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Fire Weather Watch, Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 10:45 PM PDT on July 28, 2016


... Fire Weather Watch remains in effect from Saturday afternoon
through Saturday evening for wind and low relative humidity for
northern Columbia Basin and south/central Cascade valleys...

* affected area: fire weather zone 673 East Washington northern
Columbia Basin (zone 673)... fire weather zone 676 East
Washington south central Cascade valleys (zone 676) and fire
weather zone 677 East Washington central Cascade valleys (zone
677).

* Winds: west 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

* Relative humidities: 13 to 18 percent.

* Impacts: dry and breezy conditions will lead to the rapid
spread of any new fire starts.

* Communities: Wenatchee... Entiat... Vantage... George... Ephrata...
   Moses Lake... Douglas... Waterville... Wilbur... Othello...
Ritzville... Coulee City... Ellensburg... Yakima.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
red flag warnings.




359 PM PDT Thu Jul 28 2016

... Red flag warning in effect from 3 PM Friday to 9 PM PDT
Saturday for gusty winds and low humidity...

The National Weather Service in Pendleton has issued a red flag
warning... which is in effect from 3 PM Friday to 9 PM PDT
Saturday.

* Affected area... in Washington and Oregon... fire zone 639
covering most of Klickitat County and the eastern Columbia River
gorge. In Oregon... fire zone 610 covering the east slopes of the
northern Oregon Cascades.

* Timing... winds will increase late Friday afternoon and evening
and will be stronger on Saturday.

* Wind... west to northwest wind 10 to 20 mph late Friday and 15 to
25 mph on Saturday. The strongest winds will be through the
Columbia River gorge.

* Humidity... 12 to 20 percent.

* Impacts... any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
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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