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Fire Weather Watch

Statement as of 10:45 PM PDT on July 28, 2016


... Fire Weather Watch remains in effect from Saturday afternoon
through Saturday evening for wind and low relative humidity for
northern Columbia Basin and south/central Cascade valleys...

* affected area: fire weather zone 673 East Washington northern
Columbia Basin (zone 673)... fire weather zone 676 East
Washington south central Cascade valleys (zone 676) and fire
weather zone 677 East Washington central Cascade valleys (zone
677).

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

* Relative humidities: 13 to 18 percent.

* Impacts: dry and breezy conditions will lead to the rapid
spread of any new fire starts.

* Communities: Wenatchee... Entiat... Vantage... George... Ephrata...
   Moses Lake... Douglas... Waterville... Wilbur... Othello...
Ritzville... Coulee City... Ellensburg... Yakima.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
red flag warnings.




359 PM PDT Thu Jul 28 2016

... Fire Weather Watch in effect from Saturday afternoon through
Sunday evening for gusty winds and low humidity...

The National Weather Service in Pendleton has issued a Fire
Weather Watch... which is in effect from Saturday afternoon
through Sunday evening.

* 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 Saturday afternoon and
evening.

* Wind... southwest to west wind 15 to 25 mph on Saturday and 10 to
20 mph on Sunday.

* Humidity... 12 to 18 percent.

* Impacts... any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
red flag warnings.





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