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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PENDLETON OR
249 PM PDT FRI JUL 3 2015

...VERY DRY CONDITIONS WITH BREEZY CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...

.BREEZY WINDS WILL CONTINUE IN THE EASTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE
THROUGH THE EVENING. OTHER AREAS UNDER THE WARNING WILL OBSERVE
INCREASING WINDS LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING AROUND 10 TO 20
MPH. ALTHOUGH WINDS WILL DIMINISH OVERNIGHT...WINDS WILL INCREASE
AGAIN ON INDEPENDENCE DAY. THE RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES IN THESE
AREAS WILL BE VERY LOW...AND EVEN WINDS IN THE 10 TO 20 MPH RANGE
MAY CAUSE RAPID FIRE SPREAD.

ORZ610-640-641-041715-
/O.CON.KPDT.FW.W.0005.150703T2200Z-150705T0300Z/
EAST SLOPES OF CENTRAL OREGON CASCADES-
CENTRAL MOUNTAINS OF OREGON-LOWER COLUMBIA BASIN OF OREGON-
249 PM PDT FRI JUL 3 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PDT SATURDAY FOR
WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...

* AFFECTED AREAS: FIRE WEATHER ZONE OR610 EAST SLOPES OF THE
  CENTRAL OREGON CASCADES...FIRE WEATHER ZONE OR640 CENTRAL
  MOUNTAINS OF OREGON...AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 641 LOWER COLUMBIA
  BASIN OF OREGON WEST OF LEXINGTON AND UMATILLA.

* TIMING...LOWEST RELATIVE HUMIDITY COMBINED WITH STRONGER WINDS
  EXPECTED TO OCCUR BETWEEN 3 PM AND 8 PM TODAY AND AGAIN ON
  SATURDAY.

* WIND...WEST TO NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...8 TO 15 PERCENT

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.
  OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED. DO NOT RELEASE FIREWORKS
  NEAR AREAS OF DRY VEGETATION OR FLAMMABLE MATERIAL.

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PENDLETON OR
249 PM PDT FRI JUL 3 2015

...VERY DRY CONDITIONS WITH BREEZY CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...

.BREEZY WINDS WILL CONTINUE IN THE EASTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE
THROUGH THE EVENING. OTHER AREAS UNDER THE WARNING WILL OBSERVE
INCREASING WINDS LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING AROUND 10 TO 20
MPH. ALTHOUGH WINDS WILL DIMINISH OVERNIGHT...WINDS WILL INCREASE
AGAIN ON INDEPENDENCE DAY. THE RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES IN THESE
AREAS WILL BE VERY LOW...AND EVEN WINDS IN THE 10 TO 20 MPH RANGE
MAY CAUSE RAPID FIRE SPREAD.

ORZ639-WAZ639-041715-
/O.CON.KPDT.FW.W.0005.000000T0000Z-150705T0300Z/
EAST SLOPES OF THE NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES-
EAST SLOPES OF THE SOUTHERN WASHINGTON CASCADES-
249 PM PDT FRI JUL 3 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PDT SATURDAY FOR
FOR BREEZY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...

* AFFECTED AREAS...WASHINGTON ZONE 639 EAST SLOPES OF THE
  SOUTHERN WASHINGTON CASCADES AND OREGON ZONE 639 EAST SLOPES
  OF THE NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES...MAINLY IN THE EASTERN
  COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE.

* TIMING...LOWEST RELATIVE HUMIDITY COMBINED WITH STRONGER WINDS
  EXPECTED TO OCCUR BETWEEN 1 PM AND 8 PM TODAY AND AGAIN ON
  SATURDAY.

* WIND...WEST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH IN THE EASTERN COLUMBIA RIVER
  GORGE AND WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH ELSEWHERE.

* HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 15 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.
  OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED. DO NOT RELEASE FIREWORKS
  NEAR AREAS OF DRY VEGETATION OR FLAMMABLE MATERIAL.

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PENDLETON OR
249 PM PDT FRI JUL 3 2015

...VERY DRY CONDITIONS WITH BREEZY CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...

.BREEZY WINDS WILL CONTINUE IN THE EASTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE
THROUGH THE EVENING. OTHER AREAS UNDER THE WARNING WILL OBSERVE
INCREASING WINDS LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING AROUND 10 TO 20
MPH. ALTHOUGH WINDS WILL DIMINISH OVERNIGHT...WINDS WILL INCREASE
AGAIN ON INDEPENDENCE DAY. THE RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES IN THESE
AREAS WILL BE VERY LOW...AND EVEN WINDS IN THE 10 TO 20 MPH RANGE
MAY CAUSE RAPID FIRE SPREAD.

WAZ675-041715-
/O.CON.KPDT.FW.W.0005.150703T2200Z-150705T1600Z/
EASTERN WASHINGTON SOUTHERN COLUMBIA BASIN-
249 PM PDT FRI JUL 3 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM PDT SUNDAY FOR
WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...

