Fire Weather Warning
Thursday will Start Off Rather Dry with Poor Overnight
Recoveries in the Higher Terrain of the Cascades. a Dry Cold
Front will Approach the Region Thursday Afternoon and Move
Through During the Evening Hours. winds will Pick Up Slowly
Throughout the Morning Hours then Become Gusty from the West
During the Afternoon and Evening. Afternoon Humidity Values Will
Dry Out in the Teens to Twenties then Moisten Into the Evening
Hours, Especially near the Cascades.
The National Weather Service in Spokane has Issued a Red Flag
Warning for Wind and Low Relative Humidity, Which is in Effect
from 2pm to 8pm PDT Thursday. The Fire Weather watch is No
Longer in Effect.
* 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 676 East washington South Central Cascade Valleys (zone
676), Fire Weather Zone 677 East washington Central Cascade
Valleys (zone 677) and Fire Weather Zone 682 East washington
Central Cascade Mountains (zone 682).
* winds: West 10 to 20 MPH with Gusts Up to 35 MPH.
* Relative Humidities: 11 to 26 Percent.
* Impacts: Strong Sustained winds and Low Relative Humidities
will Promote Rapid Fire Spread of Existing Fires and Any New
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.