNTIL THE STORM PASSES.

&&

$$

WAZ033>035-300000- /O.CON.KOTX.DS.W.0002.000000T0000Z-150830T0000Z/ WASHINGTON PALOUSE-MOSES LAKE AREA-UPPER COLUMBIA BASIN- 959 AM PDT SAT AUG 29 2015

...DUST STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM PDT THIS AFTERNOON...

* VISIBILITIES...DOWN TO ONE QUARTER MILE AT TIMES. ISOLATED VISIBILITY TO NEAR ZERO WILL BE POSSIBLE.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH.

* TIMING...WINDS WILL INCREASE THIS MORNING AND PEAK BY THE EARLY AFTERNOON HOURS. WORST VISIBILITY DUE TO THE BLOWING DUST IS EXPECTED TO OCCUR BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 1000 AM TO 300 PM TODAY.

* IMPACTS...STRONG WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO RESULT IN WIDESPREAD BLOWING DUST. DECREASED VISIBILITY IS EXPECTED TO RESULT IN TREACHEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS. THIS WILL INCLUDE INTERSTATE 90 BETWEEN VANTAGE AND SPRAGUE...HIGHWAY 395 BETWEEN RITZVILLE AND SOUTH TOWARD THE TRI-CITIES...HIGHWAY 195 ON THE PALOUSE AND HIGHWAY 2 BETWEEN DAVENPORT TO COULEE CITY. STRONG CROSS WINDS WILL ALSO RESULT IN DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. STRONGEST CROSS WINDS ARE EXPECTED ALONG INTERSTATE 90. TOPPLED TREES AND POWER LINE DAMAGE MAY ALSO BE POSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A DUST STORM WARNING MEANS SEVERELY LIMITED VISIBILITIES ARE EXPECTED WITH BLOWING DUST. TRAVEL COULD BECOME EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. PERSONS WITH RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS SHOULD MAKE PREPARATIONS TO STAY INDOORS UNTIL THE STORM PASSES.

&&

$$

WAZ041-042-300100- /O.CON.KOTX.WI.Y.0008.000000T0000Z-150830T0300Z/ WENATCHEE AREA-EAST SLOPES NORTHERN CASCADES- 959 AM PDT SAT AUG 29 2015

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING...

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS BETWEEN 35 TO 45 MPH IN THE VALLEYS....EXCEPT 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS BETWEEN 45 AND 55 MPH IN THE MOUNTAINS.

* TIMING...WINDS WILL INCREASE THIS MORNING AND PEAK BY THE EARLY AFTERNOON HOURS. WINDS WILL RELAX LATE SATURDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS...STRONG WINDS MAY RESULT IN IN TOPPLED TREES AND DOWNED POWER LINES. LIGHT WEIGHT OBJECTS WILL BE BLOWN AROUND IF NOT SECURED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

&&

$$

IDZ001>004-026-027-WAZ031-032-037-038-043-300100- /O.CON.KOTX.WI.Y.0008.000000T0000Z-150830T0300Z/ NORTHERN PANHANDLE-COEUR D'ALENE AREA-IDAHO PALOUSE- CENTRAL PANHANDLE MOUNTAINS-LEWISTON AREA- LEWIS AND SOUTHERN NEZ PERCE COUNTIES-NORTHEAST BLUE MOUNTAINS- LOWER GARFIELD AND ASOTIN COUNTIES-NORTHEAST MOUNTAINS- OKANOGAN HIGHLANDS-OKANOGAN VALLEY- 959 AM PDT SAT AUG 29 2015

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING...

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS BETWEEN 40 TO 50 MPH. MOUNTAIN TOP WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO GUST TO BETWEEN 50 AND 60 MPH WITH ISOLATED GUSTS UP TO 65 MPH POSSIBLE.

