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Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 1:53 PM PDT on July 31, 2014

Expires 2:00 AM EDT on August 03, 2014


... Red flag warning remains in effect until 11 PM PDT Saturday
for thunderstorms producing abundant lightning across fire
weather zones or643... or645... wa643 and wa645...

A red flag warning remains in effect until 11 PM PDT Saturday.

* Affected area... in orz643... fire weather zone 643 northern
Blue Mountains of Oregon. In orz645... fire weather zone 645
Wallowa district. In waz643... fire weather zone 643 Blue
Mountains of Washington. In waz645... fire weather zone 645
Asotin County.

* Timing... scattered thunderstorms will develop this afternoon
and evening and each afternoon and evening through Saturday.

* Thunderstorms... some of the thunderstorms could produce
erratic winds with gusts to 40 mph and pea to Marble size
hail.

* Precipitation... there will be a mix of wet and dry
thunderstorms with anywhere from a few hundredths of an inch
to over one quarter inch of rain possible.

* Lightning activity level... 3 to locally 4 through Saturday.

* Impacts... frequent lightning and critically dry fuels may
result in numerous 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.





Record Report

Statement as of 1:00 AM PDT on July 31, 2014


... Record temperatures recorded across the region...

A record high temperature of 103 degrees was tied at Wenatchee WA
pangborn field today. This ties the old record of 103 set in 2003.

The low temperature at Wenatchee Airport in the past 24 hours was 73
degrees. This sets the record for the warmest low temperature for
this date. The previous record of 71 degrees was set in 1998.
Records have been kept at this site since 1959.

A record high temperature of 104 degrees was tied at Omak Airport
today. The previous occurrence of 105 was in 2003.

The high temperature at Mullan Pass in the past 24 hours
was 81 degrees. This sets the record for the highest temperature
for this date. The previous record of 77 degrees was set in 2005.

The low temperature at Mullan Pass in the past 24 hours
was 67 degrees. This sets the record for the warmest low temperature
for this date. The previous record of 61 degrees was set in 2005.
Records have been kept at this site since 1938.

The low temperature at Spokane Airport in the past 24 hours was 68
degrees. This ties the record for the warmest low temperature for
this date. The previous record of 68 degrees was set in 1930.
Records have been kept at this site site since 1881.

The high temperature at Colville in the past 24 hours ending at 600
PM was 104 degrees. This sets the record for the highest temperature
for this period. The previous record of 103 degrees was set in 1929.
Records have been kept at this site since 1899.

The high temperature at Lind in the past 24 hours ending at 430 PM
was 103 degrees. This ties the record for the highest temperature
for this period. The previous record of 103 degrees was set in 1971.
Records have been kept at this site since 1931.


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