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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
950 AM MDT THU AUG 27 2015


MTZ112-280300-
/O.CON.KTFX.FW.W.0010.150827T1800Z-150828T0300Z/
EASTERN GLACIER/TOOLE/CENTRAL/EASTERN PONDERA/LIBERTY-
950 AM MDT THU AUG 27 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING
FOR LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND GUSTY WINDS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE
112...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112.

* WIND...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...9 TO 19 PERCENT

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE LIKELY. A COMBINATION OF GUSTY WINDS...LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES WILL CREATE HIGH FIRE GROWTH
POTENTIAL.

PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THESE
AREAS OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
636 AM PDT THU AUG 27 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR PORTIONS OF
CENTRAL AND EASTERN WASHINGTON THURSDAY...

.A WEAK FRONTAL PASSAGE WILL INCREASE WINDS ACROSS THE REGION
THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING. THIS WILL PRODUCE SUSTAINED
WINDS OF 13 TO 18 MPH WITH AFTERNOON WIND GUSTS IN THE 20 TO
25 MPH RANGE. WINDS WILL COMBINE WITH ONE MORE DAY OF HOT
TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER 80S TO LOWER 90S AND HUMIDITY LEVELS IN
THE TEENS. THIS DOES NOT LOOK TO BE A WIDESPREAD WIND EVENT AND
PLEASE REFERENCE THE DETAILED HAZARD MAP TO SEE WHAT AREAS THE
WARNING IS LOCALIZED TO. A MUCH STRONGER WIND EVENT IS EXPECTED
ON SATURDAY.

WAZ673-674-677-684-686-687-280300-
/O.CON.KOTX.FW.W.0019.150827T2000Z-150828T0300Z/
EAST WASHINGTON NORTHERN COLUMBIA BASIN (ZONE 673)-
EAST WASHINGTON PALOUSE AND SPOKANE AREA (ZONE 674)-
EAST WASHINGTON CENTRAL CASCADE VALLEYS (ZONE 677)-
EAST WASHINGTON OKANOGAN/METHOW VALLEYS (ZONE 684)-
EAST WASHINGTON NORTHEAST (ZONE 686)-
EAST WASHINGTON OKANOGAN HIGHLANDS (ZONE 687)-
636 AM PDT THU AUG 27 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
8 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR WIND
AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...

* 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 677 EAST WASHINGTON CENTRAL CASCADE VALLEYS (ZONE 677)...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 684 EAST WASHINGTON OKANOGAN/METHOW VALLEYS
  (ZONE 684)...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 686 EAST WASHINGTON NORTHEAST
  (ZONE 686) AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 687 EAST WASHINGTON OKANOGAN
  HIGHLANDS (ZONE 687).

* WINDS: SOUTHWEST 13 TO 18 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES: UPPER 80S TO LOWER 90S.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITIES: 13 TO 20 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS: BREEZY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY WILL RESULT IN THE
  POTENTIAL FOR RAPID GROWTH ON EXISTING FIRES OR ANY NEW
  IGNITIONS.

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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