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Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 6:48 AM PDT on August 27, 2016


... Red flag warning remains in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to
9 PM PDT this evening for wind and low relative humidity for central and
eastern Columbia Basin... Palouse... Spokane area... Idaho Panhandle
mainly south of Sandpoint... and northeast Washington mainly south
of Chewelah.

* Affected area: fire weather zone 101 central Idaho Panhandle
(zone 101)... fire weather zone 673 East Washington northern
Columbia Basin (zone 673)... fire weather zone 674 East
Washington Palouse and Spokane area (zone 674) and southern
poriton of fire weather zone 686 East Washington northeast
(zone 686).

* Winds: southwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* Relative humidities: 14 to 28 percent.

* Impacts: dry... warm... and breezy conditions will promote rapid
fire spread with any new or existing fires.

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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