* AFFECTED AREA...THE NORTHERN HALF OF FIRE WEATHER ZONE 675
  EASTERN WASHINGTON COLUMBIA BASIN...COVERING SOUTHEAST
  KITTITAS VALLEY...THE YAKIMA VALLEY...AND THE HANFORD
  DISTRICT.

* TIMING...LOWEST RELATIVE HUMIDITY COMBINED WITH STRONGER
  WINDS EXPECTED TO OCCUR BETWEEN 4 PM THROUGH 8 PM TODAY AND
  AGAIN ON SATURDAY. WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO SHIFT TO THE NORTH
  AND BECOME BREEZY SATURDAY NIGHT.

* WIND...WEST TO NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH TODAY THROUGH
  SATURDAY. NORTH WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH GUSTING TO 30 MPH SATURDAY
  NIGHT.

* HUMIDITY...8 TO 15 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.
  OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED. DO NOT RELEASE FIREWORKS
  NEAR AREAS OF DRY VEGETATION OR FLAMMABLE MATERIAL.

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MISSOULA MT
107 PM MDT FRI JUL 3 2015

MTZ105-107-108-040715-
/O.UPG.KMSO.FW.A.0001.150704T1200Z-150705T0300Z/
/O.NEW.KMSO.FW.W.0001.150704T1200Z-150705T0300Z/
FLATHEAD/GLACIER PARK-SALISH AND KOOTENAI RESERVATION-EAST LOLO-
107 PM MDT FRI JUL 3 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 9 PM MDT SATURDAY FOR
GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES ACROSS THE FLATHEAD/GLACIER PARK...
SALISH AND KOOTENAI RESERVATION...EAST LOLO...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MISSOULA HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM 6 AM TO 9 PM MDT SATURDAY. THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO
LONGER IN EFFECT.

* WINDS: SUSTAINED WESTERLY WINDS OF 15 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
  40 MPH POSSIBLE.

* MINIMUM HUMIDITIES: SINGLE DIGITS TO LOW TEENS

* TIMING: WINDS WILL BEGIN TO INCREASE ACROSS NORTHWEST MONTANA
  SATURDAY MORNING AROUND SUNRISE... AND THEN SPREAD THROUGH THE
  REMAINDER OF WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST MONTANA BY EARLY
  AFTERNOON.

* A DRAMATIC WIND SHIFT FROM WESTERLY TO EASTERLY WILL OCCUR
  SOMETIME AFTER ROUGHLY 1900LT ACROSS THE GLACIER PARK AREA ON
  SATURDAY.

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 WILL
CREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MISSOULA MT
107 PM MDT FRI JUL 3 2015

MTZ104-040715-
/O.UPG.KMSO.FW.A.0001.150704T1200Z-150705T0300Z/
/O.NEW.KMSO.FW.W.0001.150704T1200Z-150705T0300Z/
KOOTENAI-
107 PM MDT FRI JUL 3 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 9 PM MDT SATURDAY FOR
GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES ACROSS THE KOOTENAI...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MISSOULA HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM 6 AM TO 9 PM MDT SATURDAY. THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO
LONGER IN EFFECT.

* WINDS: SUSTAINED WESTERLY WINDS OF 15 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40
  MPH.

* OUR GREATEST CONCERN IS FOR LOCATIONS EAST OF THE KOOTENAI
  FOREST/STILLWATER STATE FOREST/REXFORD DISTRICT. THIS IS WHERE
  THE COMBINATION OF EXTREME FUELS, STRONGEST WINDS, AND LOWEST
  RHS ARE EXPECTED.

* MINIMUM HUMIDITIES: SINGLE DIGITS TO LOW TEENS

* TIMING: WINDS WILL BEGIN TO INCREASE SATURDAY MORNING AROUND
  SUNRISE, INCREASING AND BECOMING GUSTY BY EARLY AFTERNOON. A
  DRAMATIC WIND SHIFT FROM WESTERLY TO EASTERLY WILL OCCUR
  SOMETIME AFTER ROUGHLY 1900LT.

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 WILL
CREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KOTX
232 AM PDT FRI JUL 3 2015

...GUSTY CASCADE GAP WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FRIDAY FOR
EAST SLOPE CENTRAL CASCADE VALLEYS...

...GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY SATURDAY FOR THE
OKANOGAN VALLEY...HIGHLANDS...WATERVILLE PLATEAU AND WESTERN
PORTION OF COLUMBIA BASIN...

.GUSTY WINDS WILL COMBINE WITH A DRY AIR MASS TO PRODUCE A
POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS WILDFIRE ENVIRONMENT FRIDAY. THE STRONGEST
WINDS WILL FOCUS DOWN THE KITTITAS VALLEY BUT COULD BE BREEZY IN
THE WENATCHEE VALLEY AS WELL. WINDS WILL SWITCH AROUND THE NORTH
SATURDAY AND BLOW ACROSS WESTERN OKANOGAN COUNTY AND WESTERN
COLUMBIA BASIN AS A FRONTAL PASSAGE MOVES THROUGH.