* TIMING...WINDS WILL INCREASE THIS MORNING AND PEAK BY THE EARLY AFTERNOON HOURS. WINDS WILL RELAX LATE SATURDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS...STRONG WINDS MAY RESULT IN IN TOPPLED TREES AND DOWNED POWER LINES. LIGHT WEIGHT OBJECTS WILL BE BLOWN AROUND IF NOT SECURED. BLOWING DUST MAY ALSO REDUCE VISIBILITY TO DOWN TO 1 MILE AT TIMES...ESPECIALLY FOR AREAS AROUND THE COLUMBIA BASIN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

&&

$$


WWUS76 KOTX 291619
NPWOTX

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
919 AM PDT SAT AUG 29 2015

...STRONG COLD FRONT TO PRODUCE VERY WINDY CONDITIONS AND BLOWING DUST TODAY...

A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL PRODUCE STRONG WINDS ACROSS THE REGION LATE THIS MORNING INTO THE EARLY EVENING HOURS. SOME WIND GUSTS MAY BE STRONG ENOUGH TO RESULT IN HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES AND CAUSE ISOLATED TREE DAMAGE AND POWER OUTAGES. THE WINDY CONDITIONS ARE ALSO EXPECTED TO PRODUCE AREAS OF BLOWING DUST WITH REDUCED VISIBILITY.

WAZ033>035-300030- /O.UPG.KOTX.HW.A.0001.000000T0000Z-150830T0300Z/ /O.NEW.KOTX.DS.W.0002.150829T1619Z-150830T0000Z/ WASHINGTON PALOUSE-MOSES LAKE AREA-UPPER COLUMBIA BASIN- 919 AM PDT SAT AUG 29 2015

...DUST STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM PDT THIS AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SPOKANE HAS ISSUED A DUST STORM WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM PDT THIS AFTERNOON. THE HIGH WIND WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* VISIBILITIES...DOWN TO ONE QUARTER MILE AT TIMES. ISOLATED VISIBILITY TO NEAR ZERO WILL BE POSSIBLE.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH.

* TIMING...WINDS WILL INCREASE THIS MORNING AND PEAK BY THE EARLY AFTERNOON HOURS. WORST VISIBILITY DUE TO THE BLOWING DUST IS EXPECTED TO OCCUR BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 1000 AM TO 300 PM TODAY.

* IMPACTS...STRONG WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO RESULT IN WIDESPREAD BLOWING DUST. DECREASED VISIBILITY IS EXPECTED TO RESULT IN TREACHEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS. THIS WILL INCLUDE INTERSTATE 90 BETWEEN VANTAGE AND SPRAGUE...HIGHWAY 395 BETWEEN RITZVILLE AND SOUTH TOWARD THE TRI-CITIES AND HIGHWAY 195 ON THE PALOUSE. STRONG CROSS WINDS WILL ALSO RESULT IN DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS FRO HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. STRONGEST CROSS WINDS ARE EXPECTED ALONG INTERSTATE 90.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A DUST STORM WARNING MEANS SEVERELY LIMITED VISIBILITIES ARE EXPECTED WITH BLOWING DUST. TRAVEL COULD BECOME EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. PERSONS WITH RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS SHOULD MAKE PREPARATIONS TO STAY INDOORS UNTIL THE STORM PASSES.

&&

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WAZ041-042-300030- /O.CON.KOTX.WI.Y.0008.000000T0000Z-150830T0300Z/ WENATCHEE AREA-EAST SLOPES NORTHERN CASCADES- 919 AM PDT SAT AUG 29 2015

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING...

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS BETWEEN 35 TO 45 MPH IN THE VALLEYS....EXCEPT 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS BETWEEN 45 AND 55 MPH IN THE MOUNTAINS.

