Spokane Area Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 2:25 PM PDT Jul. 16, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning in effect from 4 PM Tuesday to 10 PM PDT
Wednesday for wind and low relative humidity for central
Washington Cascade valleys and the western Columbia Basin...

The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued a red flag
warning for wind and low relative humidity, which is in effect
from 4 PM Tuesday to 10 PM PDT Wednesday.

* Affected area: fire weather zone 673 East Washington northern
Columbia Basin and fire weather zone 677 East Washington central
Cascade valleys.

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

* Relative humidities: 8 to 20 percent.

* Impacts: gusty winds and low relative humidity on dry fuels will
promote rapid fire spread.

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.