Lower Columbia Basin of Washington Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 8:15 AM PDT Jul. 30, 2016 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to
9 PM PDT this evening for gusty winds and low humidity...

* affected area... Washington and Oregon fire zone 641 covering
the lower Columbia Basin and Blue Mountain foothills.
Washington fire zone 675 covering the Hanford district and the
Yakima Valley.

* Timing... the strongest winds will occur between 3 PM and 8 PM.

* Wind... southwest to west 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph.

* Humidity... 12 to 18 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.