* TIMING...WINDS WILL INCREASE THIS MORNING AND PEAK BY THE EARLY AFTERNOON HOURS. WINDS WILL RELAX LATE SATURDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS...STRONG WINDS MAY RESULT IN IN TOPPLED TREES AND DOWNED POWER LINES. LIGHT WEIGHT OBJECTS WILL BE BLOWN AROUND IF NOT SECURED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

&&

$$

IDZ001>004-026-027-WAZ031-032-037-038-043-300030- /O.CON.KOTX.WI.Y.0008.000000T0000Z-150830T0300Z/ NORTHERN PANHANDLE-COEUR D'ALENE AREA-IDAHO PALOUSE- CENTRAL PANHANDLE MOUNTAINS-LEWISTON AREA- LEWIS AND SOUTHERN NEZ PERCE COUNTIES-NORTHEAST BLUE MOUNTAINS- LOWER GARFIELD AND ASOTIN COUNTIES-NORTHEAST MOUNTAINS- OKANOGAN HIGHLANDS-OKANOGAN VALLEY- 919 AM PDT SAT AUG 29 2015

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING...

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS BETWEEN 40 TO 50 MPH. MOUNTAIN TOP WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO GUST TO BETWEEN 50 AND 60 MPH WITH ISOLATED GUSTS UP TO 65 MPH POSSIBLE.

* TIMING...WINDS WILL INCREASE THIS MORNING AND PEAK BY THE EARLY AFTERNOON HOURS. WINDS WILL RELAX LATE SATURDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS...STRONG WINDS MAY RESULT IN IN TOPPLED TREES AND DOWNED POWER LINES. LIGHT WEIGHT OBJECTS WILL BE BLOWN AROUND IF NOT SECURED. BLOWING DUST MAY ALSO REDUCE VISIBILITY TO DOWN TO 1 MILE AT TIMES...ESPECIALLY FOR AREAS AROUND THE COLUMBIA BASIN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

&&

$$

WAZ036-044-300030- /O.CON.KOTX.HW.A.0001.000000T0000Z-150830T0300Z/ SPOKANE AREA-WATERVILLE PLATEAU- 919 AM PDT SAT AUG 29 2015

...HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING...

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS BETWEEN 50 AND 60 MPH.

* TIMING...WINDS WILL INCREASE THIS MORNING AND PEAK BY THE EARLY AFTERNOON HOURS. WINDS WILL RELAX LATE SATURDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS...HIGH WINDS MAY RESULT IN IN TOPPLED TREES AND DOWNED POWER LINES. STRONG CROSS WINDS WILL RESULT IN HAZARDOUS TRAVEL FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES...ESPECIALLY ALONG INTERSTATE 90 AND ALONG HIGHWAY 2. WINDS WILL ALSO PRODUCE BLOWING DUST ACROSS THE BASIN INTO THE SURROUNDING VALLEYS. BLOWING DUST MAY RESULT IN VISIBILITY REDUCED TO ONE QUARTER MILE AT TIMES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH WIND WATCH MEANS THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT. SUSTAINED WINDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH...OR GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR STRONGER MAY OCCUR. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

&&

$$


WWUS76 KOTX 291517
NPWOTX

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
817 AM PDT SAT AUG 29 2015

...STRONG COLD FRONT TO PRODUCE VERY WINDY CONDITIONS AND BLOWING DUST TODAY...

A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL PRODUCE STRONG WINDS ACROSS THE REGION LATE THIS MORNING INTO THE EARLY EVENING HOURS. SOME WIND GUSTS MAY BE STRONG ENOUGH TO RESULT IN HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES AND CAUSE ISOLATED TREE DAMAGE AND POWER OUTAGES. THE WINDY CONDITIONS ARE ALSO EXPECTED TO PRODUCE AREAS OF BLOWING DUST WITH REDUCED VISIBILITY.

IDZ001>004-026-027-WAZ031-032-037-038-043-292330- /O.UPG.KOTX.HW.A.0001.150829T1600Z-150830T0300Z/ /O.NEW.KOTX.WI.Y.0008.150829T1600Z-150830T0300Z/ NORTHERN PANHANDLE-COEUR D'ALENE AREA-IDAHO PALOUSE- CENTRAL PANHANDLE MOUNTAINS-LEWISTON AREA- LEWIS AND SOUTHERN NEZ PERCE COUNTIES-NORTHEAST BLUE MOUNTAINS- LOWER GARFIELD AND ASOTIN COUNTIES-NORTHEAST MOUNTAINS- OKANOGAN HIGHLANDS-OKANOGAN VALLEY- 817 AM PDT SAT AUG 29 2015

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SPOKANE HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING. THE HIGH WIND WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS BETWEEN 40 TO 50 MPH. MOUNTAIN TOP WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO GUST TO BETWEEN 50 AND 60 MPH WITH ISOLATED GUSTS UP TO 65 MPH POSSIBLE.