WAZ673-684-687-040415-
/O.CON.KOTX.FW.W.0007.150704T1900Z-150705T0500Z/
EAST WASHINGTON NORTHERN COLUMBIA BASIN (ZONE 673)-
EAST WASHINGTON OKANOGAN/METHOW VALLEYS (ZONE 684)-
EAST WASHINGTON OKANOGAN HIGHLANDS (ZONE 687)-
232 AM PDT FRI JUL 3 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 10 PM PDT
SATURDAY FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR OKANOGAN VALLEY...
WATERVILLE PLATEAU...AND WESTERN COLUMBIA BASIN...

* AFFECTED AREA: FIRE WEATHER ZONE 673 EAST WASHINGTON NORTHERN
  COLUMBIA BASIN (ZONE 673)...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 684 EAST
  WASHINGTON OKANOGAN/METHOW VALLEYS (ZONE 684) AND FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 687 EAST WASHINGTON OKANOGAN HIGHLANDS (ZONE 687).

* WINDS: NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITIES: 8 TO 16 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS: RAPID FIRE SPREAD IS POSSIBLE WITH EXISTING FIRES OR
  NEW FIRE STARTS IN THE AREA.

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 WILL
CREATE EXTREME FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KOTX
232 AM PDT FRI JUL 3 2015

...GUSTY CASCADE GAP WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FRIDAY FOR
EAST SLOPE CENTRAL CASCADE VALLEYS...

...GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY SATURDAY FOR THE
OKANOGAN VALLEY...HIGHLANDS...WATERVILLE PLATEAU AND WESTERN
PORTION OF COLUMBIA BASIN...

.GUSTY WINDS WILL COMBINE WITH A DRY AIR MASS TO PRODUCE A
POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS WILDFIRE ENVIRONMENT FRIDAY. THE STRONGEST
WINDS WILL FOCUS DOWN THE KITTITAS VALLEY BUT COULD BE BREEZY IN
THE WENATCHEE VALLEY AS WELL. WINDS WILL SWITCH AROUND THE NORTH
SATURDAY AND BLOW ACROSS WESTERN OKANOGAN COUNTY AND WESTERN
COLUMBIA BASIN AS A FRONTAL PASSAGE MOVES THROUGH.

WAZ676-040400-
/O.CON.KOTX.FW.W.0006.150703T2200Z-150704T0400Z/
EAST WASHINGTON SOUTH CENTRAL CASCADE VALLEYS (ZONE 676)-
232 AM PDT FRI JUL 3 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
9 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR THE KITTITAS VALLEY...

* AFFECTED AREA: FIRE WEATHER ZONE 676 EAST WASHINGTON SOUTH
  CENTRAL CASCADE VALLEYS (ZONE 676).

* WINDS: NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITIES: 12 TO 19 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS: RAPID FIRE SPREAD IS POSSIBLE WITH EXISTING FIRES OR
  NEW FIRE STARTS IN THE AREA.

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 WILL
CREATE EXTREME FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KOTX
232 AM PDT FRI JUL 3 2015

...GUSTY CASCADE GAP WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FRIDAY FOR
EAST SLOPE CENTRAL CASCADE VALLEYS...

...GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY SATURDAY FOR THE
OKANOGAN VALLEY...HIGHLANDS...WATERVILLE PLATEAU AND WESTERN
PORTION OF COLUMBIA BASIN...

.GUSTY WINDS WILL COMBINE WITH A DRY AIR MASS TO PRODUCE A
POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS WILDFIRE ENVIRONMENT FRIDAY. THE STRONGEST
WINDS WILL FOCUS DOWN THE KITTITAS VALLEY BUT COULD BE BREEZY IN
THE WENATCHEE VALLEY AS WELL. WINDS WILL SWITCH AROUND THE NORTH
SATURDAY AND BLOW ACROSS WESTERN OKANOGAN COUNTY AND WESTERN
COLUMBIA BASIN AS A FRONTAL PASSAGE MOVES THROUGH.

WAZ677-040400-
/O.UPG.KOTX.FW.A.0005.150703T2100Z-150704T0400Z/
/O.EXA.KOTX.FW.W.0006.150703T2200Z-150704T0400Z/
EAST WASHINGTON CENTRAL CASCADE VALLEYS (ZONE 677)-
232 AM PDT FRI JUL 3 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 9 PM
PDT THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR THE
WENATCHEE VALLEY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SPOKANE HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 9 PM PDT THIS EVENING. THE FIRE
WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* AFFECTED AREA: FIRE WEATHER ZONE 677 EAST WASHINGTON CENTRAL
  CASCADE VALLEYS (ZONE 677).

* WINDS: WEST 12 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITIES: 9 TO 17 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS: RAPID FIRE SPREAD IS POSSIBLE WITH EXISTING FIRES OR
  NEW FIRE STARTS IN THE AREA.

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 WILL
CREATE EXTREME FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

&&

$$

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