Moses Lake Area

Fire Weather Warning:

Issued at: 10:46 PM PDT on July 2, 2015, expires at: 9:00 AM PDT on July 05, 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 30 to 40 mph.
  • Relative humidities: 8 to 15 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. 300 PM PDT Thu Jul 2 2015 ...Red flag warning in effect from 3 PM Friday to 9 am PDT Sunday for winds and low relative humidity... The National Weather Service in Pendleton has issued a red flag warning...which is in effect from 3 PM Friday to 9 am PDT Sunday. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.
  • 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 Friday 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 Friday through Saturday. North winds 10 to 20 mph gusting to 30 mph Saturday night.
  • Humidity...as low as 10 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.

Heat Advisory:

Issued at: 2:12 PM PDT on July 2, 2015, expires at: 9:00 PM PDT on July 03, 2015
  • ...Heat advisory remains in effect until 9 PM PDT Friday...
  • temperatures...lows in the mid 60s. Highs 96 to 105.
  • Locations...Kamiah...communities along the Snake River and Highway 12 corridor will be in the triple digit heat. Mid to upper 90s will impact Winchester...Craigmont...Nez Perce.
  • Impacts...if you plan to be active be prepared for more hot weather. Drink plenty of water. If you are outdoors...take breaks from vigorous activity and rest in the shade. Precautionary/preparedness actions... Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible...reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water. To reduce risk during outdoor work the occupational safety and health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency...call 911. A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. Very hot temperatures can create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids...stay in an air- conditioned room...stay out of the sun... and check up on relatives and neighbors.
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