* TIMING...WINDS WILL INCREASE THIS MORNING AND PEAK BY THE EARLY AFTERNOON HOURS. WINDS WILL RELAX LATE SATURDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS...STRONG WINDS MAY RESULT IN IN TOPPLED TREES AND DOWNED POWER LINES. LIGHT WEIGHT OBJECTS WILL BE BLOWN AROUND IF NOT SECURED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

&&

$$

WAZ041-042-292330- /O.NEW.KOTX.WI.Y.0008.150829T1600Z-150830T0300Z/ WENATCHEE AREA-EAST SLOPES NORTHERN CASCADES- 817 AM PDT SAT AUG 29 2015

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SPOKANE HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS BETWEEN 35 TO 45 MPH IN THE VALLEYS....EXCEPT 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS BETWEEN 45 AND 55 MPH IN THE MOUNTAINS.

* TIMING...WINDS WILL INCREASE THIS MORNING AND PEAK BY THE EARLY AFTERNOON HOURS. WINDS WILL RELAX LATE SATURDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS...STRONG WINDS MAY RESULT IN IN TOPPLED TREES AND DOWNED POWER LINES. LIGHT WEIGHT OBJECTS WILL BE BLOWN AROUND IF NOT SECURED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

&&

$$

WAZ033>036-044-292330- /O.CON.KOTX.HW.A.0001.150829T1600Z-150830T0300Z/ WASHINGTON PALOUSE-MOSES LAKE AREA-UPPER COLUMBIA BASIN- SPOKANE AREA-WATERVILLE PLATEAU- 817 AM PDT SAT AUG 29 2015

...HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING...

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS BETWEEN 50 AND 60 MPH.

* TIMING...WINDS WILL INCREASE THIS MORNING AND PEAK BY THE EARLY AFTERNOON HOURS. WINDS WILL RELAX LATE SATURDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS...HIGH WINDS MAY RESULT IN IN TOPPLED TREES AND DOWNED POWER LINES. STRONG CROSS WINDS WILL RESULT IN HAZARDOUS TRAVEL FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES...ESPECIALLY ALONG INTERSTATE 90 AND ALONG HIGHWAY 2. WINDS WILL ALSO PRODUCE BLOWING DUST ACROSS THE BASIN INTO THE SURROUNDING VALLEYS. BLOWING DUST MAY RESULT IN VISIBILITY REDUCED TO ONE QUARTER MILE AT TIMES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH WIND WATCH MEANS THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT. SUSTAINED WINDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH...OR GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR STRONGER MAY OCCUR. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

&&

$$


WWUS86 KOTX 291309
RFWOTX

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
609 AM PDT SAT AUG 29 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR VERY WINDY CONDITIONS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES TODAY...

IDZ101-WAZ673-674-677-684-686-687-292230- /O.CON.KOTX.FW.W.0020.150829T1800Z-150830T0200Z/ NORTHERN AND CENTRAL IDAHO PANHANDLE (ZONE 101)- EAST WASHINGTON NORTHERN COLUMBIA BASIN (ZONE 673)- EAST WASHINGTON PALOUSE AND SPOKANE AREA (ZONE 674)- EAST WASHINGTON CENTRAL CASCADE VALLEYS (ZONE 677)- EAST WASHINGTON OKANOGAN/METHOW VALLEYS (ZONE 684)- EAST WASHINGTON NORTHEAST (ZONE 686)- EAST WASHINGTON OKANOGAN HIGHLANDS (ZONE 687)- 609 AM PDT SAT AUG 29 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR NORTHERN WASHINGTON AND NORTH IDAHO...

