Moses Lake Area

Fire Weather Warning:

Issued at: 10:57 PM PDT on August 26, 2016, expires at: 9:00 PM PDT on August 27, 2016
  • ...Red flag warning remains in effect from 1 PM to 9 PM PDT Saturday 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 northern and 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 fire weather zone 686 East Washington northeast (zone 686).
  • Winds: southwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.
  • Relative humidities: 15 to 25 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. 1132 am PDT Fri Aug 26 2016 ...Red flag warning in effect from 1 PM to 9 PM PDT Saturday for gusty winds and low humidity... The National Weather Service in Pendleton has issued a red flag warning...which is in effect from 1 PM to 9 PM PDT Saturday. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.
  • Affected area...in Washington...fire weather zones 639...641 and 675 covering the eastern Columbia River gorge and most of Klickitat County...the lower Columbia Basin...the Yakima Valley...and the Blue Mountain foothills. In Oregon...fire weather zones 639 and 641 covering the eastern Columbia River gorge...the lower Columbia Basin...and the Blue Mountain foothills.
  • Timing...winds will increase in the eastern Columbia River gorge around noon then over the remainder of the watch area by mid afternoon.
  • Wind...southwest to west wind 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. The strongest wind will occur in the eastern Columbia River gorge.
  • Humidity...15 to 25 percent.
  • Impacts...any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. The grassy areas will easily ignite with vehicle exhaust. Outdoor burning is not recommended. Keep vehicles with a hot exhaust off of dry grass. 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.
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