USUALLY THE VIEW FROM THE TOP OF KXLY IS A PICTURESQUE
VIEWS AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE.
BUT TODAY A DIFFERENT STORY AS FIRES CONTINUE TO BURN.
PREDICTING ACCURATE WEATHER FORECASTS--- CAN BE A
MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH...
FOR BOTH FIRE FIGHTERS , AND PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THE
:52 jonathan fox, incident meteorologists
these fire crews are always staying in touch with
what the latest weather conditions are, when we go
out to the fires that's our primary job is to let
them know what kind of weather to expect.
JONATHAN FOX IS NOT A FIRE FIGHTER
my main attention is here up to the fires that are
north of Davenport
BUT HIS ROLE AS A METEOROLOGIST IS AN IMPORTANT PIECE
OF THE PUZZLE TO CONTAINING A WILD FIRE.
i'm sent to wild fires when team of fire management
officials request our services.
JONATHAN'S FOCUS HAS BEEN ON THE SPOKANE COMPLEX FIRE
SINCE THE THREE FIRES STARTED YESTERDAY AFTERNOON.
HE SAYS YESTERDAYS HOT TEMPERATURES, HIGH WINDS AND
LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY MADE A GOOD COMBINATION FOR
A BAD FIRE.
WITH TEMPERATURES DROPPING BY OVER 15 DEGREES TODAY,
HE'S HOPING FIREFIGHTERS CAN MAKE PROGRESS.
we aren't expecting real critical winds, or real strong
winds anytime in the near future, and the temperatures
aren't going to get hot
EVEN THEN, WE AREN'T IN THE CLEAR JUST YET.
IN THE COMING DAYS, FIRE CREWS STATE WIDE WILL CONTINUE
TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FOR HELP.
the winds which have been south west for yesterday
today and tomorrow are actually going to turn to the
northeast and whether or not that causes problems
or that we have to be watching for that
A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ASKING ABOUT AIR QUALITY---
JONATHAN TELLS ME WE ARE SITTING CLOSE TO THE MODERATE
RANGE THROUGHOUT THE DAY TODAY--- BUT AIR QUALITY
SHOULD REALLY IMPROVE BY TOMORROW.
REPORTING IN SPOKANE, CAITI CURREY KXLY 4 NEWS.