* 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)... FIRE WEATHER ZONE 677 EAST WASHINGTON CENTRAL CASCADE VALLEYS (ZONE 677)... FIRE WEATHER ZONE 684 EAST WASHINGTON OKANOGAN/METHOW VALLEYS (ZONE 684)...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 686 EAST WASHINGTON NORTHEAST (ZONE 686) AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 687 EAST WASHINGTON OKANOGAN HIGHLANDS (ZONE 687).

* WINDS: SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS 45 TO 60 MPH. GUSTS AS HIGH AS 65 MPH IN THE MOUNTAINS.

EXCEPT IN FIRE WEATHER ZONE 677 WINDS SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 35 TO 55 MPH. MOUNTAIN WAVE ACTIVITY IN THE LEE OF MISSION RIDGE COULD RESULT IN ISOLATED STRONGER GUSTS. STRONGEST SUSTAINED WINDS EXPECTED ALONG THE COLUMBIA RIVER BETWEEN ENTIAT...CHELAN AND PATEROS.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITIES: 20 TO 30 PERCENT IN THE VALLEYS. 30 TO 40 PERCENT IN THE MOUNTAINS.

* IMPACTS: VERY WINDY CONDITIONS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL RESULT IN RAPID GROWTH OF EXISTING FIRES OR ANY NEW IGNITIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL DEVELOP TODAY. THE VERY STRONG WINDS COUPLED WITH THE LOWER RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL CREATE EXTREME FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

&&

$$


WWUS86 KOTX 290545
RFWOTX

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
1045 PM PDT FRI AUG 28 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR VERY WINDY CONDITIONS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES SATURDAY...

IDZ101-WAZ673-674-677-684-686-687-291530- /O.CON.KOTX.FW.W.0020.150829T1800Z-150830T0200Z/ NORTHERN AND CENTRAL IDAHO PANHANDLE (ZONE 101)- EAST WASHINGTON NORTHERN COLUMBIA BASIN (ZONE 673)- EAST WASHINGTON PALOUSE AND SPOKANE AREA (ZONE 674)- EAST WASHINGTON CENTRAL CASCADE VALLEYS (ZONE 677)- EAST WASHINGTON OKANOGAN/METHOW VALLEYS (ZONE 684)- EAST WASHINGTON NORTHEAST (ZONE 686)- EAST WASHINGTON OKANOGAN HIGHLANDS (ZONE 687)- 1045 PM PDT FRI AUG 28 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 7 PM PDT SATURDAY FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR NORTHERN WASHINGTON AND NORTH IDAHO...

* 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)... FIRE WEATHER ZONE 677 EAST WASHINGTON CENTRAL CASCADE VALLEYS (ZONE 677)... FIRE WEATHER ZONE 684 EAST WASHINGTON OKANOGAN/METHOW VALLEYS (ZONE 684)...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 686 EAST WASHINGTON NORTHEAST (ZONE 686) AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 687 EAST WASHINGTON OKANOGAN HIGHLANDS (ZONE 687).

* WINDS: SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS 45 TO 60 MPH. GUSTS AS HIGH AS 65 MPH IN THE MOUNTAINS. EXCEPT IN FIRE WEATHER ZONE 677 WINDS SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 35 TO 55 MPH. MOUNTAIN WAVE ACTIVITY IN THE LEE OF MISSION RIDGE COULD RESULT IN ISOLATED STRONGER GUSTS. STRONGEST SUSTAINED WINDS EXPECTED ALONG THE COLUMBIA RIVER BETWEEN ENTIAT...CHELAN AND PATEROS.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITIES: 20 TO 30 PERCENT IN THE VALLEYS. 30 TO 40 PERCENT IN THE MOUNTAINS.

* IMPACTS: VERY WINDY CONDITIONS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL RESULT IN RAPID GROWTH ON EXISTING FIRES OR ANY NEW IGNITIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL DEVELOP BY SATURDAY. THE VERY STRONG WINDS COUPLED WITH THE LOWER RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL CREATE EXTREME FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

&&

$$